Help in deciding what firewall to use

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by helios99, May 26, 2010.

  1. helios99

    helios99 New Member

    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.


  2. topdog

    topdog Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

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

    fbnewtz New Member

    If you want a pretty GUI then find something else. IPTables is perfectly fine though, you just have to configure from flat files.
  4. helios99

    helios99 New Member

    thanks for the reply guys.. any other ideas?

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