best linux firewall with p2p blocking and wireless-cafe/WISP features


I'm going to setup a good firewall for a university wifi network. For legal reasons we need to block P2P traffic. We also would like to redirect new users to a sign-in page on first use (similar to wayport or other wireless cafe type setups) in order to control access to the network.

Good traffic monitoring capabilities (on the IP/mac level) would be a plus as well (something similar to ntop)

I'm planning on going with IPCop and tweaking it, but does anyone else have any better suggestions?


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Matthew Mucklo
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Linux with IPTables is good.

Start by closing the FW completely, then add rules to open it for only the stuff you want to allow.

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's written a nice book on security.

Prepare to study a LOT.

Have a look at SNORT for intrusion detection.

frgr Erik

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On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 at 06:06 GMT, Matthew Mucklo spewed into the usenet group

Sounds like you want nocat (

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Just use nocat on Linux, then run ntop and iptables on it.

Devdas Bhagat

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