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Re: general firewall howto??

On Sun, Jul 02, 2000 at 11:46:47AM -0700, Ray Olszewski wrote:
> 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).

Yeah, thats what I'm talking about..

> 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).

Thanks, I have generally been ignoring referances to the LRP since from what I
know/knew it was a floppy distro and I figured it wouldnt help, but Ill check
it out.

> BTW, how does one do "passive" searching?

Like when your watching Dr. Strangelove halfway through a bottle of Wild Turkey
and your roomate comes in asking if youve seen his keys. 
(I basically checked google/linux, LDP and linux.com)

anyhow, thanks


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