Trying to put the question in the proper place on the forum, apologies if I am in the wrong place here. I inadvertenly put most of this question in a reply to replies of another question I posted. Did not mean to double post!!!!
System is Mandrake 10.0
Single user box
I had asked a few questions a couple of days ago on the forum and dang, the responses are very quick! Also you all treat newbies nicely, so hoping that I have not used up my quota of nice I had another question.
The question is with the firewall that ships with Mandrake which is shorewall. The reason I am a little stuck on the firewall is in Windows I had ZoneALarm which gave adequate protection, well that and being behind a router helped too! The Linux box will also be behind a router. WIth shorewall on a single user machine, plus being behind a router is that sufficient? Also does it (shorewall) have a GUI or table or layout to see what ports are blocked, what programs were blocked, or not blocked. If so, where would I find that? Sorry to be a pain but the reference manual from mandrake is not really full of security information. Last question is what is one of the better Anti Virus programs out there for Linux, I was thinking of using Fprot AV as it is free and they provide free updates but I am open to suggestions.
( Yes, Linux is hard to infect, but as I don't know much [yet] about this O/S I am being a bit paranoid)