Newbie friendly security and firewall docs (cookbook?)
I'm a relatively new convert from Windows to Debian, although
I've been a computer _user_ since the early 60's. I've evidently
been talking up Linux enough that a friend is shipping a spare
laptop with a request that I install my preferred version. [He is
hesitant about his ability to do so although he is the one with a
I intend to set it up as multi-boot:
1. whatever Windows is on it
2. Squeeze LTS with Gnome2 - I like it and believe he will
like its human interface.
3. Wheezy with KDE - Wheezy is more uptodate and I suspect
would want some KDE specific applications.
Although I've been asking questions for several months, they have
been piecemeal and probably poorly worded.
I'm looking for a reference document that wouldn't scare my
friend off Debian and also give me the required information to:
1. close the maximum number of ports.
I see him using browser, email, ftp file downloading.
I don't see him being a server. All incoming packets should
fulfill a previous outgoing request - [correctly phrased?].
2. list of daemons/services/??? that should be disabled or not
I intend selecting common desktop tasks, laptop tasks and common
tasks from the the menu near end of the installer.
What else should I be asking?