Set Up Ubuntu-Server 6.10 As A Firewall/Gateway For Your Small Business Environment
This tutorial shows how to set up a Ubuntu 6.10 server (“Edgy Eft”) as a firewall and gateway for small/medium networks. The article covers the installation/configuration of services such as Shorewall, NAT, caching nameserver, DHCP server, VPN server, Webmin, munin, Apache, Squirrelmail, Postfix, Courier IMAP and POP3, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.
I am almost curious enough to try this. Throw in a little Samba and you have a pretty good SBS competitor although it might be a tossup to use an inexpensive NAS box for the file sharing instead. The turn-off was the 11 pages of cut-and-paste instructions. Of course, the entire installation is done via the geek’s old friend, the command line. I guess my age is showing. I am spoiled with the ease of using Wizards to install and maintain computer systems.