Re: Linux IP Tables and good AV software.

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by ., Aug 15, 2003.

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    . Guest

    Give ClamAV a try.



    "Bloke" <> wrote in message
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    > Hello,
    >
    > I've been running two computers, both with Red Hat Linux 9.0 (all relevant
    > UP2DATE's applied to both machines regularly) for about 3 or 4 months now,
    > and find that I am considerably happier with this set up than I was with
    > Windows XP. XP is fine, it's just that Linux 'feels' better.
    >
    > I wanted to know what kind of IP table files the Linux users of this group
    > regularly use. Do you have customised rules, or do you just allow the
    > system to flush them on reboot and recreate the default settings ?
    >
    > My main workstation has the 'firewall' set to 'medium', whilst the other
    > machine (server) has no firewall. So far as I can tell, I've had no
    > problems with successful hack attempts, although my ignorance of Linux
    > security is more than likely the reason why I can't see any successful

    hack
    > attempts !
    >
    > I'm starting to investigate the IP tables, and because I'm a Linux noob,
    > they are not making for easy reading at the moment, so I'm kind of looking
    > for a 'reference' point, or a recommended set of rules to add to the IP
    > tables in the future. Or would it be a case of , 'if it ain't broke, don't
    > fix it' ?
    >
    > I hasten to add that both my PC's sit behind a Linksys BEFSR41
    > router/gateway device. I run a mail server on one of my PC's (Sendmail,

    but
    > it's always updated and AFAIK, isn't an open relay), so the only port
    > forwarding I'm doing is for ports 25 and 110.
    >
    > As an extra security measure, I hunted around for a good AV program for
    > Linux, and found that 'F-Prot' was highly recommended, and free for home
    > use. I have gotten used to operating it and updating it, and although it
    > doesn't run as a background service (again, AFAIK) I'm quite happy with

    it.
    >
    > Are there any Linux users here that run a different vendor's AV product

    that
    > they think is better than F-Prot ?
    >
    > Thanks all for your time.
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Bloke.
     
    ., Aug 15, 2003
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    Bloke Guest

    .. wrote:

    > Give ClamAV a try.



    I will. Thanks for the tip.

    Regards,

    Bloke.
     
    Bloke, Aug 15, 2003
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