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Can also recommend fwbuilder, nice GUI, handles iptables, PF, ipfilter.
Generates executable scripts for you. I like it.
In terms of firewalls available there is iptables only, what people are
recommending here are applications for handling iptables rules.
Apparently Darren Reed has been working on porting IPfilter to Linux. Has
anyone else heard this?
It's much better to have a firewall than just have ports not open. Even
though a port is not open it can reveal the presence of your machine by
the manner in which the IP stack responds to a connection attempt. Using a
firewall you can drop those packets, making all your closed ports
> 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!
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