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Old 01-11-2004, 08:52 PM   #1
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Firewall.?


Hello all,
Today is the first day I am trying Linux. I am using Mandrake 9.2 I know this my sound stupid but I have to ask. Is there a firewall for Linux? I am using a cable modem but am afraid just in case. Excuse the question as I am new to linux... I still have windows on the brain!!
Thanks Brandon
 
Old 01-11-2004, 08:58 PM   #2
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Linux has firewall capabilities builtin to the kernel per se. You should check out iptables.

Check out this thread that has awesome links to resources: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45261

And from that list, an iptables tutorial:

http://iptables-tutorial.frozentux.n...-tutorial.html
 
Old 01-11-2004, 09:02 PM   #3
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Hi Brandon, welcome to LQ, and no worries :}


There is ... the actual firewall is called iptables,
it's a combination of kernel routines and a
user-land application by the same name.

And there's numerous graphical frontends if
you're afraid of the command-line. I don't know
what's shipped with RH, though.

Knetfilter, GTK-IPTables, firestarter, GuardDog,
to name just a few ... you can find those either
on your CD's :} or at http://freshmeat.net


[edit]
doh, wish I could type faster... damn you, tricky! :D
[/edit]

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 01-11-2004, 10:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies!!!! I hope to be windows free in 6 moth's!!! I am going to head out to the nearest Barnes and Nobles and get a book so i can fully understand Linux.. I still duel boot but windows has to go..the biggest problem for me is I am a big gamer I play lan games with my 13 year old son while he is upstairs but I will have to just get anohter computer for that..sure wife will love that!!!
 
Old 01-11-2004, 10:16 PM   #5
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for games check out www.winehq.org
 
Old 01-11-2004, 10:21 PM   #6
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oh, and if you go to the mandrake control center (menu -> Configuration -> Configure your computer) you will find firewall config under "Security -> DrakeFirewall". Mandrake uses Shorewall firewall you can find more info on it at www.shorewall.net. However Mandrake does make some custom configs. You can also use Webmin to configure it if you want to get fancy.
 
  


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