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23rd September 2004, 04:17 AM
i've been browsing through the forum and found that there's a lot of firewalls available for fedora.

which is the best and most friendly for a newbie like me? :confused:

thanks!!! :)

23rd September 2004, 04:27 AM
a very friendly firewall I use it firestater (http://firestarter.sourceforge.net) install it via yum (fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware) yum install firestarter

23rd September 2004, 04:37 AM
i dont know if yum has lates version of firestarter.....latest version here: http://firestarter.sourceforge.net/download.php

23rd September 2004, 04:43 AM
yum has the latest stable release, 0.9.3, but there usually won't be any rpms for the 1.0rc because its just a testing version.

23rd September 2004, 04:45 AM
thanks for clarifying...:)

23rd September 2004, 05:07 AM
thanks guys!

when i install firestarter, will it affect the linux firewall of webmin?

23rd September 2004, 05:12 AM
if you are already using iptables or another firewall, you should idsable it. iptables will be disables by default, but i am not sure about others.

23rd September 2004, 06:25 AM
ok. thanks! i will update you as soon as i can.

23rd September 2004, 05:40 PM
you can find firestarter on the dag wieers repository :


In your yum.conf you can add :

[dag extras]
name=Dag's Extras

hope it helps,

23rd September 2004, 06:01 PM
ive tried to install firestarter? but as below? ihave downloaded the program but am not sure how to get linux to load the program when saved to file? tried yum? but no luck unless me??
regards Vinny

[root@localhost viaciofano]# yum install firestarter
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Fedora Core 2 - i386 - Base
Server: Fedora Core 2 - i386 - Released Updates
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
Cannot find a package matching firestarter

23rd September 2004, 06:19 PM
the one included with system (system-config-securitylevel) is quite ok. it is easy to setup and just works. for most home/standalone/workstations users this is perfectly good solution.

23rd September 2004, 09:30 PM
Firestarter is what to use if you want more control than just on/off/allow ports. It's still pretty easy to use. It's available at Fedora extras, amoung other places. You'll have to add a yum.conf repository.

See my how to (http://fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1435).

23rd September 2004, 09:34 PM
you need to properly setup you yum (http://www/fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware)

23rd September 2004, 10:02 PM
we provided a link in this thread for you to go to download site....up ^^

24th September 2004, 02:24 AM
wow! thanks for the replies. i successfully installed firestarter.

its a very good tool!!! MUCH better than webmin!

thanks for all your help!!!

24th September 2004, 04:19 AM

i encountered a problem, after installing firestarter, i blocked some ports and configured it to start at boot. when i restarted my box and logged on as root, all i got was the FC2 logo. the other apps would not load. could i have blocked too many ports? what ports should be allowed at a minimum?

24th September 2004, 04:39 AM
no problems budds,

btw, how do you like the blue tray icon? and then it turns red?

i honestly wish the zone alarm had a linux version....its my favorite :D

24th September 2004, 04:46 AM

i like the icon too. its cool!

do you have an answer to question i have up ^^

24th September 2004, 04:57 AM
what other app will not load, all of them? make sure you have iptables disabled. if that doesn't work try disabling firestarter. you firewall should not affect your other apps if they don't use the network. by deafult, all ports are blocked unless opened, so byou shouldn't have to manually block ports.