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linux firewall?

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by 20machinm, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. 20machinm Guest

    do i need a firewall for linux and if so, what is the best free one going?
     
  2. v-zero Guest

    It's a good idea... Firestarter is probably your best bet.
    What distro are you on?
     
  3. Easy Rhino

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    what exactly do you mean. if you are referring to a firewall like windows xp/vista has then no you dont need one. but if you are talking about setting up linux as a gateway for your home network then yes you will want one.
     
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  4. 20machinm Guest

    well I connect to the internet through a modem at home and also on a LAN at work
     
  5. Easy Rhino

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    with linux, you dont need a firewall like windows xp/vista. i hope you are behind some sort of firewall however (be it your router or another computer you connect to the internet through.)
     

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