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Mike Hartley
2004-12-02, 17:36
Jason,
I have to agree with you on this one. I'm pretty technical but I like to walk before I run. Somehow I don't think starting with Linux fire-walling is a good recipe for success. I mean if If you mention a firewall to "Joe Sixpack" he's most likely going to pull out a match and a spare piece of drywall off the back of the truck. I think actually learning how to install and configure a basic distro might be step one for me.

Mike



-----Original Message-----
From: Jason [mailto:jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net]
Sent: Thu 12/2/2004 4:17 PM
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Subject: RE: [slim] Question regarding formats, compressionandConnectingSBtoan AV receiver



You have high expectations of the typical user. I work with Linux daily and
configuring ipchains and iptables is no big deal... However, is it really
something you think that joe 6 pack can easily do?

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Subject: Re: [slim] Question regarding formats, compression
andConnectingSBtoan AV receiver

Jason wrote:
> One word of advice would be, if you are not familiar with networking and
you
> are not concerned about security (you are behind a firewall/router
> already,
> etc) would be to NOT turn on the built in firewall by default when
> loading the Linux OS as it is fairly restrictive and will cause some
> probs with the server software, Samba (file sharing) working, etc.

... or learn how to configure the firewall to allow the services you need to
work. It's not hard.

R.