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Re: Default firewall in etch

On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 07:32:01AM -0500, Marc D Ronell wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for all  of the suggestions.  Isn't there  a *default* firewall
> install  when  you  setup  a  basic  version of  etch?   If  I  didn't
> specifically  install  a  firewall,  does  that  mean  that  there  is
> currently no firewall setup?
> I  am happy  to  write and  work  with iptables  using  a script  from
> /etc/init.d,  but  I thought  etch  might  have  a *default*  firewall
> pre-configured?  Maybe not? :).

Default is no firewall.

The raw netfilter is part of the kernel but it does not filter anything
out by default.

Before you write your own, please look at shorewall.  It is __much__
easier to configure and you don't lose any control over what is
happening.  The docs are first rate too.


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