What firewall do you use?

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Mitko
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Post by Mitko »

I don't need it at all, I just read what Spiritfall said. :)
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Post by xplora »

at work, iptables on Fedora Core 2, at home, DynaLink ADSL router, and ipfw on MacOS X 10.4


Who needs a firewall package when all you really need is an OS that doesn't start out with everything OPEN to the world.

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Sygate Personall Firewall Pro.
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Post by Lysergic »

IP-tables + Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite + bouncer to IRC

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Post by Mitko »

Lysergic wrote:IP-tables + Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite + bouncer to IRC


Oh my, can you explain me what has to do your "bouncer to IRC" with Firewall ? In generaly bouncers are used just to stay "24/7" on IRC, or to have some "cool" host. Or sometimes, if the person is in a network and there is 1 IP only, (s)he uses bouncer to connect to IRC, since there are too many connections from their IP. Anyway, please explain me what has to do with firewall ?


:roll:
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He's probably refering to the bouncer as a proxy, so your real IP address can't be seen....as a measure of security
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Post by Lysergic »

Mitko wrote:
Lysergic wrote:IP-tables + Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite + bouncer to IRC


Oh my, can you explain me what has to do your "bouncer to IRC" with Firewall ? In generaly bouncers are used just to stay "24/7" on IRC, or to have some "cool" host. Or sometimes, if the person is in a network and there is 1 IP only, (s)he uses bouncer to connect to IRC, since there are too many connections from their IP. Anyway, please explain me what has to do with firewall ?


:roll:


I don't have a cool vhost connecte to the bouncer I use, I just use it to not expose my real hostname to IRC. So yes, it gives extra protection in certain moments, as a firewall of sorts - as apart from the usual garbage coming from the net, quite a few attacks came in via IRC.

Why the ":roll:"?
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Post by Lysergic »

Jay`Z wrote:He's probably refering to the bouncer as a proxy, so your real IP address can't be seen....as a measure of security


Thank you for stating that! :) I can see why you have "#class project" in your signature!!! :)
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Mitko
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Post by Mitko »

Then, why using it at all when the umode +x gives you the same ? It hides your IP address. With bouncer, you are just using another. Anyway, back to topic. It has nothing to do with Firewall.
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Post by Lysergic »

The sole use of a firewall is to protect you, so yes - they are connected, even if indirectly.

Hiding the IP-address from the start would be a good thing, yet I totally understand the focus being shifted from the clients to the servers - though this could be handled in similar ways to DALnet's DNS-solution, the "IX-concept".
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Post by zapp »

After I broke into xplora`s pc I have seen that there is no need to use/install any firewall since all can be breakable :P , so I am not using any at the moment *veg*
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Post by Lysergic »

Btw, I should give a push for a firewall interface called "Firestarter" - good and easy for everyone using Linux with KDE/Gnome.
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DonnPepe
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Post by DonnPepe »

I`m using Outpost Firewall, and I disabled windows firewall

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Stefanoo
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Post by Stefanoo »

used to use panda .. it expired.. im using windows one.. anywyas i dont need
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Irku
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Post by Irku »

learning about security and configuring an operating system after that is a little better than any firewall,

..in my humble opinion :)