IPCop

  • Fairly small distro (47MB download)
  • QOS (basic)
  • VPN
  • Graphing
  • Transparent proxy server
  • Intrusion detection (snort)
  • A bit too basic for my needs
  • 2.4 kernel
  • Addons available, but not centralized, and not necessarily easy to find (advanced QOS?)

PFSense

  • Small download (60-70MB)
  • QOS, VPN, Graphing
  • Proxy server and IDS in packages system
  • Complex (good and bad!)
  • FreeBSD
  • So far this wins hands-down
  • QOS is hard to use and has little documentation
  • Snort (IDS) is unstable

Endian

  • Setup doesn't work with firefox
  • After applying setup I couldn't log into web admin (so I couldn't test it!)
  • Errors during boot
  • Takes a really long time to boot up

Smoothwall

  • Wouldn't install with vmware, so used vmware image
  • Unable to log into web interface with vmware image
  • They offer a commercial version too, and the free version is crippled in some ways

Untangle

  • Requires newer hardware

m0n0wall

  • Like pfsense, but for embedded hardware
  • Nice, but not as full-featured as pfsense
 
it/firewalls.txt · Last modified: 2008/05/11 17:06 by justinhomi
 
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