Example 1 Firewall for shared Internet connection plus servers

Because firewall configurations can be vastly different depending on what you are trying to achieve, I've illustrated how to configure firewalls based on several different example setups. These setups combine different levels of security requirements. This example features a home- or small-office LAN with a Fedora system acting as an iptables firewall between the LAN and the Internet. The firewall computer also acts as a Web server, FTP server, and DNS server. Figure 14-2 shows this...

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(percent sign), 144 HOME directory, 416 2.6 Kernel, 1034 3dfx video cards, gaming, 282 AbiWord, 252-253 ACPI, laptops, 452 Acronis OS Selector, 62 AdBlock Filters, Konqueror, 127 address book, LDAP, 898-907 adfs file system, 432 adjtime directory, 416 administration commands, 415 configuration files, 416, 418, 420 file system management, 423 graphical tools, 410, 412, 415 hardware configuration and, 423 log files, 420 logins, 420-423 system performance and, 423 Administration menu, 413 Adobe...

Using Open Officeorg

Some have called OpenOffice.org a significant threat to Microsoft's dominance of the desktop market. If a need to work with documents in Microsoft Word format has kept you from using Linux as your desktop computer, OpenOffice.org is a big step toward removing that obstacle. NOTE If you are willing to pay a few dollars, CrossOver Office from Codeweavers.com lets you install and run different versions of Microsoft Office 97, 2000, XP, 2003, and 2007 from your Linux desktop. See Chapter 5 for...