Posts tagged Firewall

Update Time

I’ve not been very good at posting anything so far this year. There are many things that have been occupying my time and working in heathcare I have not been in Covid-19 lock-down like many others.

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Bash Exploit

Well I read this article whilst I was at work. Upon getting home I started up my Fedora machine and ran the following check to see if I was vulnerable.

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Keeping My Hat On

In my previous post I outlined my thinking about moving from Fedora to OpenSuse. I installed OpenSuse 12.3 onto mylaptop and had a play about. The installer was clean and easy to use and everything was setup with the minimum of effort.

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Going Gecko

Using Linux has always presented me with a lot of choice as to how I want to use it and how it can work for me. I started my Linux journey with Gentoo and stayed with it for many years. But over time I found it didn’t fit with my workflow, it was fun to use and I learnt a lot but it required hands on tweaking.

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Windows Vista - Still Crap

In the past few weeks I purchased some new Anti-virus and Firewall software from ESET to replace my expiring & bloated AVG install. The first machine to get the upgrade was my XP desktop machine; everything went well. I was impressed with the lighter feel to the software and the added fact that it didn’t seem to be hogging the system resources quite as much. A weeks trial later I decided it was stable and usable enough to be used on my laptop; running Windows Vista. The install was painless and the software scanned my system and there were no obvious issues.

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Never Blindly Copy Code

I have been developing my own iptables firewall scripts for my Linux machines. On the whole the process has been going quite well. Part of my research into the firewall rules involved buying a few reference books, one of which contained what claimed to be a very secure script. I copied the base rules over to use as a base to add my own rules to and things have progressed very well.

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Firewall Script - Improvement

I have improved the previous version of the firewall script to reduce some security flaws.

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Firewall 0.7

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Firewall Script

Some recent site upgrades mean its time for some interesting content. I have added my development iptables firewall script. It works at the moment or at least I think it does.

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Firewall 0.6

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Zone Alarm Security Suite

Stay clear of Zone Alarm security suite. The standard freeware Zone Alarm firewall should be fine. The security suite like many other packages has tried to cram too much into a single software package. I have found it to be unstable until it was updated, the updated version has been fine until I discovered it was locking up my system after conflicting with other software. The software will get better but at the moment I would not recommend it.

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