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Old 02-19-2016, 02:04 PM   #1
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Cool iptables - router with firewall and NAT built in


Not sure if even after seeing other related topics. topic. does not appear.
I am connected to broadband with a Belkin router. Firewall and NAT are built into it. So, other than safety issue of some one cracking through my router, would I need to run iptables also?

Right now, no other comps on my network. It is a standalone behind a router. to the outside world. DMZ is an option where I could see having a firewall in place even though it is routed through router.

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Old 02-19-2016, 02:16 PM   #2
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Never used a firewall for Linux computers behind NAT, never had a problem. Running 100% Linux since 2003.
 
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The firewalls in these routers are next to trash. Iptables is only a small part of your overall protection. If you want to make it a bit easier then try a system like Untangle or other dedicated firewall.
No amount of firewall will help you if you can't configure it or if you do things to bypass it.

You can run a free virtual machine with a dedicated firewall distro on a home computer and run all traffic over it to lan.
 
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