What's a good Linux-compatible hardware firewall?
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    What's a good Linux-compatible hardware firewall?

    Does anyone know of any good Linux compatible hardware firewalls? I was looking at some units from D-Link, but I don't know if they're compatible.

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    As far as I know, nearly all hardware firewalls (at least ones that connect to a network, not necessarily USB firewalls) are compatible with Linux. Many simply have web interfaces to change settings and have no software to install, making them compatible with nearly any operating system.

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    Depends how you mean compatible - I expect very few hardware firewalls are incompatible with Linux from a server or client point of view, but might require a Windows box in order to run the management application which is sometimes a fat-client windows-only one (FW1 for instance (although there might be an alternative))

    Some products though I believe offer alternatives (such as web-based management) which would be manageable from a Linux workstation.

    If you only need it to be compatible with Linux as a client or server, probably anything.

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    Well said slarty...

    A hardware firewall is completely independant of any OS you are running on your servers. However, there are a few in which the management client might require windows. Checkpoint, is one of them just like he said. If you are talking about SOHO firewalls, just make sure it has a web management interface, and you are good to go.

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    Hardware firewalls use protocols witch are not OS specific.
    Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.

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    Thanks, guys. Just checking to make sure.

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