"While waiting for ADSL to be enabled in my area, which (I've
been told) will happen soon, I did some tinkering with my Gentoo
Linux workstation to make it more protected against remote attacks,
and I thought of compiling a list of security measures against the
dangers of full-time Internet connection. Obviously the list is not
complete, but it has tips that can surely help.
"The firewall is the front-line defense against remote attacks,
it's highly recommended that you enable and configure it, Linux
firewall infrastructure is called netfilter/iptables, unfortunately
it is quite complicated, the details can't be covered here, so
check out this howto, or use configuration frontends like m0n0wall
(CLI), shorewall (CLI), and FireStarter (GUI)..."
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