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bondoq 07-10-2006 08:42 AM

trojans and viruses
 
how to protect my local network from the trojans and viruses

i am using fedora core 5 and my local network is using windows 2000 and xp

thank you

Penguin of Wonder 07-10-2006 12:11 PM

Well I suggest using a firewall first. The Linux box shouldn't have any problems as long as it gets all of the security updates and is logged onto as a user and not root. The windows boxes will need antivirus software and probably antispyware software too.

Is the Fedora box running as a router for the rest of the network? In that case setup IP tables to protect the rest of the network.

bondoq 07-11-2006 07:56 AM

yes the Fedora box is running as a router for the rest of the network

nx5000 07-11-2006 08:02 AM

Don't use Internet Explorer.

Penguin of Wonder 07-11-2006 06:12 PM

There are alot of great sites out there on howto setup firewalls. If you look through your package manager on Fedora (search firewall) you'll probably come up with atleast two to choose from. I know nx5000's reply may look smartass, but its actually a really good idea. Use firefox, even on your XP machines. I do.


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