[Novalug] bots / linux
Roger W. Broseus
RogerB at bronord.com
Wed Dec 3 12:29:19 EST 2008
Trying to climb out of the pit of ignorance, how does on "turn-on" /
enable iptables in Ubuntu? From what I've read, one *must* know what they
are doing w/ iptables or step quickly into deep doo.
Of course I don't even know, for the most part, which ports are enabled,
used, not used.
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> Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2008 11:45:41 -0500
> From: Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Novalug] Bots and Linux (was Re: bots question (Scott
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> On Wed, 2008-12-03 at 07:58 -0500, Roger W. Broseus wrote:
>> Do the firewalls, etc., "built-in" to, e.g., Ubuntu, protect? That's all
>> a black hole of ignorance to me.
> Iptables can work just fine, but so you know, Ubuntu doesn't configure
> it by default. My recommendation is to drop inbound and outbound and
> then open only the ports you need to use for outbound.
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