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RE: fedora 9 live firewall



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> Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 13:35:36 -0500
> From: ckjohnson gwi net
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: fedora 9 live firewall
>
> Eric Penrose wrote:
> > I find it confusing that the settings on fedora 9 live for firewall
> > are such that we tick the options that we trust such as secure http or
> > http. If firewall is on anyway, what is the implication of setting
> > these internet options to trust as opposed to leaving firewall on, but
> > without these trust settings when going on line?
> The options for service connections to trust do not impact your use of
> such services elsewhere. They control whether the firewall will permit
> other machines to connect to those service ports on YOUR box - the one
> you are setting the firewall options on. Thus the http option for
> example is relevant only if you wish to run a web server on the box and
> make it available to others on the network.
>
> Examine the file /etc/sysconfig/iptables that is produced by this gui
> tool, and research 'iptables' if you wish to understand what is going on
> in greater detail.
>
> Chris
>
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