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I have a default setup of the full 2.0gb slackware install. I am behind linksys router. How can I make this box as secure as possible. I have heard of logs, but I do not know how to check them or where they are or how to edit them. Do I need a firewall ? Does my router have one or can I install one for just this computer too. Any recommendations for nice free firewalls ? Does slackware come with one ? Also, I have heard people talk about services running that they don't neccesarily need and that they kill these services. How can I 1. View what services I have running 2. Kill them so they don't start ever again and or so they just aren't running so they come back next time I boot. Also what is a good website to download patches and how can I install these patches. Also, if possible I would like it if anyone had some links on linux security that I could read and just some real basic expanations. I am still working on learning linux. Maybe a site that posts the most recent patches to possible security exploits ? Thankyou :0)