Re: Default firewall in etch
On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 07:32:01AM -0500, Marc D Ronell wrote:
> 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.