Re: Chosing Debian firewall packages
On 17 Aug 2004, Ralph Katz wrote:
> On 08/17/04 16:50, Tong wrote:
> >I used to use iptables + wondershaper in RH. I notice there are many
> >ready-made firewall packages available in Debian (e.g., Firestarter,
> >FireHOL, etc). I'm wondering which one do you recommend?
> Going on a recommendation, I installed Firestarter when I installed
> Debian sid last November. After 5 mins of configuration, mostly to
> learn the interface and change some trivial rules, it was all set. I
> haven't needed to touch it since. For me, there was no need to look at
> alternatives since it works so well. YMMV, of course. My use is a
> desktop, and I'm not a programmer.
I agree firestarter is good, but I'm using shorewall which is also easy
to set up and works out of the box for me (desktop). The author, Tom
Eastep, has a very active mailing list and answers questions promptly.
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