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Old 10-09-2012, 04:54 AM   #1
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Hi guys I'm new to slack so bear with me.

I need a firewall for my new 1.4 slack system and I'm not very knowledgeable on networking stuff so I've been using ufw.

I saw that it's not available for slack 1.4

Is there any way to get it for 1.4 or is there an alternative in the repos that's also as simple to use?

BTW I'm an intermediate Linux user and just discovered SW and really liking it.

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:44 AM   #2
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I use the Easy Firewall Generator for IPTables which works fine for me. Generate the firewall script, put the content in a file called rc.firewall and put it in /etc/rc.d/.
Make it executable (chmod +x rc.firewall) and your'e all set.
 
Old 10-09-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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I use the Easy Firewall Generator for IPTables which works fine for me. Generate the firewall script, put the content in a file called rc.firewall and put it in /etc/rc.d/.
Make it executable (chmod +x rc.firewall) and your'e all set.


Thanks!

Looks good but I installed ufw from slackbuilds for SW13, is that going to cause problems?
 
Old 10-09-2012, 09:16 AM   #4
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Thanks!

Looks good but I installed ufw from slackbuilds for SW13, is that going to cause problems?
I doubt it, but there are probably other people around here who know more about this (I haven't got any experience with ufw).
 
Old 10-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #5
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AlienBOB's EFG works well for most situations but if you are wanting some in-depth knowledge into setting up Firewalls at more advanced levels look into this article from the ArchLinux wiki:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Firewall

Also check out this article for a Simple Stateful Firewall. It's rather informative.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...teful_firewall
 
Old 10-11-2012, 03:33 AM   #6
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Thanks Reaper,

So I copied all iptables rules from that Arch wiki page and they are starting on boot.

Am I OK like this ? Sorry but as I said I have no idea about networking so the iptables frontends seem too complicated.
 
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Thanks Reaper,

So I copied all iptables rules from that Arch wiki page and they are starting on boot.

Am I OK like this ? Sorry but as I said I have no idea about networking so the iptables frontends seem too complicated.
If you do this as a learning experience, then off course it's fine. You'll learn a lot from it. But if that's not your intention (but you just want a ready-to-go solution), then I strongly suggest to use the firewall script. It's easy, you don't have to understand it, it's a good protection out-of-the-box.
 
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AlienBOB's can be configured in very detailed aspects, but it can be somewhat advanced at times if you start getting too detailed with it.
 
Old 10-12-2012, 04:08 PM   #9
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OK thanks guys, I am finally running Alien Bob's script lol.

Is it being maintained though? The last item in the changelog is from 2005
 
Old 10-12-2012, 07:03 PM   #10
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OK thanks guys, I am finally running Alien Bob's script lol.

Is it being maintained though? The last item in the changelog is from 2005
Not at all. Still working really well.
 
  


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