LUV July 2019 Main Meeting: Automated Linux Firewall Failover

Jul 2 2019 19:00
Jul 2 2019 21:00
Kathleen Syme Library, 251 Faraday Street Carlton VIC 3053


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Kathleen Syme Library, 251 Faraday Street Carlton VIC 3053


  • Adrian Close: Automated Linux Firewall Failover


Automated Linux Firewall Failover

OK, so you've built a firewall out of a Linux box and it works great.  But what happens when you need to install a kernel update, or do some hardware maintenance, or the cosmic rays hit that particular part of your motherboard and cause a failure?  You'd like your network to keep on ticking of course, so you need a backup firewall, and ideally it would just kick into gear without any human encouragement.


Adrian will talk about some ways to build such a beast [ab]using Linux tools you probably already have.


Adrian Close has worked in the local Internet industry for the last 25 years or so, doing *nix sysadmin, security and networking, and generally just trying to make stuff work.  He has a particular fascination with redundant network setups with automatic failover, possibly because he also likes to sleep.

Many of us like to go for dinner nearby after the meeting, typically at Brunetti's or Trotters Bistro in Lygon St.  Please let us know if you'd like to join us!

Linux Users of Victoria is a subcommittee of Linux Australia.


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