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Re: Proxy and Firewall Recommendations?

On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 01:09:08AM -0800, Scarletdown wrote:
> So, what I need to know is, what would be a suitable set of packages
> to download and install for routing and firewall services for him?  

Pretty much any iptables firewall package and squid.

> Since I want to have this system operational pretty fast, I need
> something that is fairly simple to configure.  It should also be able
> to block outgoing stuff from his system that he doesn't want phoning
> home (that would include Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, and any
> spyware, for example.)

This gets a little more tricky, but not impossible.  Most iptables
scripts define a set of trusted IPs and allow all their traffic out, but
blocking specific outbound ports or destination IPs isn't very hard.

> I also need to make sure that the MMORPG that he has become addicted
> to can be played through the firewall.  The game is Horizons, and it
> is played through Internet Excreter exclusively, unfortunately due to
> its use of ActiveX.

Shouldn't be a problem.

Jamin W. Collins

To be nobody but yourself when the whole world is trying it's best night
and day to make you everybody else is to fight the hardest battle any
human being will fight. -- E.E. Cummings

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