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Old 03-28-2004, 02:52 AM   #1
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Which firewall?


Hi there
I am newbie in linux , and I have RH 9
I want to setup a firewall
I used ZoneAlarm in windows , but I need a firewall , a linux native one
Thanks
 
Old 03-28-2004, 05:08 AM   #2
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i'm using guarddog (designed mainly for kde)
and am getting true stealth results from shields up

or
firestarter for gnome

be advised
the setup of these programs is NOTHING like zone alarm

with gaurddog you have to manually say which protocols are allowed

can't say how firestarter works as i don't use gnome
 
Old 03-28-2004, 06:00 AM   #3
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iptables is one of the most popular tools to make firewalls with , its not overly easy to use, but does a good job
 
Old 03-28-2004, 10:52 AM   #4
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The Linux kernel has a built in firewall. What you are really asking for is an easy configuration tool.
Firestarter is very nice. I normally use KDE (but have Gnome installed) and can use Firestarter just fine from KDE.
You run the configuration wizard and select which ports you want open for any servers you are running (often none). Rerun it to change if needed. It takes a minute or two.
You can also view the hits your firewall takes.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 09:58 PM   #5
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firestarter

I'm sure firestarter works fine, but it doesn't seem quite as spiffy as Zone Alarm wfor Windows . . . which asks whether to accept or deny, records, and blocks which program and IP address attempts to access to and from the internet.

Some of us aren't use to configuring a firewall from scratch.

I downloaded the Mandrake 9.1 link but I"m running it on Mandrake 9.2

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Old 03-31-2004, 12:57 AM   #6
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i don't think there is an equivelent

spiffy is largely for windows users
secure, reliable functionality is for linux users

bit of a generality but there is a point in there somewhere

either you get gaurddog which is easy to set up, or firestarter
or you learn how to manipulate iptables (which is what gaurddog does for you through a gui)

or you could route linux through a window box and use zone alarm
 
Old 03-31-2004, 05:06 AM   #7
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I dont understand why people want to use any other firewall instead of iptables.
man iptables is enough to get a firewall.

Also think that:
When you add any rule you can make it by yourself.
By this way you will get your own firewall and arrive at all points of your system.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 11:52 AM   #8
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here is a site that is a basic firewall script generator for IPTABLES. you tell it what services your running, what eth devices you have.. and the IP's etc etc...

it generates the script for you automatically

http://iptables-script.dk/index1.php
 
Old 03-31-2004, 06:11 PM   #9
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My point is when there is a rogue program that tries to access the internet (egreess), or when another computer or server tries to acces the computer



when the firewall hasn't designated the rule to allow it to hapen yet,

Zone Alarm will immediately alert me and tell me that its trying to do that immediately.

Zone Alarm blocks everything until I tell it not to and has certain written suggestion about why that may or not be such as a good idea.

and it says excactly what the program is when it tries to do this.


I must admit I need to renew my knowledge about what certain kinds of protocols and ports mean. That takes awhile to remember,

But then again there are suggested standards for people who don't have time to learn them all and remember them all that are described within the firewall managing program.

Zone Alarm is good about this . . . I thought there'd be a Linux one that is at least as good for those such as that don't remember things too well .
 
Old 04-01-2004, 01:10 AM   #10
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to be honest

gaurddog is easy to set up

I just allow (for my normal use) http,shttp,ftp,DNS,pop3,smtp, Real Audio and ICQ in the loacal and Internet zones
and that's it
tick the boxes
click on apply
sorted!
 
Old 04-03-2004, 06:13 PM   #11
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so where's a good download site for "guard dog" firewall?
 
Old 04-03-2004, 09:41 PM   #12
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viola...

http://sourceforge.net/projects/guarddog/

ooopppsss.. looks like sourceforge doesn't have the files.

and the developer's site is no longer up.. www.simonzone.com

sorry

jesse

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Old 04-04-2004, 03:11 AM   #13
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http://www.simonzone.com/software/gu...0-2mdk.src.rpm
 
Old 04-04-2004, 04:39 AM   #14
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firestarter is VERY easy to use
http://firestarter.sf.net
 
Old 04-04-2004, 09:24 PM   #15
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Closest thing your going to get to Zone Alarm is a IDS like Snort. For a nice, easy to setup iptables script check out http://projectfiles.com/firewall/
 
  


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