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Re: firewall problems !!

daves debian wrote:
I have firestarter installed on my system, I logon as root, start the setup wizard, simple config, test as root, aok, log out and into a user account, aok

re-boot my machine and root is OK but no matter what I configure, my day to day user account cannot access the web, or mail !!!

I thought that default config would set up a firewall for me ??
I have to firestarter --stop
to access the web ...

I admit iptables and IP addresses confuses me,
Can anyone tell me of an idiots firewall ? One even I can set up ?


This is more a kludge than anything else, but I found that firestarter had to be restarted everytime that I connected to the internet in order for me to access the internet. I ended up just putting a one line script in /etc/ppp/ip-up.d that was just "/etc/init.d/firestarter restart" after the shebang part. I just assumed that for some reason firestarter could not deal with the IP changing while it was running.

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