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Date:      Mon, 5 Feb 2001 22:17:01 -0600
From:      "Victor R. Cardona" <>
To:        Tom Broome <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: freebsd
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001c08fe4$4a124280$36ab80d8@i4c6k1>; from on Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 08:48:47PM -0500
References:  <000001c08fe4$4a124280$36ab80d8@i4c6k1>

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On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 08:48:47PM -0500, Tom Broome wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm looking for a replacement for my RH 6.2 kernel 2.2.14 firewall to
> something that is statefull. I'm looking to upgrade my current kernel or
> not. I hear that freebsd is the "rock solid" linux distro. I'm not extremely
> versed in linux yet. Is what I'm doing with my box now is: firewall, ip
> masq, and squid proxy for about 1000 machines.
> Does freebsd support the new 2.4 kernel for statefull firewalls? Any more
> information about freebsd would be appreciated.

FreeBSD is not Linux. If you wish to continue to use Linux, then you can
upgrade your own kernel. Simply download the kernel from,
and follow the instructions. You will also have to download and install
the new netfilter software. If you are not comfortable doing all this,
then perhaps someone on a LInux mailing list can help walk you through

FreeBSD is a variant of UNIX. Although it has the same functionality as
Linux, FreeBSD is more stable, better enginneered, and has a different
development process. You can find more information at

Victor R. Cardona 
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