On Mon, 2007-12-24 at 00:25 +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
On Sunday 23 December 2007 10:27:22 pm Miles Brennan wrote:
> The shorewall package is an application designed to assist users in
> configuring iptables, in fact the structure of the files from what I
> have seen, mimic the iptables scripts to some extent.
I found it quite difficult to set up iptables directly
(this was before I read your HOWTO!)
and more importantly I had no confidence
that my iptables gave me reasonable security.
I'm not sure, as I said earlier,
to what extent shorewall has become the standard way
of setting up iptables.
But I certainly think, if you are lazy like me,
that it saves a lot of brain cells.
To whatever extent is possible, it would be good if the HOWTO used
system-config-firewall, since that's the new and future tool. If you
find places where s-c-fw falls short, you could file an enhancement bug
or two. :-) Shorewall is in the repositories too, so you're good to go
Paul W. Frields, RHCE http://paul.frields.org/
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