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Re: question on firewall-script from firewall-howto-manual

On 2006-03-18 Richard Palfalvi wrote:
> first: I am not a firewall-specialist at all, I'd rather say a
> complete newbie to this topic.

Then I'd suggest you read some of the really great tutorials at [1]

> For my smal LAN (two laptops with the latest ubuntu on it and one
> debian-sarge server) I am using a script called rc.firewall-2.4 to
> have a "simple" firewall and IP_masquerading-functionality. This one
> runs without problemes.
> But I'd like to use a better (stronger firewall) one as the script
> itself recomends it.
> Therefore I tried the script "rc.firewall-2.4-stronger" but it didn't
> work at all :-(

Please describe what you want to achieve, what you tried and HOW EXACTLY
it "didn't work at all". And if you must send entire scripts, please
remove AT LEAST the comment lines.

> I just changed two lines: I un-#ed the lines for the
> internal-dhcp-server-section as I am using one on my server.

Why do you need DHCP to traverse your firewall?

[1] http://www.netfilter.org/

Ansgar Wiechers
"All vulnerabilities deserve a public fear period prior to patches
becoming available."
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