setup Router+Firewall+DHCP

Posted on 2005-04-10
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have a router/firewall device[Sonicwall], but we have lots of problems with it.
 I want to replace it with a computer that runs linux/Fedora and intall Router/firewall/dhcp on it, and make it serve our network.

Is this possible?
Is it secure and reliable?
Where can I find a good information on how to set this up?
What are the best open sources to use for this?
Can this connect 50 users to internet, and also provide VPN to 20 users?

Question by:Nav444
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    Expert Comment

    yes it's possible
    as i know seting up router anf firewall and DHCP with Suse for example is very easy
    about Fedora Code i'm not so shube but think will be easy too .
    Only with seting up VPN server you may have some difficulties.
    But you can manage it.
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    Accepted Solution

    1. Sure
    2. Yes
    3. & 4.
    5. The number of users that can be connected depends on your hardware, but for your specs., I guess a PC running at 600MHz, 256MB Ram and a disk of maybe 6GB should be more than enough. If you also want to use a proxy server for cached surfing, your hardware requirements will be considerably more (Large, fast disk, multiprocessors, Ram).

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