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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    I like the idea of having specific stopping points. For greater flexibility, the user could be allowed to decide which stopping point to use in certain situations (if they wish). To help the user...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    If we both agree that cracked windows games "don't count", then why do you keep bringing them up? Not only were you the first to mention them, but you simply won't let the issue die, even when it is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    1) Uh, yeah, that's kind of exactly what I said in post #78:



    2) Not everyone plays cracked online games (do you?). If they do, I don't think they're necessarily the same people that are asking...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    With all due respect, HermanAB, I find it hard to believe how anybody could possibly agree with your completely contradictory post. My purpose in using a GUI firewall would not be to stare at network...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    For anyone still reading this thread, I actually posted this a while ago, but different topics were dominating the discussion at the time. What do you think of this?

    http://www.linux-firewall.org/...
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    [all variants] Re: TuxGuardian - application based firewall

    Running such software in a virtual machine is an interesting, but somewhat cumbersome solution. I would hate to have to transfer everything I need to print to the virtual machine (which would also...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    Ok, that's it. I'm not going to bother responding anymore because I would be going in circles. Nothing will happen in the forseeable future anyways, no matter how much time I waste repeating myself....
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    [all variants] Re: TuxGuardian - application based firewall

    Ad hominem. The focus should be less on what hardware I'm using and more on the problem at hand. You asked for examples, and they were given. Can you guarantee that even programs in the repositories...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    Actually, we're talking about all 3 of these. An application firewall has the capability to:

    1) Prevent software from repositories from phoning home
    2) Control the Internet access of software...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    This is black and white thinking. Some programs are completely harmless, some are malicious, and some are questionable. The questionable ones phone him with information that you might or might not...
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    [all variants] Re: TuxGuardian - application based firewall

    "Drivers for hardware devices" is as specific as I will get. I don't publicly disclose my hardware for security reasons. If it turns out there's a specific flaw in the firmware, I don't want to put...
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    [all variants] Re: TuxGuardian - application based firewall

    I agree with you about the "phone home" functionality. This is not just a Windows problem. For some of my hardware devices, the manufacturer offers installation packages for both Windows and Linux....
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    To claim that work has to be done in order to achieve certain things on Linux is one thing, but to claim that there is no need for an outbound application firewall is quite another. The conflation of...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1591340 (see post #65 and up starting on page 7)
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    I think you may be misinterpreting that statement. I pointed out in the other thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1591340 (post #65 on page 7) that having an application firewall would...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    I spent quite some time explaining here why I believe at least some application filtering is required: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1591340 (see post #65 on page 7)

    Filtering by...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    What good would Wireshark do? It's not a firewall. I'm looking for a way to block applications from accessing the Internet. I still don't have this important first step. Once I have this, then maybe...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    Thanks, firestarter is definitely a good start. If as bodhi.zazen says, I can't be alerted at the moment an application tries to access the Internet, I still would like to do what others have done:...
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    [all variants] Re: TuxGuardian - application based firewall

    bodhi.zazen made a few observations in post #5 that I feel are worthy of further discussion:





    First, the definition of malware is very broad, and it is often difficult to draw the line...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    Among iptables, apparmor, selinux, and grsecurity, is there one that alerts me every time an application tries to access the Internet instead of requiring me to know every program that makes such an...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Looking for a PDF editor that can erase metadata

    Thanks for the suggestion. Do you know of a PDF printer that can remove all metadata (not just most)? On one of my Windows computers, I have a PDF printer called CutePDF installed. Whenever I print...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    I can't be checking what outbound connections I have running 24/7. I need a blocking solution, not a checking solution. I will be installing software that isn't from the repository out of necessity...
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    [ubuntu] Ubuntu and cloud?

    Recently, I read about some kind of connection between Ubuntu and cloud computing. What is this connection?

    If I use Ubuntu, am I forced to participate in the cloud? If so, in what way? My main...
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    [ubuntu] Full Disk Encryption software?

    Is there open source software (similar to TrueCrypt) for Ubuntu that allows me to encrypt the entire hard drive? I don't want to use TrueCrypt unless there really are no other options because of its...
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    [ubuntu] I need an outbound GUI software firewall

    By "outbound", I mean I need to be able to control which programs are allowed to access the Internet; that is, connect to some remote server from my computer. I'm not very experienced at Ubuntu, but...
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