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#1 OFFLINE   Specmon


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Posted 28 September 2003 - 12:02 AM

Based on SonicDragon's thread about firewalls, I checked my machine against pcflank, and found closed ports instead of stealthed.  So I installed and configured Firestarted as tightly as I could determine, then ran pcflank again.     It shows ports 80 and 135 (HTTP and RPC) stealthed, but all others probed have still come up as "closed."  Closed ports include 21 - FTP, 23 - TELNET, 137 - NET BIOS, etc. etc.     The help file for Firestarted doesn't answer this question, so here it is:  Shouldn't ALL those ports be stealthed, or is that overkill?  And if all ports should be stealthed, do I accomplish that with a "rule," as nothing in the regular "preferences" configuration seems to accomplish that?     As I remember from Zone Alarm in Windows and the Shields Up site, all ports were stealthed.     Does a Linux firewall work the same way?

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 04:35 AM

Hi SpecmonAll ports should indeed be stealthed . . . have a look at linuxdude32´s post here:http://www.scotsnews...14&t=3094&st=15I have no clue how firestarter works, have used Shorewall and Guarddog in the past but am behind a hardware firewall these days . . ;);) Bruno

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