Linked by Igor Ljubuncic on Mon 21st Jun 2010 09:35 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption I've bored the readers of my personal website to death with two rather prosaic articles debating the Linux security model, in direct relation to Windows and associated claims of wondrous infections and lacks thereof. However, I haven't yet discussed even a single program that you can use on your Linux machine to gauge your security. For my inaugural article for OSNews, I'll leave the conceptual stuff behind, and focus on specific vectors of security, within the world of reason and moderation that I've created and show you how you can bolster a healthy strategy with some tactical polish, namely software.
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gufw
by Bending Unit on Mon 21st Jun 2010 10:33 UTC
Bending Unit
Member since:
2005-07-06

Ok, someone has spent countless hours coding and debugging his new masterpiece app and yet couldn't spend five minutes thinking about a real, at least pronounceable name? I mean, gufw?

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RE: gufw
by WereCatf on Mon 21st Jun 2010 10:51 in reply to "gufw"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Indeed, the name is just horrible. And besides, it looks pretty but has almost no features whatsoever. Firestarter ( http://www.fs-security.com/ ) may not be as pretty but it's a lot more functional and serves much better as a GUI for the Linux firewall system.

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RE[2]: gufw
by dylansmrjones on Mon 21st Jun 2010 11:10 in reply to "RE: gufw"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Unfortunately Firestarter isn't particularly maintained anylonger, except occasional patches from the community. Otherwise a (very bestest) great GUI-tool for managing firewalls.

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RE: gufw
by flanque on Mon 21st Jun 2010 11:10 in reply to "gufw"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

GUi Uncomplicated FireWall. Seems pretty logical, though not as sexy as iGUFW.

Edited 2010-06-21 11:13 UTC

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RE[2]: gufw
by ggeldenhuys on Mon 21st Jun 2010 12:16 in reply to "RE: gufw"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

GUi Uncomplicated FireWall.

And that's not even good English. ;) A more correct name would have been: Uncomplicated GUI Firewall (UGF). But then again programmers like to program, not think up fancy names or write documentation. ;-)

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RE[2]: gufw
by Soulbender on Mon 21st Jun 2010 15:12 in reply to "RE: gufw"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I thought Gnome UFW.

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RE: gufw
by GatoLoko on Mon 21st Jun 2010 14:28 in reply to "gufw"
GatoLoko Member since:
2005-11-13

GUFW is a GUI for UFW, where UFW means "Uncomplicated FireWall" (formerly "Ubuntu FireWall"), so the programmer only added the G part.

The programmer is spanish, and his english isn't very good, so instead of bullying him, you should be thanking the extra work to translate into english so you can use it, or make your own program and try to do a better work.

Edited 2010-06-21 14:32 UTC

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RE[2]: gufw
by jgagnon on Mon 21st Jun 2010 15:24 in reply to "RE: gufw"
jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

But... it is far easier to complain than contribute... ;)

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