Re: application level firewalling in linux?(was:ipchains...masq..spyware)
Ipchains is a
packet filtering firewall. All packets that pass through the machine are
examined for the source, destination any type. The packets your appliactions
sent to the linux box are not stamped with the appliation that sent
The mechanism for
this level of control is to have a second firewall that is application aware.
Runnin a packet filtering firewall on your linux bos and something like zone
alarm etc on your windows box will achieve the effect you are
The two types of
firewall have their own pro's and cons, If you have a look at packet filtering
and session aware firewall
will see the benefits of both types
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