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No Firewall

Postby oldjim54 » Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:02 pm

Hi
I just been trying out the Xandros OS 3 Open Circulation Edition and discoverd there is no firewall, what sort of a Company ships a OS without a one. Oops! sorry Microsoft forgot about you.
Well they did say they wanted to make it Windows compatibale.
Still apart from that it's not bad, not as good as Mepis but not bad.
Regards to all.
Jim
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RE: No Firewall

Postby nordle » Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:30 pm

ubuntu does not ship with a firewall either, neither does Slackware
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RE: No Firewall

Postby linuxgirlie » Sun May 01, 2005 8:25 am

At home we have a seperate firewall, running IPCop, not sure the differences but assume a dedicated firewall distro will be more secure then one chuck onto of the OS.
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RE: No Firewall

Postby Erin » Sun May 01, 2005 8:54 am

Can you clarify, do you mean no firewall at all or no gui to get at the firewall? AFAIK, all kernels since 2.2.x have firewalling capability. It just isn't going to be a few clicks to set it up from the cli.

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RE: No Firewall

Postby oldjim54 » Sun May 01, 2005 10:07 am

Hi Erin
I meen no firewall, I tried to install Guarddog but recieved a error message saying (No Firewall cannot continue), and when I checked on the web site I found you have to pay extra for one, unless you buy the full version.
I have a router with a built in firewall so it was not a big issue, just annoying, i have since installed Mandriva from the LXF cover DVD, I must say i'm very impresed,(and it comes with a firewall).
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