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Re: [SLE] suse firewall on cd
  • From: steve <fsanta@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 14:52:30 +0200
  • Message-id: <200204191447.g3JEl0C08549@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi.

The personal firewall seems to need configuring because it asks for
REJECT_ALL_INCOMING_CONNECTIONS If I put eth0 and eth1 there (our internet
and local ethernet cards) once again nothing passes through. Can I just leave
this blank and still be protected?

Thanks, Steve.


On Friday 19 April 2002 14:00, you wrote:
> ** On Fri, 19 Apr 2002 10:43:08 +0200 steve <fsanta@xxxxxxxxxx> tossed
> this note into the solar wind:
>
>
> **Hi everyone
> **
> **I see that SuSE sell a firewall on cd for over $1000. What is the
> difference **between this firewall and SuSE firewall2 that comes with 7.3?
> Is the latter **an inferior product?
> **
> **Very confused!
>
> None of the firewalls offered are inferior, just different types for
> different user settings
>
> Have you tried just selecting the "personal" firewall for a start? it
> seems to protect things very nicely ( I've been *invisable* to some
> intentional scans by various security folks I know, using just the
> personal" version.)
>
> It requires no setup ,by which I mean, it's configured "out of the
> box" and will protect you ( your lan etc) , as much as anything can do,
> while you learn what you need to know to setup Firewall 2 If you need
> it, Firewall2 is much more *user* ( i.e netadmin) configurable, so you
> can pick and choose the various ports tprograms can use , or not use ..
> etc.
> I don't believe in the current internet climate that anyone should just
> be surfing , emailing or anything else that requires a connection to the
> internet w/o some sort of firewall . Whether its a commercial product
> or a "roll your own"
>
> oh yes,
> The firewall on a CD product is also something that comes preconfigured
> , but it's advantages are no cracker or haxsor can tamper w/ the
> firewall , ( neither can anyone who is already on your lan open any
> ports that aren't "permitted") usually this is for a larger group than a
> school lan.
>
> Firewall2 isn't inferior , neither is the "personal" version, just
> different for diferent jobs.
> I have one SOHO that uses thepersonal version.. there are only a few
> computers there and the group doesn't need any exotic settings. whereas,
> another , larger company uses the FireWall2 product, but there are about
> 20 folks in that group and some more configurations were required to
> keep some computers ( and their users) inside the network from going out
> onto the internet ...
> hope this helps

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