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    Default Linux and different distros

    I have a Bigfoot killer nic that has
    Linux installed in it`s chip. It also has a USB port for adding what they call FNAApps. I hope I do not get Flamed but I have not Finished my computer build to install ubutu 7.10 on an external hard drive to attach to the killer nic`s usb port. I do not know if different distro`s work well with each other.
    I have the killer nic and have a few concerns I would I like to ask. I am concerned about how to set up the firewall and or additional software to encrypt so spammers or sites could not gather my IP or my DNS. Privacy is becoming something that is determined by big business regardless of individuals doing on line banking, family history, or emails as well as general browsing. I want to control how my computer acts and who is allowed to gather information. I agree that activation should be allowed but programs that rename themselves into a common service for harmful intent should be blocked. Can an ordinary Linux program encrypt your ip, dns, and browsing as well as control what programs do to prevent key loggers, Spam and such. a program like neotrace to actually track the offender down to report to authorities of their harmful intent so gamers don`t have to worry about such things. a customizable interface for Telnet, FTP, Bit torrent, and game patches with additional options as well as security - encryption tracing would be nice. With G mail, Google, and Microsoft operating systems - live mail - messenger; they really have alot of access to what we do, where we shop, or on line telecommuting ( voip).
    I am not a programmer, I wish I was, but I do realize the need to keep our lives and information private. No one needs to know what game I play as long as it is authentic. Is there something in the works to address this or can I install any Linux distro program to do what I want to do.

    I have contacted the distributor of the killer nic for help but nothing so far. I am very new but I am reading slowly as how to use the Linux operating system. I do on line banking, shopping, family history, and my wife has a possible job doing telecommuting.
    Has anyone dealt with this type of situation, which programs to use for protection, as well as encryption for privacy. I was curious if I should try Backtrack instead of ubuntu 7.10.

    Thank you

    ironleg

    ( I am ready to learn but don't know where to begin. my ATI Radion HD3870 video card arrives Monday so I can Install and start to practice with my external usb 120 gig hard drive hooked to my killer nic.)I apologize for my spelling and sentence structure, but epilepsy is a real downer.

    Also I have decided to pay for a CBT from miles2, they have career academy do the dvd materials for a Certified Pet testing specialist- is this a good school.

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    Irongleg,

    Welcome.

    Unfortunately you're in the wrong place, this forum is specifically for discussion of the Back|Track penetration testing Linux distro. It isn't a discussion forum that would cover the sorts of questions that you're asking, as they don't directly pertain to Back|Track.

    I wish you the best of luck in getting the answers that you seek. I'm sure once you're a little further down the path you're taking you will rediscover Back|Track and have many questions - I look forward to seeing you again then

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    thank you for the reply. I will learn more about linux - but still vist to learn what I can LOL!

    Thank you and best wishes!
    Merry Christmas!

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    Ironleg,

    Wish you luck on your learning journey, I would really like to help. If you have any specific questions or if you can tell me what exactly do you need advice in, like which anti-virus to purchase or the things you are worried about... are you on a LAN, WLAN ? and you want to secure it ? ...maybe I can help

    Have a nice day

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    Ironleg: we have a general IT related discussion section, so I've moved this post to there.
    Non-BT specific "IT related" questions are welcome there

    This actually looks like quite an interesting device - think I'll go get one

    http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS4305735670.html

    Anyone got one of these things already??
    Comments?

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