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Re: My own Firewall ??


I personnally prefer shorewall, I use apt-get cause dselect almost
erased everything on my system when I was a young guy and I refused
since to use an interface ...

Is seLinux really necessary for just routing packets?

I should give firehol a test... 


On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 23:04:51 +0400, Jean-Michel Hiver
<hiver.j@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> >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
> can't exactly
> remember what happened but it had a conflict issue and left my system in
> a complete
> mess.
> 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
> (using asterisk),
> backup server (with differential backups and raid 1), mod_perl enabled
> web server,
> 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
> packages :-)
> Cheers,
> Jean-Michel.
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