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Re: [SLUG] Firewalls
- To: Catie Flick <liedra@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Firewalls
- From: Andrew Burrows <andrewbu@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Feb 27 10:59:01 2002
- Cc: Slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- User-agent: Microsoft-Outlook-Express-Macintosh-Edition/5.02.2022
That sounds like a good place to start, thanks and I will keep you posted.
I will also find out how much checkpoints firewall1 is and let you know.
> From: Catie Flick <liedra@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 10:35:15 +1100
> To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [SLUG] Firewalls
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 10:26:12AM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
>> <quote who="Matthew Palmer">
>>> Linux doesn't have 'firewall products', per se. You use one of ipfwadm,
>>> ipchains, or iptables (depending on kernel version) to set up rules in the
>>> kernel which are then used to block/allow/filter/redirect/<whatever> traffic
>>> between interfaces.
>> All of which are crazy-crack and hard to configure (the elitists in the back
>> row can kiss my...) -> I believe the poster is looking for firewall
>> configuration software, not the chunks of metal shavings that actually do
>> the work down at the bottoms levels of Obscurity Central Station.
> Doing my usual plug for freshmeat ;) - there are a lot of projects around on
> freshmeat - so many they're coming out of my ears! Well, not exactly.
> Anyway, have a look around there - a new ratings system has come in recently
> that might help you find a good one.
> Personally I've only ever used Bastille Linux to 'harden' a box, and have
> sat down with the 'Linux Firewalls' book by Ziegler (excellent excellent
> reference) and taught myself ip[chains|tables] because I didn't really trust
> the script generators myself :-)
> More humorous freshmeat contributors:
> "How do I get it out of my computer? disconnect does not work, It comes
> right back..I dont know how it got there in the first place...Thank you"
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