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Re: Help with Firewall section in the Debian Security Manual

On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:

> Both should point to other sites regarding general info (what a firewall is? what does
> netfilter do?) and not reproduce it (terrible waste of time and difficult to maintain
> up to date).

	Is it really wise to talk about netfilter in a "Debian Security
HOWTO"? After all, the stable distribution of Debian (which is what
newbies will and should use), uses the 2.2 kernel which doesnt support
netfilter. Perhaps if you want to talk about iptables based firewalling,
you are really targetting users running testing / unstable, and thus you
are talking about a "Debian testing / unstable Security HOWTO".


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