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Old 10-29-2005, 05:12 PM   #1
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Packet filtering firewall

I have a question about firewalling. I don't want to set up a firewall with command line. There are several gui versions available for linux like kmyfirewall, guarddog, etc. This is the first time I have used slackware and I am wondering what the best gui firewall program is. I have looked for kmyfirewall but it seems like there are no tgz versions of it. Only rpm. Anyway, what do the slackware experts recommend for use in a home lan behind a nat dsl router?

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Old 10-29-2005, 07:56 PM   #2
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Don't know if it's the 'best' but I use fwbuilder - - both at home and at work. Somewhat intuitive, which is saying something when it comes to firewall products. Extensive docs and examples at the homepage, too. Compiling for Slack can sometimes take a bit of hackin' and hewin', but I've found using rpm2tgz allows me to use the slackware package manager on the converted Mandrake RPMs just fine.


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Old 10-30-2005, 04:45 AM   #3
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I use Guarddog and am very happy with it. There's a package available at
Old 10-30-2005, 11:34 AM   #4
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Thank you very much for your replys. Much appreciated.


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