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Old 07-13-2005, 12:33 PM   #1
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Firewall for debian


Hi Guys,

I am geeting problems with firestater (before I tried Guarddog), When I configure this I have problem with my firefox to browe any site. Many times I get a message from firefox telling me that the connection's being refused from the remote site, but, when I try by sixth time, it works. Finally I removed the firewall and this started to work pretty fine.

Does anybody know any other application easier to set up than this and free of this kind of problems? or probably could this be a configuration problem?

Salu2!
 
Old 07-13-2005, 01:15 PM   #2
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Try firestarter, or write your firewall script by hand. I do the latter because I find the firewall GUIs severely lacking.
 
Old 07-13-2005, 01:54 PM   #3
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I agree about writing your own firewall. Iptables it's pretty straightforward and once you get the basics, you can build a firewall tailored exactly to your needs. For documentation (lots of it) see http://www.linuxguruz.com/iptables/ and I find particularly useful this one: http://iptables-tutorial.frozentux.n...-tutorial.html
 
Old 07-14-2005, 05:34 AM   #4
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Firestarter shouldn't have any problems on the defaults as it has all outgoing stuff open. It only blocks all incoming by default. Have you changed a lot? You might want to reset it all back to default and then try again. Firefox shouldn't have any problems with firestarter.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 09:47 AM   #5
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It could be because the remote site's port was different than the standard, so you had to open the ports for the site (such as 8080) for outgoing and possibly incoming.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 10:42 PM   #6
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Check out macondo's Post install tutorial at the top of this list. He gives some basic settings for firestarter that worked for me.

 
  


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