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    Hi,
    I have a few questions on Ubuntu and firewalls. I think that Firestarter is a frontend to IP tables(please correct me on this if I am wrong). Is there a need to install a firewall in Ubuntu or are the IP tables a firewall? Also are the IP tables configured by default to provide the best security for Ubuntu users? Please help as I'd like clarification on this.
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    1st Distro used (live CD): Knoppix in early 2007 ¦ 1st Distro Installed: Ubuntu 7.10 in Feb 2008
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    Re: Ubuntu firewall questions!

    Most of the so called "Linux firewalls" are actually frontends to Netfilter and Iptables (When most people refer to iptables, they usually mean iptables+netfilter). I find it easier to use a fontend like Shorewall instead of memorising the iptables commands. Ubuntu has its own frontend called ufw (uncomplicated firewall).

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    Re: Ubuntu firewall questions!

    Security in Ubuntu explained:
    http://ubuntutip.googlepages.com/security
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