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Old 08-15-2004, 04:22 PM   #1
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2-part question.


I installed Mandrake 9.1 recently and I was wondering if I need to install any additional firewall (like Shorewall)?

Or, should I just use the built-in Drak's Firewall?? If thats the case then what should I select to be extra secure???

Im not on a network or anything like that. My files and data will not be shared over the network. Its just basic web browsing. Plus, Im on a dial-up too.


Second question,

I downloaded Firefox for Linux and I cant seem to create a shortcut to my desktop.

The way I could open the Firefox file, is I have to go into Firefox Installer folder and from there I could open the Firefox Browser itself. But I cant seem to create a shortcut for it on my desktop. Even I did (whic I did) it will not open the browser. It could only open it if I put it back into the Firefox Installer folder.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 04:44 PM   #2
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Shorewall is the mandrake default firewall frontend, but I prefer Guarddog. Unless you're running some server deamons or p2p apps on your system the default Mandrake settings should be fine.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 04:50 PM   #3
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I would say that you don't even need a firewall, especially if you're using dial-up. You won't have much to worry about.

As for Firefox, to create a short cut (in KDE), right-click on your desktop, then click CREATE NEW --> LINK TO APPLICATION, and the rest is pretty straight forward.

does this answer your question(s)? I hope so.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 09:37 AM   #4
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Yes. Thanks.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 09:48 AM   #5
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Yes, Im on a stand-alone PC. So in the Security section what will I need to check inorder for the firewall to work?
 
  


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