wich is the best firewall and anti virus software for linux? I'm used to norton anti virus and zone alarm in windows, are there any similar?
Anti-virus apps are not so necessary on linux - for obvious reasons, but there are more programmes cropping up. There is an arch package for clamav which seems to have a good reputation, although I've never used it.
In terms of firewall, it's defintely worth taking the time to set up properly. THere are graphical apps like kmyfirewall and firestarter, but it's worth getting stuck in at a lower level and looking at iptables and learning how to get it do exactly what you want...
*hugs his iptables*
--wispers sweet nothings in its ear--
"Be conservative in what you send; be liberal in what you accept." -- Postel's Law
"tacos" -- Cactus' Law
"t̥͍͎̪̪͗a̴̻̩͈͚ͨc̠o̩̙͈ͫͅs͙͎̙͊ ͔͇̫̜t͎̳̀a̜̞̗ͩc̗͍͚o̲̯̿s̖̣̤̙͌ ̖̜̈ț̰̫͓ạ̪͖̳c̲͎͕̰̯̃̈o͉ͅs̪ͪ ̜̻̖̜͕" -- -̖͚̫̙̓-̺̠͇ͤ̃ ̜̪̜ͯZ͔̗̭̞ͪA̝͈̙͖̩L͉̠̺͓G̙̞̦͖O̳̗͍
you can try gShield for setting up IP tables - that has worked well for me and the gShield.conf file is very informative
i have easily managed to set up my iptableswith gShield to get a Perfect Stealth rating at Shields Up https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
i can't seem to find gshield in archlinux repositories...
http://www.archlinux.org/packages.php?s … ate=&pp=50
is there a package for it?
any alternatives? i used to use guarddog but neither this one is in the rep.