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    Question Importance of firewall in linux?


    How important is it to have a firewall in linux? Thanks for your opinions.

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    Well, it depends on whether or not you leave the front door to your house standing wide open. Basic security is common sense and it is highly recommended that you use a firewall, irregardless of environment.

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    If you want your box rooted then no, don't install a firewall.

    It would be great if there was some kind of regulation put in place globally across the internet ( peers would have to enforce these regulations of course ) that everyone should have some level of security in place to stop intruders.

    On my personal linux box ( workstation ) i have these installed;

    snort + acid ( IDS )
    apf + iptables
    chkroot
    tripwire
    bastille

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    I have mine enabled now (I think), here's what it looks like:

    http://photobucket.com/albums/v221/u...t=08451cdc.png

    It doesn't really have the same type of options a Windows Firewall would have, so I figured I wouldn't worry about it much.

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