fire wall ap

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Wed Jan 28 22:35:58 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 5:28 PM, Bill <pegasus at> wrote:
> I am new to Ubuntu, is it advisable to use (firestarter firewall). I am
> aware that Linux does provide much greater security than windows.

Out of the box it is not required - that's why there isn't one.

If you want to do 'server' type things - even as simple as turn on
file sharing, then adding a firewall doesn't hurt.

There are several choices.  All of them are 'front ends' that
configure iptables.  Pick the one that works for you.  Firestarter,
guarddog, ucf, shorewall, etc etc etc


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