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Networking Utilities

1. How do I install a firewall?
2. How do I install a graphical network monitor (EtherApe)?
3. How do I install a network traffic analyzer (Ethereal)?
1.

How do I install a firewall?

  1. Read How do I add Universe and Multiverse?

  2. With Synaptic (See How do I use Synaptic to install packages?) install:

    System Administration (universe) > Firestarter

  3. After it is installed, run Applications->System Tools->Firestarter to configure your firewall. The firewall will now start in the background when your computer starts.

2.

How do I install a graphical network monitor (EtherApe)?

Etherape displays network activity among different hosts using circles of varying size.

  1. Read How do I add Universe and Multiverse?

  2. Install the etherape package with Synaptic (See How do I use Synaptic to install packages?)

    GNOME Desktop Environment (universe) > etherape

  3. Applications->Internet->Etherape

3.

How do I install a network traffic analyzer (Ethereal)?

Ethereal is a network traffic analyser/sniffer that captures packets off the network in real time and displays the contents of them.

  1. Read How do I add Universe and Multiverse?

  2. Install the ethereal package with Synaptic (See How do I use Synaptic to install packages?)

    Networking (universe) > ethereal

  3. Applications->Internet->Ethereal

 
 
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