firewall for linux

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by WSFuser, Nov 4, 2006.

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  1. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    preferly, it should be easy to use.

    the reason i ask for a software firewall is i have no router/nat.

    btw im using xubuntu.
     
  2. dog

    dog Guest

    Try Guarddog ... it's what I prefer.

    I know others prefer Firestarter which is available through the repositories (although I'm pretty sure Guarddog is also available through the debian repos)... but firestarter isn't compatible with moblock (aka peerguardian --- but moblock is under current development whereas peerguardian is not for Linux. ;)) -- there is a viable work around I seem to remember reading on the ubuntu forums, but I haven't had the need to try to apply it as I prefer Guarddog.

    I believe this is the thread which references the issue between Firestarter and moblock --- http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=192559&highlight=moblock

    HTH;

    Steve
     
  3. WSFuser

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    will it still work even i dont have KDE?

    i installed it via synaptic, so now how do i start/configure it?
     
  4. dog

    dog Guest

    From command line ... gksudo guarddog
     
  5. WSFuser

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    thanks dog. i enabled the protocols i needed and i passed with flying colors at grc.com
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    How complex do you want your firewall to be?
    Do you mind the command line?
    Do you want a simple solution or something wicked?
    Would you like to build your own router? All you need is an old P2 with a CD-ROM. And SmoothWall firewall.

    As to the simplest dirtiest solution, it's a quick iptables script.

    BTW, you don't need a firewall if you run xubuntu at its default setting. If you have no server-privilege software like apache, samba or such, you don't need a firewall. Ubuntu has no services that listen to the net.

    Mrk
     
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