On 04 Jul 2012, Brad Alexander wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 2:15 AM, Ralf Mardorf <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2012-07-04 at 11:19 +0800, lina wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I don't know which firewall (http://wiki.debian.org/Firewalls) I should choose.
> >> Thanks ahead for recommendation, and it will be very nice if you tell
> >> me why you recommend this one.
> > To answer drily: Test them and report what firewall does protect you the
> > best against no attacks. Linux for home usage was safe, is safe, will be
> > safe. Yes, it's safe regarding to things I criticize. I don't criticize
> > protection per se, I only worry about toooo much security for nothing.
> I disagree. Its about defense in depth. Because what happens if you
> get a piece of bad software that opens a vulnerability? And yes, that
> could happen to a home Linux user as easily as a corporate one, since
> they are using the same update mechanisms. In fact, I would posit that
> a home user could be at *more* risk, since, in theory, a corporate
> user would be limited in the amount and types of software
> installed...Corporate server vs home workstation.
I have a home network. A few years ago I was attacked and the ownership
of some files was changed. I restoreed them to normal and it happened
again, so I reinstalled. Since then I've been using sborewall and there
have been no further intrusions.
- From: lina <email@example.com>
- Re: firewall
- From: Ralf Mardorf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Re: firewall
- From: Brad Alexander <email@example.com>