JP Vossen on 16 Jun 2011 13:55:09 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Running Smoothwall on VirtualBox

Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:53:59 -0400
From: Carl Johnson<>

Firewalls are something that should always be run on dedicated hardware. Just my opinion......

I agree, with the *possible* exception of a firewall protecting a virtual network, in which case a virtual firewall inside that virtual network might be required.

In general, physical separation is vastly preferred over "virtual" separation which has always ended up being compromised sooner or later (i.e., VLANs & VMs can leak).

My $0.02,
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