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BitUbique: Installing and Configuring FireHOL

Sep 19, 2006, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Xiao Feng)

"Having firewall is one of the steps you can take to make sure that you machine is a little bit secure. This is achieved by opening access only to application or ports that you explicitly allow, and blocking the rest. This for me is a good practice, although some people might argue otherwise.

"For my Linux machines, I prefer to use FireHOL. FireHOL is not a firewall on its own, but a shell wrapper for Linux iptables firewall. It allows you to configure iptables rules in a descriptive, easy to understand language..."

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