Yea i know there is a link to an iptables howto right below this thread but ....

Are there any firewalls out there that i can just throw on my box and run it till i learn how to right my own rules in iptables.

I ran across gSheild, how is that? i going to go check tucows now does anyone recomend a firewall.

I've been usng pmfirewall but i just reinstalled slackware and now i'm using the 2.4.5 kernel and pmfirewall dont work with the 2.4.5 kernel???