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Old 10-14-2003, 05:57 PM   #1
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Slackware pros and cons

I am considering Slackware as my distro for a new firewall I am building. I can't find which firewall variant it uses though. Is it IPTables, Shorewall, or some other firewall? Can it support Shorewall without a giant effort. Should I choose a different distro?
Old 10-14-2003, 06:27 PM   #2
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for very easy GUI Admin download "Webadmin" @
Old 10-14-2003, 08:46 PM   #3
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thought shorewall was a frontend to iptables
Old 10-14-2003, 10:57 PM   #4
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It basically is.
Old 10-14-2003, 11:14 PM   #5
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Thanks for the webmin tip rakriege.

Now, does anyone know which Firewall programs are supported in the latest Slackware distro?


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