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Hi, Can i get a list of firewall to be installed on a centos 6 machine which will be used for web hosting. (I haven't turned off selinux. Many people ...
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    Hi,

    Can i get a list of firewall to be installed on a centos 6 machine which will be used for web hosting.

    (I haven't turned off selinux. Many people asked me to do so.)

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by agriz View Post
    Can i get a list of firewall to be installed on a centos 6 machine
    Hello and welcome!

    You can find a listing of Linux firewalls here:

    Firewalls | Linux App Finder

    Some of those should be available to you in your repos.
    oz

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    Thanks, do i need all those firewalls to run a dedicated server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by agriz View Post
    Thanks, do i need all those firewalls to run a dedicated server?
    No, it would be redundant and a mistake to install all of the apps/scripts listed there.
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    Yes, I thought so. I am pretty new to linux. How to get the firewalls which will reduce ==> hackers, virus, thief, etc

    ( I am still reading the list and trying to make a new list to install )

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    I haven't checked out Ozar's list, but why not use the kernel-based firewall that is shipped with CentOS (and RH/Fedora and many others)?

    enable it:
    Code:
    chkconfig iptables on
    start it:
    Code:
    service iptables start
    configure it:
    Code:
    system-config-firewall
    and yes, you'll need to do some things to make SELinux play nice, too.

    Most other Linux-based firewalls are just wrappers around it anyway (but maybe that is better).

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