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Old 08-21-2003, 02:57 PM   #1
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Antivirus & Firewall

Could you suggest me an Antivirus and a Firewall for my Slack ???

Old 08-21-2003, 03:02 PM   #2
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There isn't much point in having antivirus since there aren't really any viruses for linux. As for a firewall just use iptables.
Old 08-21-2003, 04:06 PM   #3
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if you do not know howto configure iptables you can use a wrapper firestarter is the most famous one
Old 08-21-2003, 04:24 PM   #4
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I see. Tanks a lot.
Old 08-22-2003, 04:07 PM   #5
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'man iptables' , i've got mine set up to accept all connection's starting from a local point, reject everything else, and then log attemept's from remote location's. Then it's right's these attempt's to 'syslog', this way i can check everything at once!
Old 12-03-2003, 10:01 AM   #6
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If you are using your Linuxbox as a firewall/gateway it would be wise to use an antivirus (if more than one computer is behind it). For all of the small networks I configure, I purchase Kaspersky Antivirus for Linux.

Kaspersky is what I use for all of my Windows based operating systems and I use it on my Linux gateway at home. It is a bit pricey...but I don't have an antivirus BOGGING my system down...which is nice especially for gaming.

It's up to you...but I recommend Kaspersky .

As far as a great and simple firewall script...I use endoshield. It's the easiest script I've ever run across and it configures things with simple questions. And here's the best part...when you change a setting...say, enabling an ftp simply execute the startup script again...answer the questions...and're set. Find endoshield here
Old 12-03-2003, 05:10 PM   #7
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There ARE viruses for linux, do not let anyone tell you different. There are TONS of them. However, they work a bit different for linux than windows.
Favorites of the script kiddies are virus programs that will create root accounts on your machine, will change the way system commands work, will delete files... blah blah blah.

You should get a rootkit checker.

I know that Mandrake's security programs checked the filesystem for alteration, rootkits, changed permissions and so on. I dont think Slack has a homegrown security checker though.
Old 12-04-2003, 09:54 PM   #8
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A good, free for personal use, Anti-virus is AntiVir.
Old 12-05-2003, 04:10 PM   #9
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Lightbulb Antivirus

Have a look to :

Personal use is free and available for linux.


Old 12-05-2003, 06:50 PM   #10
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Re: Antivirus

Originally posted by sbrunel
Have a look to :

Personal use is free and available for linux.


intresting!thanks for the link!
Old 12-05-2003, 07:52 PM   #11
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I remember the first virus for Linux...Bliss, back in 1996-1997. The bottom line is that most viruses cannot survive in the hostile Linux environment. There are many...but none that are a serious threat. Tell you what...check out this's a very good read and will help explain alot about Linux and viruses.

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Which version of bitdefender for MDK 9.2, "gcc29x" or gcc3x rpm"? Thanks.


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