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Old 20. Oct 2009, 02:02 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Question Firewalls and linux

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: http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php/Firewall.

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

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Old 20. Oct 2009, 03:38 AM   #32 (permalink)
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From what I am reading mac has it on unique security vulnerabilities. So maybe the two should be separate. It is kind of interesting in the disparity in the amount of thread activity between the two OS's.
Just my 2 cents

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Well, it was just a thought anyway, since both Mac and Linux are based on the UNIX system and all...
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Old 20. Oct 2009, 04:00 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Hi bk7312

That is correct.
How ya been lately?

And I'm not bashing Mac. Although I don't agree in their marketing approach in so far as making their software mainly proprietary.
Just think they missed an opportunity to benefit from good open source code.

Would you like to see mac and linux consolidated?

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Old 20. Oct 2009, 04:29 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Would I like to see Mac and Linux consolidated? I don't need to, someone already made a Linux + Mac OS X distro, it's called Lin-X. See screenshots below.





Can you differentiate which is Lin-X and which is Mac? Well, it's not that hard.

To see Mac become open sourced and get acknowledged at distrowatch is quite impossible, it's just as impossible as Linux becoming proprietary *shiver*. It would be nice to see an open sourced edition of Mac freely available for download though.

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Can you differentiate which is Lin-X and which is Mac? Well, it's not that hard.
Top screenshot is mac.....

I too share your sentiments ..... An opportuniy gone by..... IMHO

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Top screenshot is mac.....
Huh? I though the bottom one was Mac.

Ha! Trick question, both are the next generation OS, Win-a-Linux-Mac! Or was it ChromeOS...
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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: http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php/Firewall.

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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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Old 20. Oct 2009, 06:09 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Default Linux Is Safe...But Are You For Linux

this thread has been an eye opener, some really want to learn, some want to pimp a certain flavor, and others who want that
"magic-pill" os. they may have better luck catching the "magic-blue-smoke"

last post in this thread, of course ya gotta read... or not. http://www.spamlaws.com/first-linux-virus.html
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this thread has been an eye opener, some really want to learn, some want to pimp a certain flavor, and others who want that
"magic-pill" os. they may have better luck catching the "magic-blue-smoke"

last post in this thread, of course ya gotta read... or not. http://www.spamlaws.com/first-linux-virus.html
happy hunting to all
This part of it still makes me feel safer than when I'm booted into Vista though

"Most viruses written for Linux pose a potential, yet minimal threat to the system."
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Old 21. Oct 2009, 02:07 AM   #40 (permalink)
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this thread has been an eye opener, some really want to learn, some want to pimp a certain flavor, and others who want that
"magic-pill" os. they may have better luck catching the "magic-blue-smoke"
Spoken in true linux

So do you want to broaden this subject. It appears you may have some insight as well.

I an others may learn from your experience.

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