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Re: recommend a firewall

On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 09:48:42AM -0500, Tamas K Papp wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 03:39:47PM +0100, SteX wrote:
> > Hi,
> > >
> > >I thought it would be a good idea to have a firewall on my machine.  I
> > >did apt-cache search firewall, but there are so many...  Could
> > >somebody please recommend a firewall program that is reliable, simple
> > >yet easy to administer?  I don't know a lot about firewalls.
> > >Firewalls with text config files (no slick gui) would be ok, too.
> > >
> > iptables is enough: bash scripting based!
> Stex,
> Thanks, but maybe I was not clear enough.  I know nothing about packet
> filtering. If I use iptables, I am likely to set it up with a lot of
> holes in it, even after reading the tutorials.  I was looking for
> something simple & quick.
Try fwbuilder which may help to set up a firewall, but it won't release
from a basic understanding how firewalls and iptables work.

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