On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 20:41, Philipp Walther wrote:
> Hello List,
> I've just ordered a mini-itx system (via-cpu 1ghz, 80gb hd) and
> am looking for a firewall/router etc.
> m0n0wall seems to have all the features I want (traffic shaping
> as one of the most important).
> BUT, Can I add additional software to m0n0wall?
> I am planning to do a harddisk install and would like to connect with
> ssh to my firewall. It would be cool if I could do nmap/ping and
> stuff on that firewall (even a gcc is sometimes handy).
ssh would be handy, agreed.
gcc on a firewall is total, complete and utter lunacy. It is only
sensible to have gcc on a box *protected* by a firewall - any machine
directly attached to the Internet running gcc is a problem asking to
nmap is ideal to be run from a machine *behind* the firewall.
> I know it may look rather strange to you, to have sshd running
> on a firewall - but for my use it's okay.
sshd running on a firewall isn't that strange. What is strange is Cisco
running telnetd on their "security devices". That's not strange,
actually, that's braindead.
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