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Old 05-17-2004, 10:44 AM   #1
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Firewalls and Smoothwall


I would like to know if a firewall is embedded in the Linux Kernal,it appears to be the case but always seems transparent to the user ie it never seems to warn of any intrusion.Also I would like to know if Smoothwall requires a separate dedicated machine inserted between the host computer and modem with a usb or rs232 connecting the two computers.

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Old 05-17-2004, 05:38 PM   #2
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Most "IP-Tables" based software firewalls will write a security log. Are you used to seeing it pop up like zonealarm or norton (using windows) when you get a hit?

try using tail -f /var/log/secure (as root, or course and/or
tail -f /var/log/messages
 
Old 05-18-2004, 02:50 AM   #3
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Firewalls

Thanks edcutis,
I never see any thing pop up but will try your advice from the command line.

Thanks again


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Old 05-18-2004, 06:43 AM   #4
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Yes, Smoothwall requires a dedicated PC. It uses network cards and a ethernet cable to connect the computers together. If your not using a hub or a switch you will need a crossover cable.
 
  


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