Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: June 18 2004,05:10
For several years now, I have run both my networks behind
the Freesco package. Runs on a 386 with as little as 8 megs.
Case/P-Supply, 2 nics, mboard/ memory, floppy drive, and your in business.
If you have PCI nics, they configure themselves.
Usually setup to run off a FLOPPY.
Needs NO HD ever, and no monitor or keyboard except when installing.
Quiet, compact, and if trouble strikes, simply REBOOT.
Remote administration and service thru webmin-type interface.
Works with dialups, DSL, isdn, etc...easy to configure
Can use up to 3 nics for in/out/DMZ for your other servers
Can use up to 2 modems for dial-IN and dial-OUT capability
Print server, time server, web server, router, firewall,
DNS caching server, DHCP server, gateway, MP3 server,
I run my system off a p100, 200mb HD, and 32 megs ram.
Leaves room for lots of stats and plugins, such as:
Logging / reporting
EDNA - http mp3 server,
thttpd - http web server
darkstat - network traffic graphic reporting
Midnight Commander for file management
Paranoid Firewall - passes NMAP stealth scan on all ports!
Hundreds of others plugins at http://www.freescosoft.us/html/home.html
Give it a try, then go to www.grc.com and port scan your new doorstop.
Or use NMAP from another location, you'll be pleased !
A wonderful project for "Atticware"