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  • Try using IPTABLES. you can find tons of examples using google.com

    http://www.netfilter.org/projects/iptables/index.html

    Answered by kshim5
    5 years ago
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  • to answer your question - you do not .
    you install fedora 12 and let it auto detect things.

    Answered by JohnVV
    5 years ago
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  • The shorewall (Shoreline Firewall) application is my personal choice for turning a Linux PC into a firewall. It internally uses IPTables, but it puts some nice configuration files around it so you can more clearly specify what you want without fighting so much with the various iptables command-line options.

    [url]http://www.shorewall.net/[/url]

    As for Fedora, the biggest problem with it (as a firewall) is that is only supported for 13 months (2 releases plus a month of extra), which means that even today, only Fedora 11 and 12 are supported, and as a firewall, having security updates available for the OS seems like kind of an important thing.

    I think CentOS [the open-source version of RedHat Enterprise Linux], which is very similar to Fedora from a configuration/available-software perspective, might be a better choice, as it will be supported long after even Fedora 12 is ancient history.

    [url]http://www.centos.org/[/url]

    Good Luck!

    Answered by GrangerX
    5 years ago
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  • Here is a good tutorial How-To use iptables
    [url]http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Iptables[/url]

    Answered by coolll.sk
    5 years ago
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  • I would recommend shorewall too:
    http://www.shorewall.net/

    Answered by kunal
    5 years ago
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  • Don't do it !
    Use something different than Fedora, my votes go to Shorewall (already cited) and IPCop (www.ipcop.org)
    These are more firewall related for the configuration part, if you're a geek or if you know iptables very well you don't even need them.

    Answered by ben
    5 years ago
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  • As the other have stated you can use a gui app like shorewall or write a custom iptables script your self using the cited tutorials.

    The reason that Andrea is recommending against using fedora as a firewall is because it is a full featured OS that requires many program that are not used and may contain vulnerabilities that can compromise the firewall function. It is recommended to use a basic firewall or router centered distro instead so only the necessary applications are install, effectively limiting your potential for exposure.

    Answered by mfillpot
    4 years ago
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