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From: Brett Johnson <brett@...>
Subject: Re: firewall
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 07:44:44 -0600
On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 12:35:54PM +0000, Gavin Seddon wrote:
> Hi,
> I have merged iptables.  Will they start at boot and is there a link for
> configuring on Gentoo?

I would suggest looking into one of these tools depending on your
preference of text versus gui tools:

fwbuilder ( is a nice QT based gui tool with
a simple wizard to get you started and drag and drop rule building. They
also have some good documentation on building effective firewalls.

shorewall ( is a commandline tool that uses a
set of configuration files to configure the firewall. It first it
appears a little overwhelming, but the documentation on the site is very
good and walks through the most common types of setups used.

In the long run, I believe shorewall is slightly easier to use and more
flexible than fwbuilder. Shorewall does require editing several 
configuration files to properly configure the firewall, so it is more
difficult to get the overall view of your firewall (for more complex
firewall configurations) than fwbuilder provides.

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