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Old 06-14-2003, 08:47 AM   #1
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Firewall Recommendations


Hi,

I am not very astute at using RH9 iptables. Can someone recommend a good firewall I can run. I'm don't mind paying for it, it just has to be easy to use, preferably using X11.

I have tried Guarddog, Firestater and some others, but they have come up short in my expectations.

Thanks,
 
Old 06-14-2003, 08:55 AM   #2
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you could try pmfirewall
http://www.pointman.org/pmfirewall/
i know that it doesn't have an X ui and is text based but it is really easy to use.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 09:47 PM   #3
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Does PMFirewall support iptables? From the website description, it uses ipchains.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 10:57 PM   #4
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If you want a dedicated firewall/router then IPCop.org is your ticket. I totally rocks man, takes 15 min to setup and get running. I've run it on a 386-dx2 25mhz with 128mb ram with no problems.

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Old 06-15-2003, 04:11 AM   #5
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i've always liked firestarter, good front end, and creates decent firewalls too, automatic IP masqurading etc..
 
Old 06-15-2003, 06:16 AM   #6
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Does PMFirewall support iptables? From the website description, it uses ipchains.
pmfirewall just helps to configure iptables to make it easier for the user.
 
Old 06-19-2003, 04:12 PM   #7
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Ok now I sound like I am selling this product.....BUT....

Try http://www.fwbuilder.org 's little dilio. Kicks ass for those who want a GUI. Easy to install too.....
 
Old 06-19-2003, 06:33 PM   #8
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Do you want the firewall on a stand alone machine, or are you looking for something to run on your existing RH9 box to restrict what hits it?

For a standalone machine, check out Smoothwall (http://www.smoothwall.org/) The GPL version works for me, letting me host various services (mail, web) on a RH9 box in the DMZ with restricted visibility to both the LAN and WAN sides, and seems to protect the LAN from both DMZ and WAN.
 
Old 06-20-2003, 04:48 AM   #9
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smoothwall is ok but it runs on the 2.2 kernel which is ipchains based. My opinion (not that it is worth much =)) is start w/ iptables as it is more robust and is the here and now.
 
Old 06-20-2003, 10:29 AM   #10
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Running gpl 2.0-mallard b4p0 ui-3.5a18 I see the following:

Linux hostname 2.4.20 #2 Mon Jan 20 15:19:10 GMT 2003 i686 unknown

GPL 1.0 works with ipchains. GPL 2.0 works with iptables.


Jim
 
Old 06-20-2003, 12:20 PM   #11
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ah cool, I thought that smoothwall stuck at ipchains, that's why I gave em up a while ago. May have to look at it again...
 
  


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