[olug] Firewall / VPN Devices

James Ringler jringler at plainspower.com
Wed Oct 7 19:17:05 UTC 2009

On 10/07/2009 12:03 PM, Obi-Wan wrote:
>> I ended up going with Vyatta - it's Linux based so that meant my
>> work-related VPNs functioned, it has a GUI to make the initial
>> learning stage less steep, and it has a cli much like Cisco which I
>> cut my networking teeth on (they're just behind the eye-teeth..)
> What's the firewall configuration like on Vyatta today?  I tried the
> live CD a few years ago, but the text-based firewall rule configuration
> was a nightmare for a multi-zone setup with scores of rules.  I
> eventually dropped back to CentOS with iptables&  fwbuilder.  I also
> run other stuff like my DHCP&  DNS servers as well as forward&
> reverse web proxies on my firewall box.  Can I still do those things
> if I install Vyatta?

It still has the cli.  but now the GUI is reworked and is back in 
version 5.

We're on the supported stable tree, so I don't have the GUI, but I've 
been told that to use the GUI you still have to have an understanding of 
the CLI structure although the gui does assist you somewhat.

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