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Old 03-10-2004, 05:39 AM   #1
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Linux Firewall Question?


Hi,

This is my first post on this Linux forum so I hope that I don't wast anybodies time.

I found a good server provider in the USA for a dedicated Server but they don't offer any Firewall service.

As I am not experienced with Linux I ask me the question if there exists an not to expensive Software who can be installed on the server and who acts as firewall like Symantec does it for my home PC in Belgium.
When I say not to expensive I mean less than 300$ a year.

1) Does there exists any software who can be installed on this Linux server?

2) If there is no software how can I protect my server? because I saw that a lot of server providers ask up tp 75$ a month for a firewall.

Please, please help me with an advise.
Do I really need to pay 75$ a month.

Carlo
 
Old 03-10-2004, 05:50 AM   #2
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In most new (if not all) linux-distributions you have "iptables" as firewall software. The configuration is pretty complex and you might want to look into scripts or other applications that helps you configure it, unless you eager to learn and keen on having maximum control.
 
Old 03-10-2004, 07:43 AM   #3
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I like gshield. It is configured using a text file. I've used it for years.

http://muse.linuxmafia.org/gshield/
 
Old 03-10-2004, 10:27 AM   #4
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Hi, Thank you for this poste. I had a look at gshield but actually I can not handle such stuff. I should need hours and hours of learning before I will be able to handle a new Firewall by my self, if I will be able.

Is there not a payable out of the box firewall for Linux that can simply be installed, like Norton Security?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 12:03 PM   #5
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Sorry, I'm not familiar with anything that works like Norton Security.

Hopefully someone can point you in the right direction.
 
Old 03-10-2004, 10:41 PM   #6
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peter_robb posted this, in another thread. Maybe it helps!
 
  


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