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First linux firewall

Post by cdhgold » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:06 am

I'm setting up my first linux firewall using Fedora 7 as the distro unless someone has better idea. . I have never used iptables before and could use some suggestions o where to start and/or some apps that may make it easier. My config is simple just a small home lan with no services being provided to the outside yet (once it is up may setup ftp server)

thanks in advance for the help

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Post by Void Main » Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:18 pm

I personally like using Shoreline firewall:

http://shorewall.net/

I currently use the WRT54G for my firewall which is running OpenWRT and Shoreline firewall. I used to run a dedicated PC with Shoreline but found the WRT makes a perfect firewall:

bhttp://voidmain.is-a-geek.net:81/

Like most (all) Linux firewalls it uses iptables under the covers but you really are abstracted from the actual iptables commands.

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Post by Master of Reality » Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:04 am

I've heard fedora's default firewall rules are pretty good, n'est pas?

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Post by cdhgold » Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:19 pm

UPDATE: my first linux firewall is up and running ..using Devil Linux booting form cd-rom with all config stored on usb flash drive .. no HDD or FDD needed or present

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