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#1 2012-11-25 01:31:48

KomkaPeter
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Installation Guide does not even mention firewall nor iptables

Installation Guide does not even mention firewall nor iptables.
There are 13 steps, and the (early) 6th is "Connect to the internet".
Many internet traffic - without firewall(?)..
Maybe iptables with ACCEPT policy (for input)?..
What about security?

As I remember, it was just 2 lines, something like:
ufw enable   # switch on ufw (permanently)
ufw default deny   # conversations initiated from outside to be denied (except icmp-s like ping..)

Last edited by KomkaPeter (2012-11-25 01:34:22)

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#2 2012-11-25 01:38:16

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Re: Installation Guide does not even mention firewall nor iptables

Moving to Forum & Wiki as this is about the content of the Beginners' Guide.


FWIW: the guide is just that, a guide. It is not a replacement for using your knowledge and judgement.


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#3 2012-11-25 03:12:29

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Re: Installation Guide does not even mention firewall nor iptables

You'd have to install ufw first which would require an internet connection which would...

[Note: I am well aware that ufw is not required for a/the firewall.]

Last edited by cfr (2012-11-25 03:13:20)


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#4 2012-11-25 18:37:55

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Re: Installation Guide does not even mention firewall nor iptables

KomkaPeter wrote:

Installation Guide does not even mention firewall nor iptables.
There are 13 steps, and the (early) 6th is "Connect to the internet".
Many internet traffic - without firewall(?)..
Maybe iptables with ACCEPT policy (for input)?..
What about security?

As I remember, it was just 2 lines, something like:
ufw enable   # switch on ufw (permanently)
ufw default deny   # conversations initiated from outside to be denied (except icmp-s like ping..)

  1. The install guide is strictly aimed at how to install the system, not on how to manage the installed system. For a more comprehensive guide to setting up the system read the beginners guide and the separate guides on the wiki.

  2. Most people are behind a firewall in their router anyway

  3. Arch is aimed at competent GNU/Linux users, and those generally know when/if they need to set up a firewall on their box

  4. There are better alternatives to ufw out there, and ufw is not included on the install iso, so it is not available at install time.

Last edited by Mr.Elendig (2012-11-25 18:41:13)


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