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Re: Help with Firewall section in the Debian Security Manual

	Consider that the HOWTO is a "moving target" it might reference
packages/software currently available only on testing/unstable. In any case it's ok to
comment on netfilter since users can install a 2.4 kernel even if running stable.
	The Debian Security HOWTO is not directed towards normal users, it's more
oriented towards power-users and administrators. Granted, it might give a false sense
of how/what security is in stable currently. Maybe I should add a disclaimer somewhere
(although difference on distributions are usually commented there too)



 On Thu, Jan 17, 2002 at 10:29:59PM -0600, Jor-el wrote:
> 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).
> > 
> Javier,
> 	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".
> Regards,
> Jor-el
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