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Thread: Personal Firewalls for Lunux

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    Personal Firewalls for Lunux

    I was wondering if anyone knew of a personal firewall for Linux and if so where to find one. If someone could point me in the right direction that would be great. Thanx.

    The Eeshman

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    iptables, or go to and do a search for firewalls there.
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    IpCoder is right, firewall support is built-in in RedHat 7.2 or Mandrake 8.1.

    You can configure it with netconf if you have no idea on how this is running a firewall. Otherwise put your hands in the scripts and IPtable.

    If you need something ULTRA secure (which I think was not your question), have a look at BASTILLE package (shipped with Mandrake).

    A+ hantiz./
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    Hi Eeshman!

    Good day to you! Aside from the good answers above, you might want to check this: The page contains usefull links on linux security/firewall guides. Happy New Year

    A blessed day to all!

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    The combination of ipchains (tutorial here) and a hardware firewall router (like the Dlink DI-704P or the Linksys BEFSR41) is just about the best way to secure an internal network. On windows-based pcs, getting something like ZoneAlarm or BlackIce Defender should be an early start for securing those pcs on the network.

    Know that the security of any program or machine is only as good as the person who set it up.
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