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Practically Networked: Building Network Appliances With Linux, Pt 5...

Aug 06, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"In our previous installments we did a lot of important preliminary configuration, and hardening our firewall box. Today we'll take a quick tour of Webmin, and set up an iptables Internet-connection sharing firewall. Don't connect your firewall box to the Internet just yet, as there are some important steps to take first.

"Webmin is an excellent, flexible graphical configuration interface for Linux. You can find modules to configure and manage virtually every Linux service. Unlike a lot of graphical configurators, Webmin reads the source configuration files directly, so you can switch back and forth between using Webmin and editing the files yourself without making a mess..."

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