Posts Written On April 2008

Monowall Tutorial

I just finished my initial tutorial on setting up a m0n0wall firewall on a PC Engines ALIX 2C3 board. I have setup several of these using a Mac. There was a lot of research I had to do to figure out how accomplish it using OS/X. Most of the documentation I found online referenced using Windows systems. So I decided to take what I learned and write a “How-To” on the topic as well as a video to accompany it. You can find the How-To by following this link: http://www.techunplugged.com/tutorials/embeded-m0n0wall-firewall-on-alix-hardware/ Enjoy! UPDATE: An updated tutorial has been posted here: http://www.techunplugged.com/2009/07/22/alix-monowall-firewall-part-1/

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Embedded Firewall

In part of my quest to simplify my life I moved away from Windows workstations and servers to Macs. With the number of systems that were removed it had a large impact on the acoustics of the room as well as power consumption. I still had one relic left behind and that was a firewall running on a PC to keep my IPSEC tunnels up with all my clients. I decided I could replace that unit as well with something that was at least fanless. During my research I found something that would be fanless and work with a 15w…

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