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Old 08-19-2003, 11:56 PM   #16
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If you have a 2.4.x kernel, then netfilter(iptables) is the firewall to go with.

There is a GUI for it called Knetfilter, but I personnally found it so confusing to use, and lacking in info that, in the end, I just learned to program the rules.

Best thing I ever did.

As for anti-virus, I think Bastille might help, but I don't use it myself, so I'm just guessing here.
Old 08-20-2003, 12:52 PM   #17
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Old 08-20-2003, 03:47 PM   #18
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Originally posted by yenonn
do i need to update the virus definition as what norton does?
yes--antivirus programs are only as effective as their virus definitions. if it doesn't know that a certain virus exists it can't detect it, much less get rid of it. i use f-prot, and updating the virus definitions is easy. all you have to do is open the console and type in


if you use something different, i'm not sure how it's done, but there is most certainly a way to do it (if there isn't, get rid of that program and get a different one).
Old 08-20-2003, 06:57 PM   #19
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i have a failure update. it yields: Unable to connect retrieve update info from server. Error: Invalid argument. Existing....
so how am i going to proceed? are there anymore alternatives besides this..... thanks!!!
Old 08-20-2003, 07:36 PM   #20
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There's a better firewall, IMHO, for linux. I think that firestarter is excellent, and easy to use [technically, it's a gui frontend to iptables, the linux firewall].


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