13.2 General tools

WebMin is a general system admin package. It will not help you manage the firewall rules but it will help you with turning on and off damons and processes. This program is VERY good, I'm hoping the J. Cameron will include a IPCHAINS module. http://www.webmin.com/

If you are an ISP, you will want to know about IPFA (IP Firewall Acounting)

http://www.soaring-bird.com/ipfa/. It can do Per-Month/Per-day/per-min/ logs and has a Web based GUI administation.

httptunnel. httptunnel creates a bidirectional virtual data path tunnelled in HTTP requests. The HTTP requests 13.Making Management Easy 33

can be sent via an HTTP proxy if so desired. Or, on their system they install a Virtual Private Network (vpn). See: http://sunsite.auc.dk/vpnd/ Or, Maybe this user simply puts a modem on their NT system and turns on routing. Finally, on the workstation, on the private LAN, change the default gateway to point to the new route to the Internet. Now, from this workstation, you can go anywhere. The only thing the firewall admin might see is one connect with nowill see is a really long DNS lookup. Now, take over the world!