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Test-driving RouterOS 2.9

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Would you like to have a Linux-based router capable of doing tasks such as stateful firewall inspection, virtual private networking, and traffic shaping, in addition to packet routing? Tired of having to do administration from the command line but want to be able to administer your box from a Windows-based client PC? MikroTik's RouterOS may what you need. You can boot RouterOS via diskette, CD, or over the network via PXE or Etherboot-enabled network interface card. You can find a full list of RouterOS technical specifications at the homepage.

How To Test Your Linux-Distro Firewall

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Recently, I wrote an article about "How to scan your Linux-Distro for Root Kits". Now that the machine is... clean! I think, a good thing TO-DO, is to test my Firewall (AGAIN!) The good news are that we can use the free tool FTester. The bad news are that FTester needs to be configured right...So...Let's get to work!

Firewall Migration

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When birds migrate, they expend a huge amount of energy winging their way from one place to another, depending on sheer endurance to complete the journey safely. And so, it seems, it goes with with security managers faced with swapping out their gateway firewalls. Firewall migration for mid- to large-sized enterprises in particular appears to be a lengthy project indeed when organizations migrate from one vendor's firewall to another since by all accounts, firewall product design differs substantially. Our story this week looks at the topic.