Internet firewall

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Tue Aug 23 12:43:56 GMT 2005

On 2005-08-23 09:47, Dmitry Mityugov wrote:
> On 8/20/05, Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at> wrote:
>> [Writing about the need for a firewall.]
>> It takes about 4-5 seconds when I connect with my dialup account
>> from home and then incoming connections start coming from spyware,
>> trojans and misc. other scanners :-)
> But it is possible to set up ppp to reject all incoming requests
> (with nat deny_incoming set to yes IIRC). After that, the machine
> will be "invisible" to the outside world, even if no firewalls
> are configured on it. At least Shields Up! service located at
> will tell you so.

That's cool!  I haven't used it, but it sounds very useful at least
as a preliminary aid until a _real_ packet filter is available :-)

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