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Old 12-08-2004, 10:25 AM   #1
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firewall setup

Running Debian GNU/Linux "unstable" on kernel.

I don't really know anything about this, other than I am aware of some built in firewall functionality through a module called "iptables", and I have "Firewall Builder", which I understand is a GUI frontend for same.

I don't know how to use either of these, and I wonder if there is a more user-friendy configuration tool? All I want to do is secure access for my common net tools and background processes (ntp), and lock out any other activity.
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fwbuilder looks pretty nice and simple to me... but there are other's like firestarter which can also configure the iptables / netfilter backend
Old 12-08-2004, 01:11 PM   #3
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I suggest you use a nat router or even a hardware firewall. SmoothWall is free and requires a spare pc and two NICs. Then you are safer before you figure out the software firewall.
Old 12-08-2004, 04:18 PM   #4
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you can accomplish everything you need using an iptables script of only a few lines, instead of having to install more cruft... it would also be way more educational...

having said that, here's a couple other front-ends you might be interested in:

just my two cents...



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