Re: Unsure about security requirements for workstation/server
On Wed, 01 Feb 2006 10:40:57 +1100
Yasir Assam <email@example.com> wrote:
> I suppose shorewall will be useful for monitoring/blocking outgoing connections.
Outgoing? This is not windoze! Unless you get rooted there should be no concern regarding the outgoing traffic. But having shorewall as a second line of defense is a good idea. With it you can, for example, limit the ssh access to only specific IP's, as you said you want that only for select friends. If you have X on that machine you could also use firestarter, which is much easier to configure, it has a GUI ;)
As for the XP machine, you still need personal firewall & anti-virus & anti-spyware software. The Linux firewall can't guard you against that nasty stuff. It can, however, filter your e-mail if you set it up as mail server with anti-virus.
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