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Old 20. Oct 2009, 10:45 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by wdhpr View Post
After doing a little reading I found that both guarddog and firestarter are nothing more than GUI's for the built in kernel firewall Iptables. More information can be found here:

You can have both on your system but do not run at the same time!

This is true albeit the IP tables are more than adequate for most of us, just difficult to configure for some using the command line hence the GUI's. I believe Uncomplicated Firewall (ufw) is flavor of the month as a frontend for IP tables because it's still in development but I found Firestarter better suited my own needs.
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