Are newbies running a firewall?

Mike Teehan detox.genie at gmail.com
Mon May 7 06:55:19 BST 2007


On Sunday 06 May 2007 05:59:19 pm Chris Maaskant wrote:
> Mike Teehan schreef:
> > On Sunday 06 May 2007 01:29:32 pm Chris Maaskant wrote:
> >> So are newbies running a firewall,and how insecure is this?
> >>
> >> Chris Maaskant.
> >
> > If you are running Kubuntu behind some sort of NAT device, then you
> > probably don't need a software firewall at all when the hardware (router)
> > is already providing one.  Generally speaking, most Linux distros ship
> > with a minimum of services enabled by default.
> >
> > Firewalls are a good idea on servers with real live internet IPs, but for
> > most other home-type uses, I don't really see them doing much good. 
> > Unless your distro of choice ships with file sharing enabled...
>
> What do you mean with a real live ip?
> A static ip?
> There are providers that give static ip's, mine is changed every 6
> months or so.
>
> Anyway, i do like to be invisible from the net.
> I don't feel the need to provoke a hacker.
>
> Chris Maaskant.

When I say live IP, I'm refering to non-private network addresses.  IPs that 
are actually out there on the intertubes -- live!

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