Dedicated Linux GW/Firewall

Dear Experts,

  I want to configure a P1 or P2 Machine Dedicatedly For My Internet GW/Firewall. Only I want Logs of each and every activity through It.


 Is there any Linux distro Providing Only This Function ! I am not interested in GUI at all But only the dedicated Machine !


 Does Anyone Have any Info regarding this ?


Thanks in advance

 Aashish
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aashishkunteAsked:
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macker-Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Check freshmeat for the floppy-based linux distros section, as this sounds like it's in the area you're looking for:

http://freshmeat.net/browse/1013/

I also found some interesting results searching for "floppy router"

There's more than a few Linux distros dedicated to being a router / gateway, it's really a question of which one suits you best.  I have had good experience with Astaro, but that was for a project that required a GUI interface.  Debian or Slackware would probably make a good base for a customized small-footprint install, or Linux From Scratch if you wanted to spend the time, which you've indicated you don't.
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manav_mathurCommented:
All distros provide this, but I've heard Debian is well-suited for this purpose.

Manav
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aashishkunteAuthor Commented:
Thanx man !

 I am Right now using A Linux Server Running on RH9 ! I have all GW/Firewall , Squid Proxy, FTP and SMTP all together !

  I am interested in a bootable linux Distro which can provide me only GW/Firewall packages and automated Configurations for which I just Insert veriables as per my requirement !

 Which will help me to have different Dedicated Servers ! With Low Config I can reuse my old dumped machines !
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manav_mathurCommented:
Ummm....I don't know about any automated configurations  but possibly you can get readymade configuration scripts if you google for them.

you might first lookup few resources on the net.
http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/01/31/index2a.html?tw=backend

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bmquintasCommented:
www.smoothwall.org
50 Mb install
Auto setup
Detailed logs (firewall,dhcp,proxy,vpn,IDS)
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aashishkunteAuthor Commented:
Any thing other than SmoothWall !

  Does anyone know cofiguring Trustix Linux for this !
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bmquintasCommented:
You have a personal thing with smoothwall :)) ?
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aashishkunteAuthor Commented:
Hi bmquintas ,
  >>You have a personal thing with smoothwall :)) ?

Nothing like that ! Just got Downloded SmoothWall !
Will definitely use it.
Trying a Transparent Proxy behind NAT ! which will act as GW and Proxy will act for access control. Also want to use minimum H/W resources ! Thats why looking for an alternative also. Trustix has got purpose only for Server ....
So Interested in Trustix.
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