Re: Default firewall in etch
Chris Bannister wrote:
Realistically anything that blocks any kind of incoming our outgoing
traffic is a firewall. So under that criteria, iptables /is/ a firewall
as much as Agnitum Outpost and (God forbid, but it's true) AOL's firewall.
On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 09:40:42AM -0500, celejar wrote:
On 1/31/07, Marc D Ronell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
What is Etch using as its default firewall? How do I change that
As others have pointed out, no firewall is configured by default.
Iptables is the kernel code that provides packet filtering but isn't
in and of itself a firewall; all firewall packages in linux, AFAIK,
are programs / scripts that create iptable rule sets for you. As you
AIUI, iptables *is* the firewall. Shorewall provides scripts which create
rules. Not sure what Guarddog/Smoothwall etc do but I'm guessing they do
much the same thing.
So a firewall is a "set of rules + iptables"? When is a firewall not a
firewall? :-) Or are we "splitting hairs"?