[thelist] OT:Linux-ipchains

John Best john.best at simplytrading.com
Tue Sep 4 03:50:18 CDT 2001

Sorry about the OT post.

All I want to do is use "ipchains" on linux to lock down my box.

I am very new to linux..But do not wish to be open to any old monkey whilst
I explore. So first of I am trying to get to grips with secuing it abit.

I have closed off all the services that mandrake presumed I would want

I used nmap to scan myself and hade a couple of open ports.
I used ipchains to close of these ports and they now say filtered.

I just want to mimic what zonealarm does (nobody connects to your computer
and no responses are sent out when someone scans you)

Does anyone have any advice? (or scripts)

Also any quality links on linux for newbies would be appreciated.


John Best#


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