I am a complete newbee to Linux, as I
am migrating from Windows 2000 Pro sp2,
(as a home user) to Red Hat Linux 7.1.
I need both os's.
I hope you folks would be willing to assist me
as a newbee at Red Hat 7.1. k 2.4 (seawolf)
My first concern is , ofcourse , security.
I will start with ipchains, since it is my understanding
that chains and tables cannot run simultaneously.
I set the default (LOKKIT ?) firewall settings to -high-
on my workstation install, and I have shut down -ALL-
services from running, and only X-windows tcp 6000
is listening. All inbound is set to -deny- , including
ICMP and IGMP. (changed from reject to deny)
But (a dumb newbee question), what is LOKKIT ?
Is it the actual ipchains firewall experienced users
implement ? ...or do I have to use the advanced text
editor or something *else* to write more refined chains?
Where are the logs for blocked incoming from this
default firewall , by LOKKIT ?
Can a 'user' run tcpdump and/or nmap / nexxus / snort ,
or do I have to be root ? I can't even run ifconfig as user.
Any modifications to this default [?] LOKKIT (netfilter?)
firewall will crash it. (unless done in exactly proper form)
Books that I've read in bookstores assume that you allready
know about Unix/Linux, and use "terms" that I have no clue
about, and were not previously explicity defined. :(
This is very difficult getting started. (I can't even run PAN :-) )
I need somewhere to start, I hope you can help me in this forum.