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Re: *nix firewall setup
From: Jason Dixon <jasondixon () myrealbox com>
Date: 27 Nov 2002 15:24:43 -0500

On Wed, 2002-11-27 at 01:25, Devdas Bhagat wrote:
On 26/11/02 09:20 -0800, jh wrote:
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.
http://www.linuxguruz.org/iptables/howto/iptables-HOWTO.html
http://www.google.com/search?q=iptables+howto
Search on freshmeat.net for firewall building tools.

Or if you want to try out OpenBSD, there is a pf HOWTO on deadly.org

If you want to get really funky, look on samag for dead firewall. Thats
a shutdown Linux box running as a firewall.

IIRC, this is using ipchains in runlevel 0.  Interesting in concept, but
lacks stateful inspection.  Unless the same can be done via iptables, I
recommend you stick with the earlier suggestion of OpenBSD/PF.

-J.


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