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Interview with Rick Johnson of PMFirewall

"A few months ago when I was asked to design a firewalling strategy for a local consulting company, I proposed that I would use Linux to create a low cost firewalling solution. Everyone loved the idea from the . . .
"A few months ago when I was asked to design a firewalling strategy
for a local consulting company, I proposed that I would use Linux to create
a low cost firewalling solution. Everyone loved the idea from the Techs who
understood the power of linux, to the business men who saw the bottom dollar
to the clients who loved to hear that buzzword "Linux". So, I set out and
studied all I could about IPCHAINS and firewalling in the 2.2x Kernel. After
writing some custom firewalling rules over and over again, I came across
PMFirewall. PMFirewall is a script that asks you what services you need and
which ones you want blocked out; it then uses your selections to create an
ipchains ruleset. This was the perfect firewalling solution because it was
easy to adapt the firewall rules to different networks. PMFirewall is a
script that creates a ruleset for IPCHAINS for dual nic machines. The following
is an email interview I conducted with Rick Johnson, the creator of PMFirewall."

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