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    I'm using RH9 and I have the security settings on high using the default firewall rules, I was wondering if I need to install an additional software firewall, and if so what should I use? Thx guys :cheers:

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    if you are already on high security settings but if even then you want to try a software firewall then you should start with firestarter (more of a GNOME app but works on KDE too) or guarddog (reverse of firestarter...KDE app) but keep only one at a time. if you want any of the software firewalls, then you should switch off the default one.
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    or you can use
    iptables it also very powerfull for firewall

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibby
    or you can use
    iptables it also very powerfull for firewall
    yes iptables are pretty powerful but working with them is not very easy for newbies.
    Shorewall provides a nice easy to user-interface to work with iptables.
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