Using an analogy understandable to programmers: Shorewall is to iptables, what C is to assembly language. It provides a higher level of abstraction for describing rules using text files.
The plain-text configuration files are usually well-commented and easy to use, though Shorewall may be more difficult for new users to handle than other firewall systems with graphical front-ends.
3Com patches wireless access point; * Patches from 3Com, FreeBSD, OpenPKG, others * Beware latest Sdbot and Mytob variants * Threat alert highlights vulnerabilities in backup software.
Jul 28, 2005; Byline: Jason Meserve There's some wild goings on at this week's Black Hat gathering in Las Vegas. Lawsuits are flying over what...
Microsoft releases nine patches; * Patches from Microsoft, Mandriva, Gentoo, others* Beware six new Rbot variants* Securing mobile data more important than viruses, and other interesting reading.
Oct 13, 2005; Byline: Jason Meserve Today's bug patches and security alerts: Windows 2000 vulnerability could lead to new outbreak Microsoft...