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Re: general firewall howto??

At 08:33 PM 7/2/00 +0200, Grzegorz Stelmaszek wrote:
>On Fri, Jun 30, 2000 at 12:35:13PM -0400, Tom von Schwerdtner wrote:
>> Is there a general debian firewalling howto anywhere online?
>> I did some (passive) searching and everything I found related to Red Hat.
>Is there any difference between firewalling on RedHat and Debian ???
>As far as I know there is not, so docs related to RedHat should also
>be ok in context of debian.

Of course there are differences, in the usual sorts of details: where config
files are loaded; stuff done for you by the .deb package install scripts;
bugfixes and version updates; and so on. The firewalling ruleset itself
shouldn't differ, but supporting stuff might vary a lot (not having ever set
up an RH firewall, I don't really know).

For general information on firewalling, I'd start at one of the Linux Router
Project Web sites: http://lrp.c0wz.com . There are many useful links there
that are not Debian (or Red Hat) specific. Since LRP is itself derived from
Debian Slink, some of the LRP-specific materials you can find by way of this
site may be helpful (I've certainly found them so).

BTW, how does one do "passive" searching?

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