is this secure without a firewall?
I have a recently installed gentoo box. It seems to have no services turned on by default. The only port that shows up on a scan(nmap 127.0.0.1) is for cups, port 631. When I scan myself at shields up with my firewall turned off, it shows all my ports(first 1055) as closed and a few stealthed. Assuming I changes nothing in my system, is this fairly secure without a firewall.