redWall is a bootable CD-ROM Firewall. It’s goal is to provide a feature rich firewall solution, with the main goal, to provide a webinterface for all the logfiles generated!

Main features:

  • Configuration is currenty stored on a floppy/USB Memory Stick/Harddrive or sent by email
  • Due the fact, that most reporting functionality is done via mysql (except for the squid reports), it’s possible to use the cd as a Mangagement/Logging Console for other firewalls running in your environment using the same cd! Take snort for instance.. you can have 10 firewalls :) running snort, reporting back to the main database on the management/Logging system, in order to have a central “overview” of all your firewalls… Using the SAME CD !! It’s all up to you how you configure your firewall and/or Management box !
  • based on gentoo
  • bridging support
  • Mail Virusscanning, spamfiltering and gateway functionality
  • /etc is writable (tmpfs) feeded by the configuration medium
  • /var is writable (ramdisk or harddisk) (you are not going to run squid on a ramdisk… aren’t you ?)
  • The cd will (at least it should) detect all your network cards during the initial boot

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