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Re: Firewall and Laptop

On 30 Dec 2004, Zachary Uram wrote:
> I've been meaning to setup a firewall and wonder if anyone has setup
> an iptables script or can recommend a good program tailored for a
> laptop which is not connected 24x7 (dialup) and receives dynamic IP
> each session (determined by my ISP's gateway) running over PPP? I have
> kernel 2.4.18 and running Debian unstable. 

My recommendation would be the `firehol' package, available in unstable.

It isn't a turn-key solution where you can expect it to work in your
configuration out of the box, but it /is/ trivial to set it up as a
simple firewall.

It also allows you to do whatever magic (none, I suspect, but you
specifically mention the setup, so there must be something) you need for
the dynamic nature of the connection.

What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to
make life more livable.
        -- Louise Nevelson

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