Re: Packet filter choice

From: David Rubén Elfi (
Date: 12/06/01

Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2001 08:45:16 -0300
From: David Rubén Elfi <>

> We have a number of small offices around the country. All of them are now
> using Linux boxes. I would like all of those boxes that are connected to the
> internet to have some packet filtering capability with the ability to
> generate alerts when certain conditions are met as well as produce a log file
> which could be emailed to my location.
> Now, here comes the hard part. I'd like it to be easy to configure since not
> all of these offices are staffed by "computer types". I've looked at snort
> and prelude, and while they fulfill my own needs, they meay be a bit tricky
> for others to configure properly. If anyone has one in mind that adds a
> little ease of use, it would save me having to travel a great deal to set
> things up.

Try with webmin:

this is an excellent html-based tool to administer a linux box.