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Old 09-28-2003, 07:53 PM   #1
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Need some help picking out a firewall.

My PS2 didn't come with a firewall (as far as I can see), and I figured I should get one if I was going to turn it into a server. The only problem is that there isn't a "famous" open-source firewall that people consider to be "the best."

I've heard of using IP tables, but can't quite make out if it's meant to be used as a firewall or just a network configurer. Firestarter says it makes it easy to run a firewall, but I don't really want the easiest. I want the most secure.

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Old 09-28-2003, 08:08 PM   #2
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go with firestarter make it easy on yourself. its just a front end to iptables.
Old 09-28-2003, 10:20 PM   #3
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Go to and start downloading and trying out firewall scripts.
Old 09-29-2003, 10:59 AM   #4
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Ok, I'll take a look. Thanks.


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