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ZDNet Australia: Firestarter: 5 Minutes to a Linux Firewall

May 08, 2002, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas Nooning)

"In a recent article, we looked at manually creating a firewall using iptables , the packet-filtering program built into the Linux 2.4 kernel. Now, we?re going to look at a front-end graphical user interface (GUI) you can use not only for iptables but for ipchains as well.

"This program is called Firestarter, and it is available for use in GNOME and KDE environments. Firestarter provides a clean, powerful interface for quickly creating a firewall and getting it started. Let's begin by looking at how to install Firestarter. Then, we'll explain how you can use it to create a simple or advanced firewall to protect your Linux server..."

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