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View Poll Results: Did you setup your IPTables/IPChains with your Network?
Yes, ofcourse.. I'm not silly! 19 33.93%
No, I did it eventually though.. 5 8.93%
No, I don't need a Firewall 10 17.86%
I didn't even know I had to! 22 39.29%
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Old 11-24-2003, 08:32 PM   #31
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Alot of government departments are looking for MS alternatives for the following reasons:

1) Licensing Costs
2) Freedom (access to source code)
3) Updates
4) Security!

An example would be isreal, which runs linux in the military, this is a country at war where their IT can save lifes!
 
Old 12-01-2003, 04:26 PM   #32
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Basic Security Tip:

The top 3 things you can do to keep yourself secure.

1. Install updates for any PUBLIC SERVICES* you have running
2. Understand and Use iptables
3. Use a strong root password and disable ssh unless you absolutely must use it.

* Public Services are servers which you allow the public to access.. (for instance.. an ftp server)
 
Old 12-01-2003, 08:55 PM   #33
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