[Techtalk] Re: firewalls
elena.lean at u4eatech.com
Tue Feb 17 00:22:48 EST 2004
On Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 12:21:20PM -0500, WeeBit wrote:
> I installed a firewall I guess you call it a helper firewall on Linux. The name of it is GuardDog. I am happy to report I am stealthed. However, I am so well stealthed to where I can't send DCCs (lol) Any ideas anyone? Everything else is fine. I will check into the chkconfig later on today.
Cool, I understand that GuardDog is a utility for configuration of iptables, so I guess you should be able to see the rules that have been loaded by doing 'iptables -L -v' for example. You might have some clue in what actually has been loaded.
> I do have another question though on another topic too...
> On my Windows box I have certain websites blocked is their a way to block these websites on Linux? I am running Mandrake 9.1 on KDE 3.1
If you want to manage this sort of thing effectively, I think a proxy server like squid could help, or you can create rules for it in the firewall, since you are on the rolling ball of security today anyway :).
> DEFINITION: Computer - A device created to speed up errors.
> Dear WeeBit,
> my short recommendations would be to run 'chkconfig' for turning off
> those non-required but still acquired during installation services. As
> for firewalling, can't think of a better solution than iptables
> (http://www.netfilter.org/). You can be short and sweet with iptables
> rules, or you can go into truelly perverse packet inspection on them.
> The choice is yours as usual in Linux.
> Happy securing
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