briealeida said:No, I mean a software firewall. I thought that's what xlanou meant.
Obviously having nothing between a workstation and the wild is stoopid. A hardware firewall is essential. I wouldn't trust just something like iptables.
You have mentioned running in 'Live' mode before and I was very interested in what you say.lotuseclat79 said:Hi neos,
I also run Ubuntu, but from the Live CD, and I initialize an iptables firewall before I dialup to the wild. Since everything runs in RAM (including a faux file system), when I turn off the power everything goes poof! Also, when I am connected to the wild, my disks are unmounted.
IPTables is software in Linux.neos1 said:You have mentioned running in 'Live' mode before and I was very interested in what you say.
But at the time it was a different subject thread and it was not pursued. The IPtables and running with disks unmounted part is new to me.
I run behind a Linksys router running linux WRT firmware and for the life of me I cannot remember the exact nomenclature of the software. (I have hdd with that info turned off because of another challenge I'm facing).
The IPTables; they are what run on the hardware firewall? I can find this. I'm not asking you to do my work for me.
Just wanted to make note
pmsl at me clicked on the link and was ready to work like I was in ubuntu and realised that changed the towers over earlierlotuseclat79 said:
Hi neos1,neos1 said:Lotuseclat79,
It's pretty clear, considering my original question in this thread that I'm clueless as to IPTables, how they work and how exactly to implement them. I've yet to make a script that works. I may have figured out how to download a live iso and burn it to cd and then installing ubuntu but that is only because they have made it nearly idiot proof.
I've installed firestarter because I could just click to install so that I have some kind of wall between me and the 'wild' and because it takes me about nine times reading through something before it finally begins to stick.
I own both O'Reilly's Desk Top Reference 'Linux in a Nutshell', and the Linux Cookbook 2nd edition. I'm looking for a 'complete idiot's guide' out there somewhere - you know the kind of book that would actually tell a guy the 'dd' is gallows humor made up years ago for copy. Yea I know data dump. I'm currently reading the Hacker's Dictionary, and am waiting for my copy of the Cathedral and the Bazaar. A late comer - yes. A wannabe - maybe. But I have 'How to ask questions the Right Way' bookmarked on my children's computer running Ubuntu.
At least they will know there are other choices.
And sometimes, I just like to ramble.
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