Re: My own Firewall ??
Well, to each their own, I guess. :)
Can I ask, what is it that you don't like about it? I like to
understand why people don't use these tools so I can better recommend
them to my clients according to (my expectations of) their tastes...
I guess I've just had a bad experience with it...
I installed knoppix and wanted to clean it up (because I didn't need
things like X).
Aptitude *looked* intuitive so I used it to remove un-needed packages. I
remember what happened but it had a conflict issue and left my system in
After a while I couldn't even install / uninstall packages with
aptitude, it gave me *really*
strange error messages (again can't remember what exactly...)
Anyway after this bad experience I decided to learn a bit more about apt
and dpkg and
found the experience a much more pleasing one. Sure it's not as
intuitive / friendly, but
at least it didn't screw up...
I guess this is all founded on my bad experience and I ought to give it
another go one
of these days... you know how blocking bad first impressions can be :-)
I think the problem with aptitude is that it probably makes it too easy
to do too much
without really understanding what you're doing - while apt / dpkg doesn't.
Anyways, I ended up reinstalling knoppix but this time I cleaned up the
system with apt,
then did an apt-get update && apt-get update, and then installed all the
stuff I need.
Very nice X-less system, does network bridge, traffic shaping, pbx
backup server (with differential backups and raid 1), mod_perl enabled
and vpn (with openvpn).
Knoppix is my first experience with debian and apart from the aptitude
episode all is
now really easy to maintain. I love debian - it's just sweet and has
tons of really cool