[Dshield] firewall help request

Lauro, John jlauro at umflint.edu
Fri Oct 3 12:07:20 GMT 2003


You understand wrong.  I am not sure where you obtained your incorrect
(outdated?  as in years outdated) information, but you can do stateful
filtering as part of iptables and there are many proxying options with
linux.  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roman Fomichev [mailto:from at e-solutions.lv] 
> Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 1:34 AM
> To: General DShield Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [Dshield] firewall help request
> 
> 
> As I understand, John, you can't do nothing then packet filtering on

> linux. No stateful firewall, no proxing technologies....
> Linux with iptables is good for very low cost solutions or for home 
> solution, where two skilled people using opera browser surh the net.
> 
> But if you are talking about normal security budget, you need 
> to have such 
> solution that can protect you users running IE.
> Cyberguard with proxying technologies or equivalent solutions 
> from other 
> vendors
> 
> 
> On Thu, 02 Oct 2003 11:05:19 -0700, John Hardin 
> <johnh at aproposretail.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 10:29, Guy Barnum wrote:
> >> Forgive me if this is too far off topic but it should be an easy 
> >> question for most of you on this list.  I simply(?) need an 
> >> affordable firewall appliance ASAP and would greatly appreciate 
> >> advice from anyone on the list.
> >
> > How technically skilled are you?
> >
> > 	Old 400-500MHz grey-box clone
> > 	2 x NICs
> > 	Linux 2.4 kernel distro
> >
> > No worries about limited capabilities. Very affordable.
> >
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