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Old 01-26-2010, 12:31 AM   #1
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Arch linux net install: is a firewall necessary?


I did a net install of Arch via a net install flashdrive. Should I have been behind a firewall during the installation process? If should have been a firewall, then the help guides are grievously negligent in perhaps litigable sense of the term for not stating this fact.
 
Old 01-26-2010, 01:04 AM   #2
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In general, it rarely ever hurts using a NAT router unless you want to do pxe-boot(which
you should only do on a trusted network, anyway).
But, unlike a windows install, there are not vulnerable services open to the internet
until you configure some.
 
Old 01-26-2010, 01:24 AM   #3
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:37 AM   #4
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This linuxquestions court does hereby find the defendants, Arch linux wiki contributors, not guilty of grievous help guide negligence. Court is adjourned.
 
Old 01-26-2010, 10:12 PM   #5
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In general, it rarely ever hurts using a NAT router unless you want to do pxe-boot(which
you should only do on a trusted network, anyway).
But, unlike a windows install, there are not vulnerable services open to the internet
until you configure some.

Thanks for the Detail. I did the base install, then I installd the x-server. I only began to use sudo just before the desktop install. Would it be accurate to say that my actions did not constitute some sort of security breech?
If possible, I prefer a yes or no answer. This is open to Shylock too.
 
Old 01-27-2010, 02:22 AM   #6
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Only you know your actions good enough - a standard install followed by security updates, with download from only trusted repos with hash-checks, without opening unconfigured services, or services with "default passwords", does not introduce breeches.
 
Old 01-27-2010, 07:34 PM   #7
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Only you know your actions good enough - a standard install followed by security updates, with download from only trusted repos with hash-checks, without opening unconfigured services, or services with "default passwords", does not introduce breeches.
Cool! all I did was follow instructions for the standard install of the base system, x-server & desktop. During my web install of Arch, which was not done behind a firewall, my web usage was confined to the pacman repos, so I am concluding that all is well, unless someone chimes in with some profound warning.
 
  


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