• Antergos... \[security\] config after install?


    hi mates

    I come from other distros (mainly ubuntu) where after basic install it was a good practice tweak some parts like UFW, iptables, … stuff like that.

    I’ve reading [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Firewalls][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Firewalls][1] but it’s not clear[u:11dvhppm] to me[/u:11dvhppm] what is and what it not enabled by default in our Antergos.

    My question is if after installing Antergos do you recommend to enable any firewall rules or similar? thanks

    newbie question, isnt it?

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Firewalls

  • hi mates

    I come from other distros (mainly ubuntu) where after basic install it was a good practice tweak some parts like UFW, iptables, … stuff like that.

    I’ve reading [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Firewalls][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Firewalls][1] but it’s not clear[u:11dvhppm] to me[/u:11dvhppm] what is and what it not enabled by default in our Antergos.

    My question is if after installing Antergos do you recommend to enable any firewall rules or similar? thanks

    newbie question, isnt it?

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Firewalls

  • From personal experience, unless you are running a server of some kind and are really needing a firewall for that server, there is no reason to install a firewall. The bad guys usually could care less about trying to get into a desktop.

    I guess the question we would have for you is, why do you think you need a firewall? In your answer if you feel you have some ports to protect, then by all means install a firewall.

    Once you answer this, we can answer your question better.

    In God's love,
    †MaNNa <{{{\>< …to You all thanks and glory Lord Yeshua!

    And Jesus prayed to The Father, "And this is the way to ete…

  • thanks for your reply.

    so far it’s a basic install on a laptop using classic web services with no special services running but from time to time I connect to p2p networks,

    I’m not afraid (nor paranoid) about security issues on linux, but having common sense it’s always a good practice

  • You are welcome…

    Since you are talking an install on your laptop with only basic web stuff, and no special services running, then certainly you will not need a firewall.

    The security concerns that you may feel from P2P are only inherent in the given software and the protocols that they use. A firewall will not help in these at all. The safest P2P is of course the Donkey and Kad (<==especially) networks. Those can run with some emule clients under windows (WINE on Linux), amule for Linux, and mldonkey (AUR) as a server backend and possibly kmldonkey (AUR) for a frontend for mldonkey on Linux. The only other way to protect yourself on P2P is through a VPN or Proxy that can handle P2P traffic.

    May God guide your thoughts and your actions in His love, and to help you with all of this.

    In God's love,
    †MaNNa <{{{\>< …to You all thanks and glory Lord Yeshua!

    And Jesus prayed to The Father, "And this is the way to ete…

  • Yes, I agree. For a personal use system there’s rarely a need to use software firewall. With just about every user on broadband connection these days, you have a hardware firewall that’s built in to your router/gateway which in most cases is more than sufficient.

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