Application filtering for linux?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by fannymites, Oct 25, 2005.

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  1. fannymites

    fannymites Registered Member

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    Controling which applications can access the internet is a feature of most windows firewalls but does anyone know of any gui based linux firewalls that can block/allow certain apps?
     
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    Just the ticket, I'll give it a try, thanks.
     
  4. Arup

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    You are welcome, please post back your experience with it if you can.
     
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    Well, I've tried compiling TuxGuardian on both ubuntu breezy and fedora core 4 but it throws out tons of obscure errors and warnings.
    I've been googling for quite a while without any success but if I do get it working I'll let you know how I get on.
     
  6. Arup

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    Are you using Kernel 2.6? I tried it out on SuSE 8.1 and it worked fine there, I will re-install and check it out again.
     
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    Did you make sure you had all nessasery libary's to compile this piece of software on your system?
     
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    The documentation said I need qt3 for the frontend which I did eventually manage to compile on it's own.
    It also says I need LSM compiled into the kernel. I believe on ubuntu it is loaded as a module but on fedora core 4 it is built in to the kernel.
    I'm afraid I haven't had time to look into it further just yet.
     
  9. Arup

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    When you have time, re-compile the kernel and then try it, it works fine as promised.
     
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    Or just install the kernel-source, headers :) (of the kernel he's currently using ocource...)
     
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    I already have the headers installed on ubuntu. Ubuntu is working like a dream so I don't fancy messing with the kernel for the sake of one app.
    I have re-compiled the kernel in fedora but I'm still getting the same errors.
     
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