Although I'm still fairly new, I'm getting comfortable using linux now so I am planning on using slackware for both my desktop and laptop and wanted to ask a question before I install it on my laptop.
Since I'll be using wireless, I wanted to setup iptables correctly. I just need to connect to the internet, torrent, use irc, and connect to wireless network. I don't do any SSH, or have any servers - just a normal laptop user. Maybe I don't need a firewall for this case but I can't stand the feeling of having no protection even if it's safe, probably because what I experienced on windows.
I think I have it right but wanted to double check if I'm doing something wrong without knowing it.
Select Type of Internet Address
Dynamic Internet IP Address (using dynamic ip)
Single System or Private Network Gateway?
Allow Inbound Services
Time Server (to update my computer's time?)
Specify a custom port range
Checked both TCP/UDP and add the port range my torrent uses.
Do you use Internet Relay Chat (IRC)?
What I'm mainly worried is about Inbound services. I have a feeling I need the FTP server and passive FTP connections for my internet to work properly.