I am using a cable modem (IP not fixed). It is connected to a DLink
701 and then to a switch to provide VPN(?) behind which I have my
linux desktop, a laptop on win2000 and my wife's IMAC (I am waiting on
the upcoming"Yellow Dog" release to convert this to linux).
The important stuff is on my linux desktop machine. Would it be
prudent to also add a firewall to the desktop or does the VPN provide
reasonable security for a personal machine?
I haven't done anything security wise beyond the install defaults
(redhat level 3 & progeny debian standard installation).
I would like to be able to tinker with administration, ftp & telnet,
etc between the machines on the private network without a lot of
hassles. But not at the expense of providing an easy target.
Thanks for the input!!