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Re: [opensuse] Anti-virus in Linux (openSUSE 11.1), is it required ?
  • From: Jay Mistry <jaylinux53@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 16:20:20 +0530
  • Message-id: <eaa0b8210901300250j10f50f65kff641b2498fa013b@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
1) A Firewall (default App Armour is enabled)

apparmour is not a firewall.

Sorry for the error, am new to Linux (just been using it for past
about 3 mo); first priority was to get a working system & this took up
most of the time since Linux is so much different from Windows. As I
had read that Linux viruses are rare /almost non-existent, had not
bothered much with the security aspect of the OS.

Agreed. Almost all routers have a firewall built-in so it's kinda
pointless to have a firewall running on a desktop behind one. On a
laptop, that's a different story. I always disable the firewall on my
desktops.

This is a single-user home desktop PC, for basic computing tasks. I
connect to the Internet through a cable connection via a wireless
router. Will this work as a firewall ?


Jay
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