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Old 11-21-2005, 03:54 PM   #1
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whats a good firewall

Alright, so I just got Ubuntu "Breezy Badger" installed and I need to get a firewall up and running. My question, obviously, is what firewall should I go for, I just need a simple yet powerful one with a straight forward setup process. One of the things I have noticed on other distros is that setting up the firewall with a windows network can be a bit tricky. Any helpful hints here will be welcome, maybe I'm just not doing some simple correctly. Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:42 PM   #3
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Re: whats a good firewall
firestarter is a GUI tool with which you can configure IPtables.
Old 11-21-2005, 08:16 PM   #4
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Ok, so I just got firestarter installed and now in there services tab there is a really long list of "gatecrasher". Is this a problem or is it that the firewall is blocking these?
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I happen to use ShoreWall on the inside. But the first line of defense is a firewall that's built into the router that's directly downstream from the modem.


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