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    Talking what is the best firewall?

    hey,

    I was wondering what the best firewall is for a Windows platform PC and also what is the best firewall for a Linux PC?

    Also, where can i get an anti virus for Linux.

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    syphon, well I'm not to sure about Windows (only because i can't afford a decent firewall) but i like Sygate... for linux i like using IPTABLES, really i just run config scripts that help me build the IPTABLES rules...
    yeah, I\'m gonna need that by friday...

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    I would say smoothwall for linux http://www.smoothwall.org/
    Zonealarm for windows www.zonealarm.com
    or you could just buy a router

    Antivirus for linux http://www.centralcommand.com/index.html and this one http://www.linuxberg.at/antivirus.html

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    thanks guys, but do you know of any anti virus programs for linux?

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    My guess is that your mean the best for a reasonable price? With that in mind, either the Linksys or the Dlink. They're both reasonably priced and easy to configure. They don't get as granular are the big cisco gear but, they'll do the job. If money is no object and you have a lot of users, Cisco is the way to go.

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    Free ones no but I did include two links at the bottom of my first post that are for linux

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    I'm just running the firewall for my computer, it's not connected to or through a network. But thanks for the suggestion.

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    Oh! I am using zonealarm on my pc. It works pretty good. Not sure on a linux solution though. Good Luck!

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    Alot of firewalls free ones and paid ones are good as long as you have them configure right

    Just adding my 2cents
    I had to google 'jfgi' to see what it meant. The irony is overwhelming.

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