Hardy: Is installing a firewall necessary?

Asked by Sandeep on 2008-10-27

Hi,

  There doesn't seem to be a firewall running by default on Hardy. (I am not very knowledgeable though, please correct me if am wrong). I used to run Mandriva 2008 before, and I could run and configure the built-in firewall there..
  So, is separately installing a firewall on Hardy necessary? If so, which programs are recommended?

Thanks,
 Sandeep.

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Bhavani Shankar
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2008-10-28
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2008-10-27
Sandeep (sandeepce) said : #2

Thanks Bhavani Shankar !

  I have installed firestarter and am trying it out..