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Old 04-25-2005, 11:38 PM   #1
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FC3 firewall


I'm trying to secure my fedora core 3. I'd like to ask your opinion on the built-in firewall in FC3. Is it good enough for mission-critical servers? Where does it log intrusions and does it alert the user everytime there is one?

I'm looking for an open-source solution. I understand that PCX Firewall and Shorewall are just front-ends to netfilter. So is netfilter the best solution?
 
Old 04-25-2005, 11:58 PM   #2
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shorewall is a good firewall . i have used it on a production server and i have been happy with it. firehol is not bad too.
personally, if you are talking about the firewall gui of redhat/fedora, i find it "ok"...that's it.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 02:12 AM   #3
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ic. I'll give shorewall a try. Anyway, does the default firewall in FC3 log (or even alert the user for) intrusions? If yes, where does it log them?
 
Old 04-26-2005, 02:40 AM   #4
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hi there
shorewall is not a firewall

the firewall is iptables which is installed by default,shorewall uses iptables
shorewall is an interface whcih generates the iptables scripts easily

and when u configure shorewall u can set the logging options

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Old 04-28-2005, 06:09 AM   #5
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I'm confused. Is fedora core 3 using ipchains or netfilter or iptables?
 
Old 04-28-2005, 07:54 AM   #6
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Quote:
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I'm confused. Is fedora core 3 using ipchains or netfilter or iptables?
Think of iptables as an "interface" or a "tool" to configure Netfilter - so on FC3 you can use iptables or an iptables front-end to configure Netfilter

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Old 04-28-2005, 08:00 AM   #7
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iptables.........

try

rpm -qa|grep iptables
 
  


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