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Re: Introductory reading on firewall/iptables/etc for new Debian user?

Lisi Reisz wrote:
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
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:
    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

I intended the subject line to convey request for reading material. The body of the message was to attempt to indicate areas I knew would be important to me. I couldn't ask a specific question as I don't know anything about it in the Linux world. And yes I have found certain features useful the Windows firewalls I've used and liked.

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