Hardware Versus Software Firewalls
Subject:   An error in your article
Date:   2007-02-21 14:05:09
From:   nick haddock
The last time I checked netfilter fully supports stateful packet inspection. As Smoothwall uses netfilter, then your comment on it not having stateful inspection is invalid. All outbound traffic from the SW is allowed by default in SWE2 but will be an option in SWE3 filtering. I also seriously doubt some of your conclusions. I have personally set up and managed sites with several hundred users behind a SW2 without issue.