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what are you using for linux firewall?
    #4025936 - 04/07/05 01:41 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

i have been using guarddog
i don't really like it
i want to get into the details more.

i looked at firestarter, i just didn't want to install half of gnome to run it

ive been reading shorewall documentation
it looks pretty damn complicated
are there any firewalls that would be a step between "point and click"
and full on firewall madness
eventually i am going to learn all the madness
but it would be nice to ease into it a little


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Re: what are you using for linux firewall? [Re: sherm]
    #4026108 - 04/07/05 02:19 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I use SuSEfirewall2, which is a ipchain generation tool that lets you set up filter rules very easily. It uses a configuration script and there's no fancy gui if you don't use yast - normally you don't if you don't use SuSE- , but it's very easy to configure.
Shorewall seems a good option too. Try checking kde-look.org or kde-apps.org ...

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Re: what are you using for linux firewall? [Re: sherm]
    #4027531 - 04/07/05 07:13 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

if you've got a spare, outdated box lying around check out SmoothWall.


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Re: what are you using for linux firewall? [Re: debianlinux]
    #4028378 - 04/07/05 10:27 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

They're all iptables in one form or another. I use "ipkungfu" -- it's just a console-based script with a more straightforward set of config files than iptables'. Might be just what you're looking for, actually.

I looked into the GUI frontends like firestarter, but they all require KDE or Gnome it seems.


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Re: what are you using for linux firewall? [Re: sherm]
    #4028451 - 04/07/05 10:41 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

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sherm said:
what are you using for linux firewall?



Ipchains.


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Re: what are you using for linux firewall? [Re: debianlinux]
    #4028941 - 04/08/05 12:27 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

yes, and also http://m0n0.ch/wall/


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Re: what are you using for linux firewall? [Re: MarioNett]
    #4034661 - 04/09/05 04:52 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

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They're all iptables in one form or another.




Yes, but smoothwall doesn't have any other services running. It is these other services that present a liability. Having a separate firewall machine improves the overall robustness of your defense considerably.

It seems I read, long ago, of a method that could be used on any linux box. Basically the machine is started, the firewall established, and then all processes killed including anything that would allow a local user to manipulate the machine (these things had to be done in the right order). IOW, the only way to gain any control over the box would be to physically restart the computer.


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Re: what are you using for linux firewall? [Re: debianlinux]
    #4035718 - 04/10/05 12:11 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

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if you've got a spare, outdated box lying around check out SmoothWall.




I don't quite understand what smoothwall is. I tried installing it on my main (only) machine when I was between distros. The CD I burned must have had some problems with it but thats another story ...

I just don't get what it is.


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Re: what are you using for linux firewall? [Re: aje]
    #4036561 - 04/10/05 10:03 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

It's a distribution of linux that has been specialised for firewalling. You don't use Smoothwall on a machine that you intend to use for any other purpose than firewalling. It's similar to having a dedicated hardware firewall like a Cisco PIX.


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