Thread: software firewall for linux?
December 29th, 2004, 10:36 PM #1
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software firewall for linux?
I'm using rh9 and I was wondering if there is a default firewall (akin to zone alarm) that I could enable on my machine?
if not what do you all recommend??
December 29th, 2004, 10:47 PM #2
Shorewall is what comes installed with mandrake, not sure about others.
December 29th, 2004, 10:58 PM #3
December 29th, 2004, 11:30 PM #4
GuardDog comes with MEPIS, which is Debian.
December 29th, 2004, 11:45 PM #5
my system comes with firestarter, which is gui-bassed and simple 2 use. highly recommendedmy signature was so lame i deleted it.
December 30th, 2004, 02:10 AM #6
iptables is built in to the new kernels. Mostly linux firewalls are actually firewall configuration packages. BTW this IS worthwhile, you do not want to be doing the iptables config yourself. You will leave holes. Monmotha's (google it) is another.
December 30th, 2004, 02:12 AM #7
James is on the right track. You want an IPTables script/tool.
IPTables is the Linux equivilent of Zone Alarm.
Another to look at is APF. Advanced Policy Firewall. It is real nice.My computer is bigger than yours!
December 30th, 2004, 05:03 AM #8
December 30th, 2004, 05:06 AM #9
I notice its the "firewall for gnome"
Does this mean it cant run in KDE? Or just that it needs gnome libraries installed to run?
December 30th, 2004, 05:35 AM #10
Originally Posted by CMonster
It's a glorified iptables config tool. Downloaded it ... in the readme is: -
Firestarter is a complete firewalling tool for Linux.
Requirements ============ A machine running Linux kernel version 2.4 or 2.6 with Linux IP Firewalling Tables (iptables) version 1.2.3 or higher Gnome 2.6
December 30th, 2004, 05:43 AM #11
I totally agree - it is just a config tool for iptables but it is one of the easy ones
December 30th, 2004, 01:52 PM #12
December 30th, 2004, 01:56 PM #13
December 30th, 2004, 03:04 PM #14Originally Posted by James TMy computer is bigger than yours!
December 31st, 2004, 10:55 AM #15
If you have a old computer laying around, a 500 meg hardrive, use Smoothwall.
I have used it for years. The software is easy to set up. The old box wont need
a monitor, keyboard or mouse (if your old bios will allow removal with alarming), and can be controlled by the browser. If you want to use just the one box, then
there's lots of good answers in the prev posts.Always tell the truth, because it's impossible to remember who you told what lie to.
December 31st, 2004, 03:47 PM #16Originally Posted by computerwizz
I had used firestarter and then guarddog. Firestarter wasn't configurable enough for me so I tried guarddog. That was ok but the interface sucked and it wouldn't allow broadcast packets from my own lan no matter what I did.
Shorewall (or shoreline as they're calling it on parts of their site) has no gui. The rules file was easy to set up and there are a lot of different options. You can find out more on their site: http://www.shorewall.net/
December 31st, 2004, 03:49 PM #17
Rather than smoothwall, look at ipcop. It is a fork of smoothwall. The main developers at smoothwall turned into jerks, so some of the other developers made ipcop.My computer is bigger than yours!
December 31st, 2004, 08:29 PM #18Originally Posted by Siliconjunkie
I loved using IPTables when I had my IPCop machine. So powerful!
Originally Posted by Siliconjunkie
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