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  1. #1
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    Question Redhat Enterprise/CentOS Firewall

    I'm running CentOS 3.4, and I can type "setup" on the command line to setup the firewall.

    However...

    1. I can't specify port ranges, just individual ports

    2. When I type "setup" AGAIN and return to the firewall configuration screen, all of the settings I set last time are gone, blanked out and I have to start again

    Is this working to specification? Or is the built-in firewall just crap and I should use APF?

    Or should I be modifying some file instead of using the "setup" interface?

  2. #2

    Re: Redhat Enterprise/CentOS Firewall

    Originally posted by Mitsurugi
    I'm running CentOS 3.4, and I can type "setup" on the command line to setup the firewall.

    However...

    1. I can't specify port ranges, just individual ports

    2. When I type "setup" AGAIN and return to the firewall configuration screen, all of the settings I set last time are gone, blanked out and I have to start again

    Is this working to specification? Or is the built-in firewall just crap and I should use APF?

    Or should I be modifying some file instead of using the "setup" interface?
    What have you expected? This firewall GUI is used by people who don't need to run a hosting server.
    Use APF, Shorewall or just own iptables scripts

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    I will second APF, and here is why:

    RFXN, the dude that makes it, has made numerous other scripts that, are for the most part, ment to integrate with apf.

    For example, BFD will automatically add a ip to the drop table for APF if it is brute forcing.

    Also, APF and Shorewall are jsut a wrapper or middle-ware for iptables.
    Dan Sheppard ~ Freelance whatever

  4. #4
    What if a customer already has iptables installed, and then installs APF, will the existing configuration he had custom-configured with iptables be replaced by the APF setup?
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  5. #5
    Originally posted by afa340a
    What if a customer already has iptables installed, and then installs APF, will the existing configuration he had custom-configured with iptables be replaced by the APF setup?
    It will by default.

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