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Re: [SLUG] Iptables
- To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Iptables
- From: jam@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 08:34:13 +0800
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On Wednesday 22 February 2006 02:39, slug-request@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > Hi sluggers,
> > Im quite ashamed to say it, but for a couple of years now all my
> > firewalling and routing has been done using either webmin or
> > firestarter. I have no idea how to use iptables! I find I just dont
> > feel totally in control when using gui front end and have now decided to
> > learn how to use iptables. My question is, can anyone point me to
> > either a good online tutorial, or a book that will show me step by step
> > what to do and why?
> > I use debian stable for my server, and the tutorials that I have found
> > (I have never been good with google) usually give redhat examples
> > including config files that dont exist in debian (or are in a different
> > location).
> Don't use iptables. Use shorewall. You will still understand
> firewalling, but don't need to worry about the iptables syntax biting
> you. also you get dual net connections in a nicely integrated script
Interesting perspective: Not only did yast make the whole process easy and
understandable but when I needed 3 interfaces (one for openVPN) that too was
sensibly and understandably handled.
Reinforces my resolution that yast is one of the best sys-admin tools around.