Re: Newbie friendly security and firewall docs (cookbook?)
Dominic Walden wrote:
Richard Owlett <email@example.com> writes:
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?].
Totally not self-promotion or anything - ;) - but to achieve what you
need I have a firewall script and some explanation on my site
(drw.ninth.su/gnu.html). It is based on what you'll find in the Securing
Debian Manual (which is well worth a read if you feel up to it).
Let me know if you have any questions.
I don't think giving a useful answer to a publicly asked question
is "self promotion".
I have a minor problem with the page. It states "... updated to
use the newer init system used now on Debian." Newer than what?
Is this referring to a Debian release later than Lenny or is it
requiring systemd? All I essentially know about init systems is
that people either love or hate systemd. Will your script run on
Squeeze and Wheezy?
A more heavily commented commented version might be a suitable
instructional tool for newbies.