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Firewall Foundations -- Beginner Firewall Foundations -- Beginner

The PIVOT Firewall lab is means for individuals to learn how to use a firewall.  Students will build their own virtual environment using Virtual Box and Ubuntu Linux.  In the resulting network, the student will configure one of the Linux systems as the firewall and build a policy to provide the access required in each of the questions.

Due to the large download size (>1 GB), please use the following link for the lab's virtual machine image:



  • Challenge Type: Foundation Tools
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Time Required: 60 to 90 Minutes
  • Keywords: IPtables, Python, Unix tools
  • Author: Eric Arnoth
  • Organization: Wilmington University