November 27, 2009

how to make a linux fedora core 6 to a firewall

As the other have stated you can use a gui app like shorewall or write a...

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.

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Don't do it !Use something different than Fedora, my votes go to Shorewall ...

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.

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I would recommend shorewall too:http://www.shorewall.net/

I would recommend shorewall too:
http://www.shorewall.net/

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Here is a good tutorial How-To use iptableshttp://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index...

Here is a good tutorial How-To use iptables
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Iptables

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The shorewall (Shoreline Firewall) application is my personal choice for...

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.

http://www.shorewall.net/

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.

http://www.centos.org/

Good Luck!

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to answer your question - you do not .you install fedora 12 and let it auto...

to answer your question - you do not .
you install fedora 12 and let it auto detect things.

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

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

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

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