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Controling the inbound and outbound in Linux as I used to in Windows and making it secure

alesso

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For about two days now I'm looking for some ways to secure Linux environment as I have with Windows and I'm getting too damn frustrating about this, because I see threads(around i-net) with the same exactly issue(or kinda) I have and the answers are so fricking dumb - they are not even answers, because it doesn't answer the question. I'm also super upset, because it seems like there's no solution for what I'm looking for in Linux - even tho I refuse to believe in that.

So here I am, asking you the same thing in a hope I will get some reasonable answer/s and hopefully will eventually find one and switch to Linux at the end.

The question:
I'm getting super nervous if I don't have control of inbound/outbound traffic(of applications/anything else). By "control", I mean actually controlling it: be able to see the requested connection(ip, port, what application/something else is making a request) AND to actually make some decisions about it: temp block it, block it, temp allow it, allow it, etc.

What are my options? are there any?
 


alesso

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arochester, why would you point me to this link? It doesn't answer my question... not even part of it. Not only that, it says there, and I quote: "It’s mainly used to allow and/or disallow incoming connections. Outgoing connections are rarely filtered."
- Mainly used where? By who?
- Rarely filtered by who?

Above questions are rhetorical.
 

arochester

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You want something like you use for Windows. Linux is not Windows and Windows is not Linux.

Ok there are antivirus programs for Linux. https://alternativeto.net/browse/search/?p=1&q=antivirus&platform=linux
Ok there are firewall programs for Linux. https://alternativeto.net/browse/search/?q=firewall&platform=linux

I would say that both are of limited (no?) use.

I have been using Linux for years and I have never used either. There has often been a debate about whether they are needed in Linux at all.

The question:
I'm getting super nervous if I don't have control of inbound/outbound traffic(of applications/anything else). By "control", I mean actually controlling it: be able to see the requested connection(ip, port, what application/something else is making a request) AND to actually make some decisions about it: temp block it, block it, temp allow it, allow it, etc.

What are my options? are there any?
One option is to stop being super nervous and just use Linux.

Create a backup? Use Timeshift as people keep recommending? If you encounter any problems you can restore.

http://whylinuxisbetter.net/en/viruses/
http://whylinuxisbetter.net/en/security/

If you don't want to accept what I say then please reject it
 

alesso

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"You want something like you use for Windows. Linux is not Windows and Windows is not Linux."

It doesn't mean I can't use something I'm using for Windows in Linux.

I know Win. and Linux are different in many ways, I'm also aware of what firewall and antivirus is and how it operates.

Then what, right?
Well, I'm looking for a solution.
I want to monitor outbound/inbound network connections and it doesn't necessarily must be the exact way I'm doing it in Windows.
I've already said it in my first post: "be able to see the requested connection(ip, port, what application/something else is making a request) AND to actually make some decisions about it: temp block it, block it, temp allow it, allow it, etc."

This is like THE question for me. I'm asking for help, not discussing about possibility of little green men invasion(or other unrelated stuff, like netstat or wireshark, or how Linux is MORE - relatively - secure than Windows etc).
 


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