Re: Configuring a machine to use Redhat as a firewall

From: sire (
Date: 05/19/02

From: "sire" <>
Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 02:41:55 +0800

What I did for a dialup + 1 nic >>

I installed 7.2 "custom install"

Ip subnet default gateway etc leave blank

I selected only router/firewall + checked the "select individual packets"

I then removed almost all of them [keeping wvdial + ppp etc]

Once it was installed I made sure no services were starting [even iptables +

Then I read the IP-Masquerade-HOWTO skipping the kernel stuff and jumped to
the simple firewall rules for 2.4 kernels

The firewall was running in a few hours [1st 1 I ever made]

That's as far as I got b4 joining this list =]

I guess from here the rules can be tweaked [the how-to has stronger rules +
I gotta read more =], the firewall scanned for holes/open ports using
whatever tools you can find, and some kinda intrusion detection installed,
this part I havent got to yet but there seems to be a lot of logging utils
[portsentry, tripwire etc]

dunno if this helps..

firewall newbie =]

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