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helios99 26th May 2010 10:20

Help in deciding what firewall to use
 
Hi Guys,

What nice firewall can I use in hardening my server? Is iptables sufficient enough or a third party firewall is better like smoothwall?

All I want is to blocked all outgoing and incoming ports then allow only those ports that my users will need like http, smtp, pop3 and the likes. I will be using CentOS and setup this server as a proxy server using Squid.

Hope you can give me idea guys.

Thanks,

John

topdog 26th May 2010 20:58

smoothwall also uses iptables so it is technically the same thing.

fbnewtz 26th May 2010 21:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by helios99 (Post 229247)
Hi Guys,

What nice firewall can I use in hardening my server? Is iptables sufficient enough or a third party firewall is better like smoothwall?

If you want a pretty GUI then find something else. IPTables is perfectly fine though, you just have to configure from flat files.

helios99 27th May 2010 03:37

thanks for the reply guys.. any other ideas?


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