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Old 12-16-2007, 11:57 PM   #1
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What Firewall should run with ubuntu, if any F/W?

I no the hardware F/W, but im confused if Ubuntu needs a Firewall and if so how complicated it is it? I found info but its confusing me.
Plus what are some compatable F/W?

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Old 12-17-2007, 12:04 AM   #2
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I haven't tried the newest version but I'm pretty sure one of the older ones came with a firewall. So check around, there might already be a firewall installed.

And well.. to be honest unless there is something really important on the pc then I wouldn't worry too much. Linux is pretty safe.
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Ok i'll look around some more. Did'nt think of that.
(This is studio ubuntu too, ive got two HD's and that, so its both 7.10 and studio for the F/W question)

Na nothing top secret or interesting =D

Plus if i were to do a server i would use the correct ubuntu, the server version i guess, so im guessing that would have a F/W but yeah.
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What Firewall should run with ubuntu, if any F/W?

I no the hardware F/W, but im confused if Ubuntu needs a Firewall and if so how complicated it is it? I found info but its confusing me.
Plus what are some compatable F/W?

Thanks =D
Ubuntu has a built in firewall program. It is called IP Tables. Here is the link to the HOWTO for it: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ip...7C%28tables%29

Besides that there is a great GUI that goes along with it. The GUI program is called Firestarter. Here is the link to the homepage: http://www.fs-security.com/
Plus the link to the Tutorial: http://www.fs-security.com/docs/tutorial.php

This should help you with your security problems (if you are having any with linux)

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