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Problem Hardware Firewall

Discussion in 'Networks' started by paulwatson5, Sep 29, 2010.

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  1. paulwatson5

    paulwatson5 Byte Poster

    I want to setup a hardware firewall and i have a SFF P4 2.4Ghz machine which i was going to use for it and i just need a small (10gb or so) hard drive to install IP Cop onto it before its setup.

    But i also have a Watchguard Firebox X15 and someone suggested that i look into installing IP Cop onto that, is this possible??

    I'm missing the power adapter from the unit also so i will have to get a new one before i can do anything.

    Here is the link to the unit.


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  2. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

    Straight forward answer is no.

    Units like that all (they're maybe exceptions here) run their own custom os/firmware, pick yer name depending on the vendor. They don't have any interaction methods except LAN (via webpage), console, and sometimes a software config program that can interface with them.

    You'll need a standard PC like the one you mention you have to install a Linux distro on it.

    On the other hand if you can find a power adaptor and presuming you know the admin password, or a method of removing said password, you should find that you can configure that box to do what you want, unless Watchguard units only work with an active maintenance subscription (someone else maybe able to shed some light on this)
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