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Re: *nix firewall setup
From: nee cee <nc () phat co nz>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 17:42:37 -0800 (PST)

NAT by itself is not a firewall and only offers limited protection. For a quick solution you might be able to use one 
of the security distributions of linux like clark connect, ipcop, smoothwall. see www.distrowatch.com for a few. I 
think some of them install snort when you install the disto. 

I have a client who has MS proxy server 2.0 and a NAT firewall.  I have
already been able to exploit it.  I am recommending they get a regular
firewall put in place and dump all the rest.  They however dont want to
spend too much $$ on the project so I was thinking why ont a linux firewall?

Having never set one up before and only having a little knowledge of linux
where can I go to get a basic tutorial that just covers firewalls and linux.
I know there are a million pages of text out there on linux and firewalls
but i am under a slight time constraint and need a step by step with
explanations or something similar for now.

Any1 know of any sites or texts to get that would do this?



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