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Re: shorewall and iptables

On Sun, 2005-04-17 at 19:52 -0400, jludwig wrote:
> On Sunday 17 April 2005 07:30 pm, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
> > Everyone,
> >
> > Can any of you advise me as to whether shorewall is a good iptables
> > frontend or not.  I found it on one of the 'extra' repositories, but did
> > not see any discussion of it in the user's group.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Greg
> > --
> > Gregory P. Ennis <PoMec PoMec Net>
> >From all I have heard it is very good - - - but - - -
> IMHO One should always try to understand the program and in this case the 
> rules and how they work. This will allow for a more complete and accurate 
> setup of the firewall parameters you desire.
> (In other words don't expect that you will get exactly what you want without 
> understanding and knowing the inner workings.)
> -- 
> John H Ludwig

Thanks for the advice.  I have been trying to create the time to master
iptables, and was looking for a way to start.  I thought maybe shorewall
would be a good starting place.  If you have other suggestions ......

Thanks again,


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