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Re: Firewall opinion please



On 9/27/05, Scot L. Harris <webid cfl rr com> wrote:
> > Is it better to use the built in firewall with rhfc4 or use something
> > like firestarter?
> >
> Either one is fine.  I believe firestarter still uses iptables it just
> puts an interface on it that is easier to use for some.
>
> So it all depends on what you prefer and how comfortable you are with
> iptables.  Most people don't require very complex rules so the defaults
> are most likely sufficient.  Those that need more complex rules might
> benefit from having an easier interface to write those rules.
>
> Just keep it simple.  Complex rules sets have a way of leaving
> unexpected holes if you are not careful.

I would like to add that Shorewall can be easily configured with
Webmin as a GUI.

Paul


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