Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 11-29-2003, 11:13 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
Posts: 37

Rep: Reputation: 15

I am currently running a small network at home.

PC1 is running windows XP
PC2 is running windows 2000
PC3 is running IPCOP linking my other PCs to my internet connection.
PC4 is my laptop running windows 2000

I am thinking of installing Mandrake 9.2 as a dual boot on PC3, with the intention of getting it running to replace the IPCOP install.

I have been trying to get Mandrake 9.2 running on my PC at work so I can play with it as a learning tool, but I'm having a few problems with it so am now wondering about sticking Mandrake 9.2 straight on to the one at home.

I would like to learn Linux which is my primary reason for installing mandrake, I don't want it to just be that box in the corner like the Ipcop, I would like it to become the PC I use everyday. With this in mind I would like to get Mandrake 9.2 installed and running but would really need a firewall running on it.

Any suggestions on where I should start, and what I need what I should avoid.


Last edited by Assassin; 11-29-2003 at 11:14 AM.
Old 11-29-2003, 12:21 PM   #2
LQ Addict
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Distribution: *NIX
Posts: 3,704

Rep: Reputation: 56
Well basically all linux home/small office firewalling is danced around netfilter/iptables ( ). The moderator of our linux-security forum - unSpawn - has made a lot of effort putting together security concepts here for you to start with. I am pretty sure query for "iptables how-to", "iptables tutorial" will yeild thousands of results on as well.
Old 11-29-2003, 01:07 PM   #3
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
Posts: 37

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks, Just checked out the Security forum...

I have a lot of reading to do


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BSD Firewall vs Linux Firewall ? rootlinux Linux - Security 5 08-29-2007 07:38 AM
Firewall lets ips which are not in the firewall ... why ? sys7em Linux - Networking 2 06-30-2005 12:50 PM
Firewall with features of a Sidewinder firewall? abcampa Linux - Security 4 04-22-2005 04:24 PM
slackware's /etc/rc.d/rc.firewall equivalent ||| firewall script startup win32sux Debian 1 03-06-2004 09:15 PM
Firewall Builder sample firewall policy file ? (.xml) nuwanguy Linux - Networking 0 09-13-2003 12:32 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration