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Old 08-15-2004, 01:53 PM   #1
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internet on linux


when i first connect to the net on a newly installedl inux system, is there anything i should get hold of right away?

I know this is kind of a security question, but I'm just thinking standard virus protection/firewall stuff - do i need to be aware of it specifically?
 
Old 08-15-2004, 01:57 PM   #2
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there is no such thing as a Virus Protection thing for linux, because the last linux virus was a fiew years ago. But run a firewall or be behind a router, because a good hacker can still get into a linux system.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 02:02 PM   #3
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that's cool, i'm behind a router, cheers for that! i'm getting more and more excited waiting for my pc to arrive so i can start abandoning microsoft for something that works!

oh one more thing - is there a pop up stopper for linux? or is that another thing linux doesn't havea problem with?

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Old 08-15-2004, 02:03 PM   #4
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>> but I'm just thinking standard virus protection/firewall stuff <<

re anti-virus/firewall, better focussing on a firewall - worth having look at guarddog or firestarter front-ends.

http://firestarter.sourceforge.net/

http://www.simonzone.com/software/guarddog/
 
Old 08-15-2004, 03:38 PM   #5
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you can block popups with opera, firefox, and mozilla just with settings
also can allow specific sites popups
you can also use the firefox and mozilla files in ~/.mozilla and .firefox
called userContent.css to eliminate the display of adds by the browser
speeding up internet considerably and generally fixing a broken www
also can use proxy server privoxy to kill adds
or squid to cache dns lookups
 
Old 08-15-2004, 03:45 PM   #6
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wow now that's cool stuff, when's my computer getting here damnit I wanna play!
 
  


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