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Old 03-05-2013, 08:33 AM   #1
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Firewall which can be easy install


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I have Fedora 8 and want to install firewall program which installation easy for novice, just binay, I enter,then next next and finish. Something like injoy firewall.
 
Old 03-05-2013, 08:42 AM   #2
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Hi,

AFAIK Fedora 8 has not been maintained since around 2008. This is arguably a much bigger security problem than not having a firewall.

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Old 03-05-2013, 08:52 AM   #3
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I don't have problem with that.I am using Fedora for years.I have all programs what I need, and Fedora is my standard OS on that computer.Never halted.I have AVG installed and tried Injoy but it not work on it.I don't have any server or something like that so I don't need update.Computer is also old for updates.
 
Old 03-05-2013, 09:06 AM   #4
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I don't have problem with that.I am using Fedora for years.I have all programs what I need, and Fedora is my standard OS on that computer.Never halted.I have AVG installed and tried Injoy but it not work on it.I don't have any server or something like that so I don't need update.Computer is also old for updates.
Ouch. According to wikipedia the firewall for F8 was system-config-firewall I suggest you configure it. Do you understand that this box will now have known exploits and therefore could likely be very easily cracked?

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:33 AM   #5
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Ouch. According to wikipedia the firewall for F8 was system-config-firewall I suggest you configure it. Do you understand that this box will now have known exploits and therefore could likely be very easily cracked?

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Ok. Thank you on replies.I will think about that. Some people still use Windows 98
 
Old 03-05-2013, 09:40 AM   #6
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Ok. Thank you on replies.I will think about that.
Great.
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Some people still use Windows 98
If you are presenting that piece of trivia as an argument for using Fedora 8, then wow, just wow.

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Old 03-06-2013, 01:30 AM   #7
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Ok. Thank you on replies.I will think about that. Some people still use Windows 98
This is obviously a terrible reason to continue using an old operating system. You might consider adopting CentOS or some other linux distro similiar to Red Hat. Chances are that most of your commands would be familiar to you -- although certain file locations might differ.
 
Old 03-06-2013, 04:14 AM   #8
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I have Fedora 8 and want to install firewall program which installation easy for novice...
Just in the interests of clarity, every desktop linux (...and most of the special purpose ones, too...) will have a firewall installed by default.

In other words, you probably don't have to do anything, in most cases, to install a firewall. OTOH, there might be a fair bit of work configuring the firewall to your specific circumstances. (Or not, depending.)

If you want an 'easy' (easy in this context usually means graphical....I don't necessarily see them as easier than not having one, but I have to accept that the rest of the world thinks that 'graphical' is somehow inherently better) front end for iptables, you'll probably have to install it.

For a distro that is still current (I know that has been commented on above) installation will be as easy as going in to the package manager, clicking on some thing that is available for your distro and letting the package manager get it from the internet. Simples!

For a distro that is out of support (or, alternatively, long out of support) you will most likely have to re-configure the repos to point at some special arrangement that the distributor might have made to keep old packages available on-line (or not, particularly at this age) or build the package yourself. I'd argue that, at this point, the first option is more trouble than its worth and the second is waaay more trouble than its worth, though your mileage might vary, particularly if your learning objective is to become a masochist who likes building packages for themselves (look; apologies for that, but some of my best friends are masochists, allegedly).


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...just binay...
Even if I mentally change that to 'just binary', it doesn't really make any sense to me. I'm pretending it must be unimportant.

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Something like injoy firewall.
Pass on 'injoy'. But if you do mean a 'GUI style firewall config tool' there are loads of them, and the best thing to do is to look at what is available in your distro's repos (ie, fire up whatever package manager you have, do a search on 'firewall' and click on one that seems promising.) If nothing else, that will get you friendly support more easily than choosing a GUI tool that essentially no one uses with that particular distro.
 
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Fedora 8 had IPTables by default
-- and a MESS OF BUGS that were fixed in 9
-- namely the system audio move to pules audio( or was that fedora6?) was VERY buggy
and it is now 10 versions out of date

i take it you DID import the reissued SECURITY hashes ?????
half way through fedora 8's ( 13 month short) lifespan there was a server break in
and ALL the hashes were reissued
the ones on the install dvd are 100% worthless

but again fedora 8 has been unsupported for a long time

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Old 03-06-2013, 06:36 PM   #10
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Fedora 8 had IPTables by default
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i take it you DID import the reissued SECURITY hashes ?????
half way through fedora 8's ( 13 month short) lifespan there was a server break in
and ALL the hashes were reissued
the ones on the install dvd are 100% worthless
Seriously Kevo87, get a CURRENT distro eg Fedora 18 (19 ?) or try Mint or Centos 6.x (free version of RHEL)
 
Old 03-12-2013, 12:57 PM   #11
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Ok I said that I am novice.Old linx distros is more unsecured than windows? When I buy new computer I will install new distro.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:41 PM   #12
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Ok I said that I am novice.Old linx distros is more unsecured than windows?
I don't know what this has to do with windows. Security is a process. Pretty much any system that has not been maintained for years will be "insecure".

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When I buy new computer I will install new distro.
Why do you need a new computer for this? Backup your data and install a current OS. Then maintain that OS so that you don't get into this dangerous situation again.

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