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Old 10-18-2002, 03:50 PM   #1
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Firewall Question

Ok, I FINALLY got Cable Internet (RoadRunner). Just yesterday so needless to say I am still VERY happy about this. My question is about the Firewall. I am running SUSE 8.0 and I set up the Firewall. Also made sure that I did not have any unnecessary things running, like SMTP server and the like.

How secure is this?

Next pay period I am planning on buying a router so I can close off all ports except for my browsing. But, until the end of the month I was wondering if I would be secure while surfing. Being new to linux I am not positive how well the Firewall works.

And I know that anything can be broken into. I just want to make sure I am not sitting out on the web with no protection.

Also I am never logged in as root while connected so even if someone did manage to get in they SHOULD only be able to do minimum damage.

Any comments would be appreciated.

Old 10-18-2002, 03:54 PM   #2
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It's hard to say. Post your current firewall configuration.
Old 10-18-2002, 04:08 PM   #3
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ok. That one will have to wait until I get home.

Doing the work thing right now.

Thanks for the reply.



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