Let me re-phrase this. I dont know what to ask since i have never delt with security. What should i ask? Where should i start. Is de-ice 1.100 to advanced for a beginer?
General discussion of ethical hacking concepts, experiences, ideas and certs.
Ketchup wrote:LT, I am currently running IpCop. If you don't mind, what do you feel the advantages of smoothwal are over IpCop?
Ketchup wrote:IpCop will do egress filtering as well, but it has no management interface for this task. If you want egress filtering, you have to add custom iptables entries.
VPN interoperability is one of the main reasons I went with IpCop. I needed a point to point connection to a Watchguard fw, which does not play nice with other VPNs. I think that I may have to give smoothwal a try. Since the snort version included with IpCop stopped receiving updates, I have been thinking about a replacement. The development roadmap just moves a little too slowly.
Thanks for the info everyone!
chrisj wrote:LT, get hacking for dummies. don't let the dummies name fool you. I really did learn from it. The author went with a lot of commercial software, but it was a good start.
There are a few noob threads around here with books to read.
I know what you mean about not being just a cookbook (do step a, step b, step c) kind of guy.
As for my firewalls, I prefer a small box, without a lot of stuff installed running straight IP Tables. Work however wants ASAs and PIXs.
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