A firewall is a program that controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic on a system. Use this tag for all questions related to firewall configuration and operation.

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How can I open port 21 on a Linux VM?

I need to open port 21 on a Linux (CentOS 5) virtual machine I have. I have tried several Google solutions, but none are working. I was wondering if someone could tell me how to do this. Below is ...
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Could not connect to host 127.0.0.1: Connection refused

Could not connect to host 127.0.0.1: Connection refused. - I am getting this error message on ktorrent on slackware 13.1 and the torrents cannot start. I tried to reconfigure the ktorrent prefernces, ...
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How would I go about getting UPnP working on a Slackware server/firewall?

I'm a long time fan of Slackware and I've always had a machine serving as my main server/firewall with the latest version installed. I have it now but I'm struggling to find information on how to ...
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Debian: Which firewall for a newbie?

I have to install a firewall on my server (so without X Server). It's a debian lenny. If it is possible, I want to avoid the use of iptables. Is there a way to install/configure a firewall for a ...
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tunneling VNC/rdesktop over ssh

I'm having a friend behind a firewall, with a windows computer. I'm having a Linux machine at home which is not behind a firewall. I want to have an rdesktop connection to his machine, without using ...
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ipfw : Traffic Shaping

I'm not sure what but it seems like I'm doing something wrong... my objective is to be able to limit some of my traffic, to be exact www traffic. One of my clients os running what's called a ...
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Firewall change control

At the moment I'm using a Python script to generate iptables rules. Each set of changes gets committed to a git repository before deployment so there's a trace of who changed what and why. What ...
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Learning about iptables: Is this Slicehost example any good?

In preparation to eventually launch my first website, I've been playing with Ubuntu Lucid Server in a VM on my WinXP machine. I've been alternating between the Linode and Slicehost tutorials/articles ...
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Recommend a reading for learning Linux firewalls configuration for beginner? [closed]

I am using Linux at home and want to be able to configure firewall. I would like to understand what I am doing not just copy paste some rules from internet :).