[CentOS] Firewall for virtual machines

Agile Aspect agile.aspect at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 22:48:18 UTC 2009

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 1:50 PM, MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> I realize I'm not getting a lot of questions answered here lately, and
> I'm going to presume that this is for legitimate reasons (i.e., people
> don't know or are too busy to think about it), not because they seem
> stupid (if they do, please tell me, on the list or privately).
> I run Windows as a VMWare guest on top of my CentOS host, and I
> generally have not used a firewall on the guest.  This is partly
> because I only run it rarely, and it seems like a waste when it's
> running on a host that has its own, pretty effective firewall, but
> today I began to wonder - would it be a bad idea (or a complete waste)
> to use a firewall, like ZoneAlarm, on my Windows guest OS?

In addition to running Microsoft's free firewall, I also run
Microsoft's antivirus/malware software which is also free.

This is on a dual boot netbook - and I typically only use Windows for
either for my MagicJack phone or debugging user issues.

      Enjoy global warming while it lasts.

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