Thanks for your reply.
I did search the internet for linux firewalls that (starting to feel real stupid here)
left me even more confused :oops:
I am connected to the internet via a router and a cable modem. The external
intrusion is hopefuly taken care by the router.
However I am concerned about the internal extrusion (phrase borrowed
). I think my predicament (I am assuming there is one) is that I
want to be able to control which external websites my machine can access and
which websites can talk to my machine from outside. (As I mentioned I do see
a brief connection getting setup to some sites that I didn't initiate whenever
I access sites like yahoo or my broker)
Firestarter seems to be the closest thing that seems to work - although it
also seems to be a bit fickle minded.
More posting to follow.