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    Firewall Help

    I just got cable net access, whoopie ;D and now need to install a firewall on it. Before I was using dialup, I didn't worry much about it but now I need help/links on setting one up. A good easy one to setup would be nice.

    I'm using Slackware 9.0 and Debian Sid, but want to get Slackware setup first. I used Netconfig to setup the cable modem and get online.

    Then I went to Shields Up (http://grc.com) website to see what ports are open and the only one's showing open are ftp, finger and ident, everything else looks okay.

    Any ideas/suggesions.

    Thnx.

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    Re:Firewall Help

    You can turn the finger service off in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 and rc.inet2. (I think those are the names. I will check when i get home.) Just comment out the services you are not using.


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    Re:Firewall Help

    Try http://www.shorewall.net/
    http://www.webmin.com provides an easy to use browser-based interface for it.


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    Re:Firewall Help

    You can turn off all those services in /etc/inetd.conf

    I use Slack, and my firewall script of choice is gShield (http://muse.linuxmafia.org)

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    Re:Firewall Help

    Thnx for the replies, even if www.grc.com shields up show closed ports, I still don't have a firewall installed by default?

    I'll try one of them that's mention here.

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    Re:Firewall Help

    No, Slackware doesn't bring one by default.

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    Re:Firewall Help

    Thnx for the replies...I installed gShield and everything is working good.

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