As long as I know, you have two options, (probably much more but these
are what I know).
The first one is kmyfirewall, maybe it's too much, because is more
than a simple firewall, "trying" to be an alternative to checkpoint.
Probably, you are looking for something like guarddog, more suitable
for home users.
You have both programs in the repositories of Kubuntu, so won't be any
problem to install, try and decide what fits more in your needs.
2008/1/30, Brian Foster <blf at utvinternet.ie>:
> well, I've got Kubuntu 7.10 installed (more-or-less),
> albeit it's not quite ready to use routinely (e.g.,
> I've yet to configure e-mail), so I'm still using my
> SUSE 9.1 installation. (the machine now triple-boots,
> SuSE 7.3, SUSE 9.1, and Kubuntu 7.10). however, one
> thing which is somewhat bothering me is what to use
> as a firewall on Kubuntu, plus any related issues.
>> my machine is directly connected to the net via an
> ADSL modem/router (which runs embedded Linux) that
> uses NAT. there's no dedicated firewall machine,
> DMZ, or so on. a veerrrry simple setup.
>> from the logs on the modem/router I see many attacks
> (an astonishing number!). so as a second precaution,
> on my SUSE 9.1 system, I'm running SUSE's "personal
> firewall". from the logs on SUSE, I can see almost
> nothing penetrates the modem/router. very possibly
> nothing at all (it's not entirely clear, there's some
> very rare IPv6 stuff the SUSE firewall logs and eats).
>> what should I do on the newly-installed Kubuntu?
>> I currently don't intend to provide any services (this
> is my home machine, currently strictly a leaf); nor do
> I intend to run anything I'm not using locally; and I
> try to configure my few local services only to accept
> connections from the localhost. (just like in my SUSE
>> given that the ADSL modem/router seems to be very
> effective, I'm not too worried. but since the SUSE
> firewall may be helping, is not the cause of any
> known problems, and makes me a bit more comfortable.
> I'd like to do something similar on Kubuntu. what?
>> suggestions, comments, advice, recommendations,
> dis-recommendations, and pints welcome.
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