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Old 02-05-2002, 08:00 AM   #1
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RedHat 7.2 Security levels

Hi everyone!
During a RedHat 7.2 installation you are asked of wich security level you want.
I thought thats sounded nice since I am going to set up a firewall but what is really configured during the installation?
There is very little information about it and I have not found anything out on the internet.

Is it only restriced in the /etc/services or is there really a firewall configuration set up??

any one who can point me to a nice doc?

Old 02-07-2002, 04:52 AM   #2
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These questions ask if you want the firewalling options ipchains and iptables installed and which default rules they provide as well.
Both my installations however installed ipchains with rules, when I expressly wanted iptables. After reading Linux Format magazine articles and then playing with the different versions of each, it was very clear that iptables is many ways more efficient and easier to follow than ipchains.
I suggest you use the medium setting and then remove ipchains from the SysV configuration in Runlevels 3 & 5. Enable iptables and read the How To's on iptables.

It is really quite easy to firewall, once you get your head around packets, ports and protocols and which direction they are moving in.


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