--- Ok so I dont want iptables to start as a service becuase firestarter is already doing that and it will eat my firestarter ruleset?
Correct.. Last one to load wins.. So only have one loading..
--- and if I go in under root I can actually access comands via the promt for iptables if I didnt want to use firestarter???
A useful iptables tutorial is at http://iptables-tutorial.frozentux.n...-tutorial.html
--- On fedora is there a virus scan or adware thing I should be installing?
Not absolutely necessary, but with a large number of browser bugs at the moment affecting nearly all of them, it could be a wise idea.
There are a good selection of proxies that can filter virii.
Have a look at this thread.. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=293758
You can have them running quietly in the background as transparent proxies auto updating.