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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RE: gufw
by WereCatf on Mon 21st Jun 2010 10:51 UTC in reply to "gufw"
WereCatf
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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"
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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[3]: gufw
by WereCatf on Mon 21st Jun 2010 11:29 in reply to "RE[2]: gufw"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

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

What little I have used it I haven't found any bugs or missing features, the only thing that needs improvement is the looks and flow of action. And that should be rather easy to improve on, I might even try it myself when I get bored ;)

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