Gentoo Archives: gentoo-security

From: Bill Kenworthy <billk@×××××××××.au>
To: gentoo-security List <gentoo-security@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions?
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2004 01:28:22
Message-Id: 1073438736.14780.6.camel@cbbcsc204a.murdoch.edu.au
In Reply to: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions? by Pooh Sun Tzu
Check out monmotha (in portage) if your requirements are a single
machine or small nat system (I have an adsl->gateway to two internal
lans, one coax, one 100m cat5)

There is also shorewall - people rave about it, but it seems to have a
spotty history (keep coming across emails implying that there have been
releases with security problems) and is overly complex for a small
system.  I installed it, started to read the docs and configure it,
thought urrrkkkkk! and went back to monmotha and was back online in
minutes.

BillK

On Wed, 2004-01-07 at 01:27, Pooh Sun Tzu wrote:
> Greetings, > I have been with gentoo for about 3 months now, but only recently > decided I needed a firewall. Don't ask, as I still feel simply not > having ports open is just as good as a firewall that blocks them. > Regardless, I would love your suggestions on firewalls avalaible for > Gentoo. Also, if you could provide a brief explaination instead of just > a name, that would make my day much easier. Thanks! > > regards, > Pooh Sun Tzu > > > -- > gentoo-security@g.o mailing list
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