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Old 08-19-2003, 11:56 PM   #16
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If you have a 2.4.x kernel, then netfilter(iptables) is the firewall to go with.

There is a GUI for it called Knetfilter, but I personnally found it so confusing to use, and lacking in info that, in the end, I just learned to program the rules.

Best thing I ever did.

As for anti-virus, I think Bastille might help, but I don't use it myself, so I'm just guessing here.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 12:52 PM   #17
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O-kay!
 
Old 08-20-2003, 03:47 PM   #18
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Quote:
Originally posted by yenonn
do i need to update the virus definition as what norton does?
yes--antivirus programs are only as effective as their virus definitions. if it doesn't know that a certain virus exists it can't detect it, much less get rid of it. i use f-prot, and updating the virus definitions is easy. all you have to do is open the console and type in

/usr/local/f-prot/tools/check-updates.pl

if you use something different, i'm not sure how it's done, but there is most certainly a way to do it (if there isn't, get rid of that program and get a different one).
 
Old 08-20-2003, 06:57 PM   #19
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i have a failure update. it yields: Unable to connect retrieve update info from server. Error: Invalid argument. Existing....
so how am i going to proceed? are there anymore alternatives besides this..... thanks!!!
 
Old 08-20-2003, 07:36 PM   #20
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There's a better firewall, IMHO, for linux. I think that firestarter is excellent, and easy to use [technically, it's a gui frontend to iptables, the linux firewall].
 
  


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