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Re: How to tell if a Linux machine is a zombie?

Douglas Tutty wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 11:23:29AM -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
>> I think shorewall assumes that you don't really want to block /all/
>> outbound traffic and does the right thing, then.
> Before you assume this, you should check the netfilter docs.  If by
> default I block all outgoing and incomming connections then there's no
> way to establish an 'existing' connection in the first place.  If I
> allow outgoing http requests then the data is allowed back in without me
> opening the http port to allow incoming requests.  That's the heart of
> netfilter.

Aah, OK.  I must be thinking ipchains or ipfw from back in the day or
something.  Netfilter isn't such a pain by comparison to those two.

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