2 quick firewall questions for FreBSD

Pat Maddox pergesu at gmail.com
Sat Jan 29 14:05:01 PST 2005

Having a firewall prevents rogue programs from opening up other ports
on your machine.  You have to worry about services you don't install
and configure just as much (maybe even more so) as the services you do

On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 12:50:51 -0900, Andy Firman <andy at firman.us> wrote:
> First, if one were to deploy FreeBSD 5.3 as a standard
> web and email server, would it need a firewall?
> I don't see the point because only ports like 25 for
> smtp, 110 for pop, 80 for http, etc... will be listening
> and open for connections with or without a firewall.
> Second, I would like to replace my Linux gateway running
> Shorewall.  Shorewall is a nice package for managing the
> netfilter firewall capabilities of the Linux kernel.
> Is there something similar for FreeBSD?
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