LinWiz - Linux configuration file and scripting Wizards.
A (growing) collection of on-line wizards - for creating complex linux configuration files and scripts using simple web-enabled point-and-click methods.
LinWiz://SimpleFirewall was the first of these - launched in March 2003, now replaced by LinWiz://PersonalFirewall and LinWiz://ServerFirewall.
LinWiz://PersonalFirewall - 'Novice' iptables wizard for personal Linux workstations
This wizard is suitable for creating a very simple "iptables" configuration for a linux workstation, with a single network card, not acting as a router (not forwarding IP traffic) and not providing any IP services to other hosts.
It allows you to block a number of common IP 'exploits' and sets up your system in a highly 'locked down' manner - exposing no IP services to other systems, but not restricting the internet or other IP services (such as Web, Ftp, Mail etc) that you can use. It produces a file that can be read by the "iptables-restore" utility (such as is used by recent RedHat, Mandrake and other linux distributions) or a classic "rc.firewall" shell script.
LinWiz://ServerFirewall - iptables for personal Linux servers
This wizard creates an intermediate-level "iptables" configuration for a simple linux server, hosting popular services such as "Apache" web server, FTP, SSH, Telnet, NFS etc. This is suitable for servers with a single network card that does not act as an IP router (not forwarding IP traffic). The tool allows you to set up ...
· Blocking of common IP attacks and exploits.
· Definition of which IP services running on your server you are willing to allow access to.
· Controlled NFS access (this is more complex than Web servers). The tool provides all the information you need to set this up.
· Filtering of the IP addresses and/or MAC addresses that are permitted (or refused) access to your services.
· Logging of rejected IP packets.
It produces a file that can be read by the "iptables-restore" utility (such as is used by recent RedHat, Mandrake and other linux distributions) or a classic "rc.firewall" shell script.