Firestarter is an Open Source and easily used firewall application which aims to merge with impressive features and serves both system administrators and desktop users.
On Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint
First edit /etc/apt/source.list . Add following line and save.
“deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian wheezy main “
Update the apt.
root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get update Get:1 http://security.debian.org jessie/updates InRelease [63.1 kB] Get:2 http://ftp.debian.org jessie-updates InRelease [142 kB] Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org wheezy InRelease Ign http://mirrors.linode.com jessie InRelease Get:3 http://ftp.de.debian.org wheezy Release.gpg [2,373 B] . . Hit http://mirrors.linode.com jessie/non-free Translation-en Hit http://httpredir.debian.org jessie/main Translation-en Hit http://httpredir.debian.org jessie/non-free Translation-en
Run the following command to install firestarter on Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint system.
root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get install firestarter Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: menu Suggested packages: dhcp3-server menu-l10n . . . Setting up firestarter (1.0.3-11) ... Processing triggers for systemd (215-17+deb8u3) ... Processing triggers for menu (2.1.47) ...
After installation is completed, use the following command to launch the Firestarter firewall.
Or go to application search panel, type firestarter and select it.
Now the Fire Starter firewall wizard will be opened, to set up the firewall
In detected devices list, Choose your Internet connected network device and press the Forward button.
Select “Start firewall now” and click the Save button to start the firewall.
The three pages of the FireStarter firewall are as follows:
Status, Events and Policy.
The first page is the status page, which gives the information about the firewall status, events, network status, and active connections.
The shortcuts used for changing the status of the FireStarter firewall are,
CTRL+P, to stop the firewall
CTRL+S, to start the firewall
The two parts are :
To permit connections from a host, go to the Policy page and from the drop down menu, choose Inbound Traffic Policy.
Under Allow Connections From Host, Right Click and specify the IP, hostname or network.
Right Click under Allow Service Port and enter your service name to allow service for others in your machine.
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