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bronco
11th May 2006, 03:39 AM
do i need to install third part's firewall to get this "closed" turned to "stealthed?

Zotter
11th May 2006, 06:22 AM
Define 'stealthed'.

If we can get a handle on what it is you're expecting...

bronco
11th May 2006, 09:45 AM
like the port 1080 show in above photo


""Stealthed" (by a firewall) -Means that your computer is invisible to others on the Internet and protected by a firewall or other similiar software;
"Closed" (non-stealthed) - means that this port is closed, but your computer is visible to others on the Internet that can be potentially dangerous;
"Open" - Means that this port is ready to establish (or has already established) a connection with remote address. It also means that your computer is vulnerable to attacks and could have been already hacked or infected by a trojan/backdoor;

ccrvic
11th May 2006, 09:59 AM
do i need to install third part's firewall to get this "closed" turned to "stealthed?

You don't need a third-party firewall - iptables is more than capable of this.

What you need to do is to change your firewall rule from "REJECT" to "DROP". You might want to do this as the default rule, or you might want to do this for any traffic not originating from your LAN.

As ever, I recommend using Webmin if you're not completely happy with how to do this...

Vic.

bronco
17th May 2006, 02:21 AM
thanks for your advise.