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snuza
May 14th, 2008, 08:34 PM
I would like to know if i am opening up security holes if i replace my Smoothwall machine + ******* server (2 separate machines) with a single Ubuntu server machine? I mainly use my Smoothwall (besides minimising chances of attacks) to monitor bandwith usage on individual PCs on the LAN. Also to (try to) prevent PC's on the LAN accessing undesireable sites (porn, etc). And i use port forwarding too. That's about it - nothing complicated!! So... will i be able to sleep peacefully at night knowing my files are as safe as they are with Smoothwall??

Greg

P.S. I'm relatively new to Linux.

mkoyle
June 22nd, 2008, 04:49 PM
iptables is quite capable, but when it comes clear down to it, you can remove UFW and iptables from Ubuntu and use Smoothwall in Ubuntu. You could probably even copy most of your old config.

Trevor Ostrander
February 14th, 2010, 07:08 PM
iptables is quite capable, but when it comes clear down to it, you can remove UFW and iptables from Ubuntu and use Smoothwall in Ubuntu. You could probably even copy most of your old config.

How do you install Smoothwall in Ubuntu?

cariboo
February 14th, 2010, 09:52 PM
You run it in a vm, as it is a Linux distribution on it's own.