* Antropov Anton (email@example.com) [010912 21:09]: > > > -----Original Message----- > From: James B. Wilkinson [mailto:jimmy@CS.cofc.EDU] > Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2001 8:39 AM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: need iptables firewall > > > > Could somebody point me to where I should start reading? > > I'll try to help. When I came to the new job, I started Debian from the zero > point. > But I liked it from the very beginning. And that's why - almost all > documentation > I ever needed is located in /usr/share/doc/HOWTO. Try it and probably you'll > find it useful. > > > It looks like I need to know how to replace a kernel ... > > This is not a very difficult task at all as its details fully described in > "kernel howto". > All you need is to obtain kernel source from kernel.org, > configure it (see howto's and built-in help) using one of three frontends > (make config or make menuconfig or make xconfig (or some kind of it - not > sure, > see howto)). Then you need to upgrade 2 libraries - modutils (to v.2.4.6-2) > and > util-linux ( to v.2.10s-1) if you are going to use modules. These ones are > available in debs on debian.org. (I found them there :) It's even easier than that! On woody, a simple apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.9 should do it for you. My strong recommendation to you is to fire up dselect, take a few minutes to read the help screens whenever they pop up (and whenever you need it) because it's admittedly not the most intuitive. Select kernel-image-2.4.9 from there and watch that it tells you that you need to upgrade the packages Antropov mentioned. After that you can also select iptables and whatever else you might find useful (netcat, nmap, etc.) and deselect things you might not want like telnetd. When you're all finished, tell it to install and you'll have a working customized system and a much better knowledge of how the packaging system works and of some of the dependencies of some of your more important packages. It won't be trivial, but it will be worth it. -- Vineet http://www.anti-dmca.org Unauthorized use of this .sig may constitute violation of US law. echo Qba\'g gernq ba zr\! |tr 'a-zA-Z' 'n-za-mN-ZA-M'
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