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    Tips on keeping your Ubuntu secure

    Tips on keeping your Ubuntu secure

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    Re: Tips on keeping your Ubuntu secure

    One tip is to install firestarter.

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    Re: Tips on keeping your Ubuntu secure

    i get this message -

    Precondition Failed

    We're sorry, but we could not fulfill your request for /?q=node/26 on this server...

    Ensure that your computer is free of viruses, Trojan horses, spyware or any other sort of malicious software.

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    Re: Tips on keeping your Ubuntu secure

    Quote Originally Posted by nick09 View Post
    One tip is to install firestarter.
    But I thought you didn't really need Firestarter. Isn't it just a GUI for Iptables...?
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    Re: Tips on keeping your Ubuntu secure

    Quote Originally Posted by BigSilly View Post
    But I thought you didn't really need Firestarter. Isn't it just a GUI for Iptables...?
    Yes, but unless you know the somewhat confusing syntax of Iptables, you might find Firestarter easier.
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    Re: Tips on keeping your Ubuntu secure

    Quote Originally Posted by FuturePilot View Post
    Yes, but unless you know the somewhat confusing syntax of Iptables, you might find Firestarter easier.
    I realise that, but I thought that Ubuntu shipped with all ports closed. I thought you didn't have to download anything extra. Ooh heck, I think I better get myself up to spec....
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    Re: Tips on keeping your Ubuntu secure

    Firestarter schmirestarter, give me shorewall.

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    Re: Tips on keeping your Ubuntu secure

    Quote Originally Posted by BigSilly View Post
    I realise that, but I thought that Ubuntu shipped with all ports closed. I thought you didn't have to download anything extra. Ooh heck, I think I better get myself up to spec....
    Yes indeed it does ship with all ports closed, however there is no firewall policy in effect by default.

    I don't think it's that big of a deal on a desktop though. I've never used Firestarter on my desktops and I've never had any issues. Though it's probably good practice to set up a firewall on a server.
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    Re: Tips on keeping your Ubuntu secure

    Generally speaking the firewall should be on the router, not the desktops/servers sitting behind the firewall.

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