[clug] Starting k/ubuntu - Debian

Michael Cohen michael.cohen at netspeed.com.au
Mon May 14 06:37:02 GMT 2007

  You might want to enable port knocking just to hide the ssh port. Keeps all
  the script kiddies out, with a minimal hassle for you.

  You never know when a zero day becomes available for openssh

  Most home routers use either iptables (running linux) or vxworks. The ones
  that use iptables are just the same as any other linux firewall in terms of
  security. The vxworks ones come out with a few vulnerabilities occasionally,
  but generally in a nat setup they dont really make a huge impact (unless you
  use IRC - There was a nice IRC vxworks vuln a while ago).

On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 03:55:57PM +1000, Algis Kabaila wrote:
> On Monday 14 May 2007 11:33, Nathan O'Sullivan wrote:
> > > Does kubuntu have a firewall or another security measure and if so what?
> >
> > While on the topic - K/Ubuntu have a default "no network services"
> > policy, meaning a brand new installation can be safely connected
> > directly to the internet without a firewall.
> >
> > Regards
> > Nathan
> Thanks - it is useful to have confirmation of this detail  I now have the 
> openssh server installed.  As I am the only user of this small home network, 
> I feel reasonably happy with router's "firewall".
> Regards,
> OldAl.
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