[Dshield] Recommendation for home router

Stasiniewicz, Adam stasinia at msoe.edu
Mon Feb 13 20:06:23 GMT 2006

Granted I am no a big Linux person, nor would this be the best solution
for all...  But recently I grabbed an old desktop I had collecting dust
and set it up as a Linux firewall.  Between the OS install and the
iptables config, it took the better part of a week worth of tinkering
(you have to recall, I am a Windows guy, so what you Linux folk might
think takes 1 minute, it takes me one week).  But I have to say I a very
please with it.  I got SSH access and a 20 GB hard drive to store as
much data as I would like.  Granted there is no web interface, but I
like the flexibility of being able to modify the iptable rules directly.

Adam Stasiniewicz 
Computer and Communication Services Department 
Milwaukee School of Engineering 
MSCE: Messaging & Security 2003 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: list-bounces at lists.dshield.org [mailto:list-
> bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Wes S
> Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 7:38 AM
> To: General DShield Discussion List
> Subject: [Dshield] Recommendation for home router
> I have a question on routers for the home network.  I have a DL-604
> but I'm not all that impressed with it.  It seems to work fine but it
> seems a bit limited.
> It has the ability to get to it remotely via the web using IE or
> Mozilla but I can't use lynx from my shell account.  The session is
> http vs https.
> I can only use one trusted foreign IP for management.
> Logging is via sending email vs being able to use syslog.
> There are other limitations but I figure you get my drift.
> Any suggestions for a better home router?
> Thanks,
> Wes S
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