Set up a Linux firewall with ease using Firestarter

Friday, 26 April 2002, 11:11 AM EST

Firestarter provides a clean, powerful interface for quickly creating a firewall and getting it started.

In a recent article, we looked at manually creating a firewall using iptables, the packet-filtering program built into the Linux 2.4 kernel. Now, we're going to look at a front-end graphical user interface (GUI) you can use not only foriptables but for ipchains; as well. This program is called Firestarter, and it is available for use in GNOME and KDE environments. Let's begin by looking at how to install Firestarter. Then, we'll explain how you can use it to create a simple or advanced firewall to protect your Linux server.

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