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hi all, I got a quick question here, I am about to join my gentoo box onto a network through a router and a DSL connection. I wanted to know ...
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    about to put my linux box online


    hi all, I got a quick question here, I am about to join my gentoo box onto a network through a router and a DSL connection. I wanted to know if I do need anything to install first before going online with it for security reasons. Do I need to setup a firewall? or I guess i can rely on my router to block everything for me. Thanks for any help

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    Usually a router is plenty, but if you'd like, you can set up either iptables or ipchains.
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    yeah that is what I thought, I will rely on the router for now till I get comfortable with iptables.....it sounds a bit complicated....thanks for the reply though

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    hey,
    no problem
    just out of curiosity, what kind of router do you have and what else is on your LAN?
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    I have a belkin dsl router and I have a winXP box and a gentoo box. That is essentially my setup

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