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Old 03-16-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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New ADSL - Firewall Security Help


I have my slackware 9.1 up and running perfectly - well, I thought it was perfect until last night using mlnet / mldonkey.

After downloading a few tunes, all mlnet downloas were complete and I killed mlnet and also my web browser and mail etc - all network apps.

However, my network activity window manager dockapp indicated that there was still being data being transmitted - presumably being sent and not received.

I restarted and still data was going somewhere. Yiikes!!

Do I need a firewall, or is there one already in Slack 9.1? Is there another KDE or window manager app (preferably not Gnome as I do not think I have gnome installed). I tried installing GuardDog - not sure if i configured it correctly. Data was still moving.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 05:17 PM   #2
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What is your network monitor dockapp, what
does it measure (which interfaces is it watching)?


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Old 03-16-2004, 09:12 PM   #3
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Err good question. I assume just the ethernet card ie the ADSL ethernet modem. That is my only network connection.
 
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Chances are there's a lo interface that X e.g.
might be using ... how about a
watch -d -n 5 ifconfig eth0

Or use netstat to see what's going on
man netstat
for details ... :)


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Old 03-17-2004, 03:37 PM   #5
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Thanks. I'll check those comands out tonight.
 
  


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