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Offline spikedog

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TC for small router/firewall
« on: April 01, 2009, 11:27:04 AM »
I'm new here and I apologize if this has been covered.  I have been using Ubuntu for a few years and just ran across TC.  It looks great.   

I would like to set up a pc-based router/firewall for my home network using Linux.  I already run a 'canned' program SME Server, but I would like to make my own.

Can the required modules (iptables, net-tools, etc) that are recommended in the online tutorials be loaded?  And can I make me TC router run from USB/ram?

Please point me in the right direction.  THANKS.

Offline Jason W

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Re: TC for small router/firewall
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 07:15:20 PM »
I have my router running TC, it just takes the iptables.tcel and firewall-2.6.26.tcem extensions.  Though the iptables extension contains a firewall script, I used the site below to create mine as I did not have time that day to manually configure the needed set of rules for my setup:

http://easyfwgen.morizot.net/gen/


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Re: TC for small router/firewall
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 12:21:59 AM »
And can I make me TC router run from USB/ram?
TC runs all in RAM by default.  USB mass storage devices can be set up to boot TC (see the wiki page).

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Re: TC for small router/firewall
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 10:12:06 AM »
Thanks for the help.   It looks like I'll be using TC.  I've got it running on my netbook, and IT'S FAST!