Bad security! (firewall)

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Bad security! (firewall)

Postby mh4 on Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:06 pm

Janne Karhunen OpenSuse developer wrote: http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2006 ... 03786.html

"I ran Kubuntu Edgy on few systems for a week. Was really
pleasantly surprised, altough few things really amazed me:
- It's a desktop system in year 2006 that does not ship with
any sort of netfilter (firewall) rules by default. This is huge.
We need to keep the image of Linux as a secure system!
Even if no services are actually enabled attack vector is
still considerably bigger. Packets make it all the way to the
protocol stack (versus prerouting hook)."
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Re: Bad security! (firewall)

Postby scorp123 on Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:59 am

mh4 wrote:Janne Karhunen OpenSuse developer wrote: http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2006 ... 03786.html

"I ran Kubuntu Edgy on few systems for a week. Was really
pleasantly surprised, altough few things really amazed me:
- It's a desktop system in year 2006 that does not ship with
any sort of netfilter (firewall) rules by default. ....


What do you need a firewall for on a Linux desktop installation with no exploitable network services running??
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Postby jars_u on Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:09 pm

A firewall is certainly more of a Windows then a Linux necessity but I know I feel naked without firewall and anti-virus software installed because of conditioning caused by years of bad Windows security. Perhaps it's just psychological peace of mind but I think new Linux users would feel more secure with both pre-configured. I suggest Firestarter and ClamAV. See
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