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Old 01-12-2007, 11:29 AM   #1
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Exclamation a question about linux firewall FIRESTARTER !


do i really need a firewall for linux.. ? i thought linux was secure even without a firewall and antivirus? how good is this firestarter firewall ?
 
Old 01-12-2007, 11:38 AM   #2
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Linux is only as secure as the person who configured it to be. I would use a firewall regardless. Firestarter is good, yes.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 11:44 AM   #3
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Linux is only as secure as the person who configured it to be. I would use a firewall regardless. Firestarter is good, yes.
thanks lord-fu,

so what exactly is the difference between this firestarter firewall and iptables firewall ?? i was reading a guide on iptables and found it really hard..so this firestarter can really replace iptables ?
 
Old 01-12-2007, 12:43 PM   #4
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It doesn't replace it, Firestarter is a GUI front-end for IPTables. If you have a router, it provides it's own firewall. I use Firestarter as a backup for that. I forward certain ports that I use regularly thru the router firewall, and open or close them as necessary in Firestarter. Works very well.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 11:58 PM   #5
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Firestarter is excellent - there is also some good documentation on their site:

http://www.fs-security.com/docs.php


another great frontend/GUI is guarddog:

http://www.simonzone.com/software/guarddog/
 
Old 01-13-2007, 03:19 PM   #6
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thanks a lot for all the info .. u guyz are awezome
 
  


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