Re: Introductory reading on firewall/iptables/etc for new Debian user?
On Tuesday 23 April 2013 15:43:23 Dan Ritter wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 09:28:17AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> > I will be using email, Usenet, browser and occasionally file
> > downloading.
> > Nothing on my system should look/act like a server.
> > I want all programs to access the internet after explicitly asking
> > for permission.
> > The response to the request may be:
> > No
> > Always YES
> > Ask each occurrence
> Programs don't generally ask for permissions; they assume that
> they are connected, and report failures when they can't make
I have come across several Windows firewalls which ask exactly that. I
imagine that that is what Richard is thinking of. Personally, I have never
come across that in Linux.
> By the way, you have an unusually brusque way of stating
> conditions rather than asking questions, which comes across as
> slightly rude.
Also, I had to do a double take to work out which bit was a question, rather
than a statement. I think that he is asking us to recommend some reading