[plug] Smoothwall was: Modem faster under Linux?

madco madco at iinet.net.au
Sat Jun 16 12:00:47 WST 2001

Hi all,

not that i have heard so many things about smoothwall on this list in the 
last couple of weeks I will give it a try to. The only question I have 
about is whether I can run sendmail/fetchmail on it and if anyone has 
already tries this. Does running sendmail defeat the purpose of the 
firewall a bit or would that be allright for a home network?


>Hi guys,
>I just installed a firewall with smoothwall and my 56K modem. When im
>downloading files now i get around 6-7KB / Second , compared to the same 
>giving me 3-4KB MAX before under windows. This is great by why would this be
>so? My understanding has been that a 56K modem maximum should be 7Kilobytes /
>second and now i seem to be reaching that.
>BTW: Smoothwall seems very good, i've been running it for a few days now and
>quite impressed. The install and config was extreemly simple, and the web
>interface is fantastic for a headless box.
>Pleasantly surprised,
>Mark Nold
>markn at enspace.com
>Senior Consultant
>Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.

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