Re: Can I protect my RedHat 7.2 box from port scanning?
From: Brandon Walters (walters.235_at_osu.edu)
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 23:00:34 -0400
If you purchase a hardware router (lets say a linksys) don't you run into
lots of problems telneting / ssh / ftp into your linux machine? Or can you
forward httpd, ftpd, telnet, ssh and the such all to the linux machine on
the network? I know you can forward these services but I believe it doesn't
always behave normally? Problems with FTP transfers etc etc....
Comments on this issue?
"Kenneth A Kauffman" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Massimo Ciscato" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > > Get a firewall.
> > ...
> > > Try to limit the stuff running on your machine.
> > ...
> > I think that suggesting as first thing to get a firewall is wrong.
> > I'd rather say that first you should remove all the unnecessary
> > that you close all the ports that you don't need.
> > Then keep up with the latest versions of the software for the services
> > you need to run.
> > If necessary you can istall a local firewall like iptables to further
> > your machine.
> > You should focus on the security of the machine and not rely on an
> > firewall.
> > Massimo