Interview with Rick Johnson of PMFirewall

    Date31 Mar 2000
    CategoryFirewalls
    5167
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    "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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