[TriLUG] dead motherboard
Wed, 09 Oct 2002 22:10:05 -0400
Greg Brown wrote:
> How about creating a diskless station to boot off CD (also replacing
> the bios with LinuxBIOS) to use as my firewall.
> Is a configuration like this possible? Is it not a good idea? Or
> just a stupid idea for some reason that I'm not seeing in my sleepy fog?
It's a good idea. But, of course, if you write your firewall rules correctly, you needn't worry about hacking.
Note that motherboards which work with LinuxBIOS are still limited.
There are a few floppy-based Linux firewalls which do what you're attempting. I'll have to dig up some URL's and send them your way.
On another note, I saw story on Slashdot a while back showing how to run a firewall at runlevel 0. I haven't tried it yet, but it looked like a neat trick.
Mark Turner, N4JMT Siteseers Inc.
www.markturner.net Open Source Solutions