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Old 09-18-2005, 11:44 AM   #1
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easy to configure firewall

I'm looking for a firewall that is easy to configure. I liked Firestarter but wont use it cause it needs gnomelibs, which I don't have. Guarddog I didn't like cause it requires a boot when changes are made.

Distro is Slackware-current

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Old 09-18-2005, 12:29 PM   #2
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You could try this script or try using the popular shorewall firewall.
Old 09-18-2005, 12:38 PM   #3
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What's your distro? What are you trying achieve with your firewall too? Are you wanting very fine grained control over what you're allowing in and out of your box / LAN or do you just want to shut everyone out?

IPtables which I believe is included by kernels 2.4 and above is very good, and versatile, but is not that easy to configure if you've no previous experience with it, although there are a large number of good tutorials knocking around t'interweb.
Old 09-18-2005, 02:58 PM   #4
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Shorewall is command-line only, but is very easy to setup and has good documentation. There's a good how-to in the Gentoo forums. Just install shorewall using your package manager and then edit the config files as per this article.

The shorewall website also has good documentation.


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