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Firewalls Ubuntu's desktop install provides a bunch of useful software for desktop users, but it doesn't install a firewall by default. Luckily, it's really simple to get a firewall up and running on Ubuntu. Frankly, I'm glad that the default install doesn't set up a firewall. Most of my computers live behind a firewall at all times anyway, and I've always been annoyed by installers that demand I deal with firewall questions when I've already got the situation well in hand. If I want a firewall on a machine, I can set one up on my own. Since Ubuntu is, in part, aimed at corporate desktops, a firewall is unnecessary for many installations.

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cozumWritten by ilkay caliskan on 2006-07-05 13:39:47
Ubuntu + Squid & SquidGuardWritten by on 2006-07-10 17:20:28
Anybody know how to install and config Ubuntu firewall + Squid & SquidGuard
Written by A*p on 2006-10-14 09:10:19
Yeah, I agree and prefer it not been enabled by default, but the current situation is that it is most ubuntu install are home users, many of which will be tasting linux for the first time. There should be an option at install time to include it, or at least some info how to enable it after the install.
It's always "simple" except to newbieWritten by s on 2006-11-30 11:48:56
Okay, for all you thermally insulated and fully charged linux road runners, I am new at all this which means I do not follow what you are saying or understand what you mean when you say it is so simple because you were not able to explain it to me in a how to step by step fashion. Understand, I can probably do it better and faster than you once I know what you are trying to tell me. And that is the problem with linux as a whole. That and software streamlining and integration. If we can develop robots that can think, develop and hold patents in the real world, we should be able to come up with simplified How to instructions and assist bots, don't you think?
coolWritten by good on 2008-04-19 08:07:23
I'm agree with you.

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