View Full Version : Configuring firewall

07-18-2003, 11:56 PM
Where is the firewall configuration file/helper-program in Knoppix?

I want to configure my firewall, and I can't seem to find any programs in the menus that will do this.

07-19-2003, 02:16 AM
What firewall are you using?

07-19-2003, 11:17 AM
I don't know. Which one comes with the standard Knoppix installation? Or a better question would be, is there even one?

07-19-2003, 05:15 PM
Guarddog used to be included but I just checked the packages and it does not seem to be there now. There are a few you can install like the afore mentioned guarddog, firestarter or bastille-linux these are all graphicly based programs if you wish to configure yourself then you could try what I use Arno's Iptables (http://rocky.molphys.leidenuniv.nl/). If you want to check if you have any open ports Gibson Research Corporation (http://www.grc.com) has a free port scanning utility called Shields Up that works well.

07-19-2003, 09:56 PM
tech2k gave me a tip here. A super easy firewall where you don't really need to read a manual and the help in the gui is great

apt-get install firestarter

For hd installs.

07-20-2003, 07:20 PM
Thanks for the help guys. I have installed firestarter, and it works great :)

07-21-2003, 12:43 AM
Yes Firestarter is pretty nice. I used it for quite a while before rickenbacherus pointed out to me that it has a nice internet connection sharing feature as well.