DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2007-12
Re: DragonFly vs Linksys as firewall and Gateway
Matthew Dillon <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> When using a free OS as a router or firewall the main issue tends not
> to be the OS itself but the box you are running it on. To really be
> useful as a black box router it needs to be a small, fanless PC,
> preferably booted off a flash drive instead of a hard drive.
Running dragonfly off of a CDROM drive like I do tends to be a decent,
though not absolutely perfect, substitute for this. While I can't speak
for the form factor, it has better properties than the flash
drive...i.e. even if someone does hack into it, you just reboot and
there's no way that I know of to alter a CD-R image after it's been
Dave Hayes - Consultant - Altadena CA, USA - email@example.com
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