View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing a pkg via windows

August 20th, 2009, 08:45 PM
I have a new Ubuntu build on a new machine. I don't want to connect it to the internet until I am confident that I have the security setup properly. Next to the ubunto machine is an old windows Xp machine with a fast internet connection.

I tried to download an ubunto package (denyhosts.deb) to the windows box, burning it to a CD (error messages about unable to copy some data), reading that CD on the ubunto machine and then executing
dpkg -i package

No joy. What do I have to do to download an ubuntu package on windows and burn it to a cd that can be used on ubuntu to install?

Thank you,

August 20th, 2009, 09:42 PM
Ubuntu has no open ports by default. if you are worried activate the firewall by doing this in terminal
sudo ufw status if inactive do this in terminal
sudo ufw enable

If you don't want to configure iptables there are a few frontends for them which are easy to install. one is gufw and the other is firestarter. These are not the actual firewall but are a graphical frontend to use in configuring the actual firewall.

A must read (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=510812)

Now go ahead and enjoy Ubuntu ! Forget that windows mindset.