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Re: shorewall and iptables



On Sunday 17 April 2005 08:06 pm, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
> 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
>
> John,
>
> 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,
>
> Greg
Try http://www.linuxguruz.com/iptables/ for a lot of information on 
firewalling and iptables.
-- 
John H Ludwig


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