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I just started using linux and i don't have a clue about firewalls and general security to keep my computer safe. I assume linux does come with some default values ...
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- 11-14-2004 #1
- 11-14-2004 #2
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- Nov 2004
Yeah, it comes with default values. Of course the defaults are completely dependant on the distro you installed.
As far as I know, mandrake will close any port it doesn't need from incoming connections.SO by default you're mostly locked down. ALthough I'm not 100% on this.
- 11-14-2004 #3
Oh, i see. My distro's mandrake 9.1, and well, it's good to know that i am somewhat secure on this issue. With time i will get there. I am not worried, plus, the info on my computer is not that important, only if i loose it.