Monday, January 16, 2012

Personal Firewall in Debian

One of  greatest and best  firewall in Linux is the IPtables firewall but it is command line and for beginners  who are conscious about online security, Iptables configuration is a very big headache atleast for me though....
after some searching I found the Firestarter firewall it is simple yet has an advanced GUI for IPtables firewall. Install from the Firestarter firewall from the repository. After installing it will be in Administration ----> Firestarter
Run firestarter and run the wizard select the dial-out device  and select
IP address is assigned via DHCP(If it is so ) and go forward disable the internet connection sharing option and go forward and in the next dialog box select
start the firewall now and you are done.It wil run in the background after you install it;Goto Edit-----> preferences to suit it to your needs.To check  whether it is running or not  go to terminal become root and run
/etc/init.d/firestarter status
it will give the following output
Firestarter is running... ... (warning).
and that's it your own personal firewall is  now operational.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

WinFF GUI for ffmpeg converter

WinFF is a FFmpeg GUI for Linux and windows.It is used to convert media files.follow the instructions to install in Debian.Become root and run
#wget --quiet --output-document=- "http://winff.org/ubuntu/AAFE086A.gpg" |  apt-key add -
it will the gpg key now we have to add the repo to our sources.list
#echo "deb http://winff.org/ubuntu lucid universe" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winff.list
or we can add it to our sources.list file now run
apt-get update and apt-get install winff. Now you can run winff from
Applications------->Sound&video---------->WinFF
Enjoy transcoding :)