Bad security! (firewall)

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mh4
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Bad security! (firewall)

Post by mh4 » 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)

Post by scorp123 » 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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Post by jars_u » 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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