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Someone else has mentioned this as a missing option - Firestarter. For those of us who just have to look after a single home PC, it's a simple, solid solution for setting up a firewall. Much like ZoneAlarm on Windows - it just works.
Plus, when I had a couple of queries about the program, the lead developer dude was friendly and helpful. Gets my vote for that alone. Or would do, if it were an option...
Last edited by erraticassassin; 01-06-2005 at 02:34 AM.
This is a network analyser.
Technically it is not a security tool.
Do not get me wrong, the capability of setting the nic to promiscuous mode and sniffing packets is a good way to test your network security, but it is not made for monitoring (tripwire) or preventing access (iptables/ipchains).
Last edited by xviddivxoggmp3; 01-15-2005 at 04:52 PM.
I beg to differ. When our network is under a DDoS attack, we use ethereal to find out which IP is being hit so we can null route it and save the integrity of the rest of the network. From our other clients' perspective, we have maintained their servers' accessibility.
I see what you mean, though--it doesn't "prevent" things like the DDoS attack in the first place. I would still have to rate it as a security tool.