I have a LinkSys router, but right now I am only using it to provide NAT functionality. Right now, all my traffic from the LinkSys is sent from the LinkSys to my OpenBSD box acting as firewall/proxy server.
I also run natd on the OpenBSD machine to route traffic to my FreeBSD mailserver behind the OpenBSD box.
I prefer the OpenBSD box as it gives me fine grain control of what I let in/out/monitor. I am using OpenBSD 2.9 with two 3Com905 NICs and it works just fine.
I still use ZoneAlarm on my Win32 machines so that I can control what apps try to contact the outside world. ZoneAlarm is great!
There are a large number of tutorials on how to setup an OpenBSD box as a router.
It's a little overkill for a home situation, but it keeps me entertained for hours on end. My wife just doesn't understand why it is cool that we have a mail server in the house. She just looks at me and smiles.
I set up remote printing on a clients Unix server to my Windows XP USB printer. My USB printer is connected directly to my PC (no print server and no network input on printer). With my Win XP PC connected to my cable modem (without the router), i can do
lp -dhp842c /etc/hosts and it prints. I... (7 Replies)
I wondered if anyone could assist me in writing a simple packet filter firewall on my OpenBSD v4.5.
All I intend doing is to have two firewalling machine on a separate network :
ext_if = xl0 (dhcp) // Internet interface
int_if=xl1 // Internatl interface
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Please help. I have downloaded the openbsd 2.9 snapshot from ftp.openbsd.org. the following files were downloaded from the snapshot dir. ( the whole dir. was downloaded ) base29,bsd,bsd.rd,cdrom29.fs,cksum,comp29,etc29,all three floppy images,game29,index,install.ata,install.chs... (11 Replies)