[SATLUG] Firewall Question
brad at shub-internet.org
Thu Aug 14 12:27:39 CDT 2008
On 8/14/08, Walt DuBose wrote:
> What I don't know is should he load Ubuntu desktop or server distro (or
> would another distro be better) and then what would be a good firewall...
> one that works well and is simple to administer.
If you're running a modern version of Linux, then your firewall will
be iptables. Period.
Now, there are a whole bunch of tools you can use to try to help make
it easier to manage the firewall rules, but that's a completely
Personally, I'd recommend finding a security-enhanced distribution
based on whatever general distribution you prefer, which provides
good firewall management tools out-of-the-box.
But this isn't like buying a box marked "firewall" from a company
like Cisco, and then just plugging it in. There's multiple
components you will want to consider to help make your job easier --
the actual "firewall" software itself is only one small part of the
overall puzzle, and it's the only piece you can't change or move.
Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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