Outbound FW for Ubuntu

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Is there something with a GUI that can give pop up alerts on outbound access by any application with option to make simple allow/ deny rules, like in many windows FWs?
    It will be nice to have a good log as well.

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    Re: Outbounf FW for Ubuntu

    Thanks but I have heard that FireStarter is dead.
     
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    Re: Outbounf FW for Ubuntu

    Get it from the FireStarter page not SourceForge, those ARE old versions..
    So,no, it's not dead ...

    The source codes in tarball or rpm are down at the bottom of the page..

    http://www.fs-security.com/download.php

    I see you like pop-ups Aigle so not sure these will satisfy!?
    Lotsa colorful logs and graphics tho.. :)
     
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    GUFW is the best most up to date option for Ubuntu and its also the easiest to implement.
     
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    Thanks for replies. I will try:

    GUFW
    FireStarter and
    GuardDog
     
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    Also enable app armor in ubuntu along with profiles, you can also create your own program specific profiles. App armor is not an outound firewall but its rather a protective layer that prevents escalation of priviledges for programs on its list of profiles. So for instance if Skype, FF or Transmission gets hacked via a malware, apparmor makes sure it can't do any havoc.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AppArmor
     
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    First of all, there is only one firewall in Linux. It's called "IpTables" and uses the Netfilter kernel hooks. Second, this firewall is stateful and very powerful and configurable. You can set it to block inbound and outbound packets -- it's just a matter of knowing how.

    I see no purpose of these "pop-up" alerts like are so common on Windows machines. If you wanna use Linux, you need to learn how to use the terminal.
     
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    Let's call it "Defunct Project." Go ahead'n have some fun. Pretend to be "long winded" Delph_n - you might even learn something.
     
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