… to upgrading my company’s firewalls. Fedora Core 2 now runs the brand-spankin’ new Linux 2.6 family of kernels. That’s pretty cool, I’ve been waiting for that to be “mainstream ready”. Hey, that even includes builtin IPSEC for real VPNs. Alright! That means it no longer includes support for CIPE. Crap! That’s how my old VPN was working.
Now I’m desperately trying to upgrade the other facility’s firewall to Fedora Core 2 so that I can rebuild the VPN while waiting to install their new system. Down here it’s great, I can now actually monitor what’s going on far better than before, and keep an eye on the Internet usage. I have no plans to really limit my co-workers, but I do need to keep things running smoothly. And, as always, I can apply my new found knowledge to my own server. Of course who knows what will become of all this once Lisa and I move at the end of July.