One thing I forgot to mention. I would love to have some way of
having dual connections. I know that not even Cisco PIX/ASA can do
this (because of their it is not a router mentality) but I would
really like to get cable and dsl and do some kind of load balacing.

On 8/2/06, Cody Nelson wrote:
> First.
> I have been using IPcop as a firewall for close to 4 years now, before
> then I used a slackware box with a bunch of home made scripts.
> Current firewall hardware. Celeron 300 with 128 RAM. 1 10 NIC, 1 10/100 NIC.
> I am looking to step up my security and functionality to a higher
> level. I am looking at other OSS projects and see quite a few.
> Astaro is top of my list right now, but there are so many others.
> (m0n0wall, redWall, Endian, etc)
> What I do.
> This is a home network.
> I have some websites hosted, nothing major, small stuff.
> I ssh to home, and tunnel squid, vnc, etc through that from work, or
> other places.
> Sometimes VPN to friends network.
> Some functionality I would like to see.
> Restricting bandwidth usage. Kind of like squid, but on the firewall.
> SSL(Web) VPN. (not a priority)
> IDS/IPS capabilities with the bellow
> Better logs/reporting with alerts.
> Port knocking would be cool
> Web based configuration/monitoring.
> Handles over 20,000 connections (bit torrent, etc)
> Posible virus/spam protection.
> Well I gues first question what do people think of Astaro?
> Second question, what are suggestions?
> And of course the 3rd questions is for comments?
> Thank you all!
> Cody

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