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  1. #1

    Opening Ports in Firewall

    I have 3 PC's on a home lan, connected through an ethernet switch to an ADSL Modem/Router, which has basic firewalling built in (Billion 7100)

    each PC has a different distro (or 2) - Xandros/Knoppix-Debian/
    Mandrake 10 CE/Fedora Core2. One PC also has XP

    I need to open ports for internal LAN access for SSH (sshd?)/TightVNC/Samba/ and for external access - Bittorrent.

    How do I open these ports safely? especially for the internal use of SSH/TightVNC/Samba?

    I have Googled and checked out many sites, tried Firestarter and easyFW GUI's but am still at a loss at this stage.

    Any help appreciated.


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    Leiria - Portugal

    IP firewalls

    You'll need an service filter ip firewall, like IPTABLES.


    You can see firestarter, it implements iptables rules with a GUI interface.

    Let us know your doubts!

  3. #3

    Still problems

    Found and installed Guarddog on Mandrake 10.

    Selected options to allow Webmin but can only get log-in screen on browser - entering user (root) and password (changed with is rejected.

    Help please.


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    WEbmin Problem fixed

    Using Guarddog, opened webmin port in firewall, determined that correct "url" for starting Webmin is https://localhost:10000
    NOT https://(actuallocalhpstname):10000

    Webmin now OK


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