Re: Best Linux Firewall?

From: Baho Utot (baho-utot_at_philippnies-island.org)
Date: 01/07/04


Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2004 00:01:08 GMT

ik < > wrote:

> On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 19:24:55 -0800, the right honourable "Paul
> Osterhues" <<a
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> wrote:
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>>Hi -
>>
>>
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>>What is the best Linux firewall script\program, or secure distro? I have
>>been hacked twice, once with a three line masquerade script and another
>>time with a NAT script and basic firewall. The first time I was hacked it
>>brought my Linux router to its knees at the kernel level and rendered a
>>workstation unusable. I had an NFS share with Red Hat 6.2, and I think it
>>was that. The second time I was hacked, with Red Hat 9, the gateway was
>>fine, but then my printer drivers were rendered inoperable, and when I
>>checked the system logs (XP) he also got access to my registry (Needless
>>to say, the remote registry service was turned on) to move some icons
>>around and change display settings. I think that the reason this happened
>>was that the NetBIOS was turned on. Any ideas to combat this? I think that
>>this guy will try again, and I need to be prepared for it. I don't know
>>how to check if he has internal access still (I installed another
>>rudimentary firewall). Any ideas?
>>
>
> combination of IPTables and knowledge.
>
> http://www.realworldlinuxsecurity.com/
>
> got a nice script there.
> if you want my version of it... gimme a holler
>
>
> frgr
> Erik

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