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Old 12-15-2006, 01:36 PM   #1
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Setting up a Firewall

Hello to all,
I installed Fedora Core 2. I want to set up a firewall and need to install the iptables package to run some commands. I "googled" iptables for Fedora Core 2 and did not find any downloadable .rpms. Can someone please help me to locate a good iptables package for Fedora Core 2?
Thank you.

Last edited by Lucky13; 12-15-2006 at 01:57 PM.
Old 12-15-2006, 02:01 PM   #2
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Use yum instead, I think Core 2 comes with it:

# give root password #
yum install iptables
sudo yum install iptables
if you've added yourself to sudoers. Are you sure it's not installed already, I could imagine it is? It's probably not in your path, but try
/sbin/iptables -L
instead, it should either print out some iptables rules (or "empty" firewall) or if it really is not installed, then error. I hope it is installed

Then just go to and read some of the how-tos..and
man iptables
it's pretty easy to learn, it takes a day or something and you should be able to do most of the basic stuff you usually want from a firewall. Well, less than a day I think.
Old 12-15-2006, 02:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for the detailed reply bOuncer. iptables was already installed. I wasn't in the good directory.


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