Originally Posted by bogdinator
Thanks a lot for the link... was pretty helpfull. Just a last question to round this thread - I've never worked with ISPConfig before. Is the firewall which comes thogether with it better than the build in one of SUSE?
Thanks for all the hints and ideas in beforehand.
Both firewalls (SuSE and ISPConfig) are iptables
firewalls, so the firewall is the same, but it uses different rules.
With the ISPConfig firewall you can basically open and close ports which is very well suited for servers in a data center.
With the SuSE firewall you can also do more complicated things like NAT, etc. but more complex firewalls are also a source of confusion, especially if you're new to Linux so I recommend to use the ISPConfig firewall (I do so on production systems