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From: Matt Brown <mattbrown.lists@...>
Subject: Re: firewall suggestions?
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 16:32:26 -0800
On Tuesday 06 January 2004 09:27 am, 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!

emerge net-firewall/shorewall

"Shorewall is high-level tool for configuring Netfilter" (iptables). The 
configuration files for shorewall are much easier to understand and edit than 
dealing with iptables rules directly. This is a really nice tool and I highly 
recommend it.

http://www.shorewall.net

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Matt Brown
LAMP Host


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