Re: [OT] Favoured Firewall
On Thu, 26 Apr 2007 20:55:36 -0400
"Michael Pobega" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 07:33:31AM -0400, Andrew J. Barr wrote:
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> > Michael Pobega wrote:
> > > On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 08:11:26AM +0200, Michael Dominok wrote:
> > >> Am Mittwoch, den 25.04.2007, 15:05 -0400 schrieb Celejar:
> > >>> Well, on this list our (including me) favorite firewall is
> > >>> Shorewall,
> > >> Well, is it? Mine's IPCop, though.
> > >>
> > >
> > > iptables here. It's a little bit tough to set up, but in the end it's
> > > worth it in my opinion. Once you get used to the way iptables works
> > > you can build a firewall for any system.
> > IPtables is *the* Linux firewall. Most of the other things people are
> > discussing here are higher-level tools designed to configure the
> > kernel-level IPtables stuff.
> Okay, I guess I didn't make that clear.
> I mean "plain old vanilla iptables". I prefer to learn the inner
> workings of the program rather than use an interface to try to figure
> things out.
> And from what I've seen from some graphical firewalls, there are some
> precise things that you just can't set up without the use of the
> iptables command. But I guess that's the only REAL advantage using
> iptables without an interface has.
Certainly true for the GUI firewalls. But is there anything common that
shorewall doesn't do?
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