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Re: errors in firestarter

On Tue, 2003-04-15 at 22:33, Roberto Sanchez wrote:
> Recently I began getting this error message when I start firestarter.  I 
> recompiled my kernel this past weekend, but in my new kernel iptables is 
> compiled in (instead of being a module).
> When I execute iptables -nL I get output (not empty, but I still don't 
> understand iptables well enough to know what it all means).
> Is this a problem?  How do I know if my firewall is functional?
For starters I just started using gShield and Im very very happy with
Now, to check if your firewall is functional, you must nmap it from
another host.  That should tell you exactly what is open and what is

> modprobe: Can't locate module ip_tables
> Gdk-WARNING **: locale not supported by C library
> iptables: No chain/target/match by that name
> iptables: No chain/target/match by that name
> iptables: No chain/target/match by that name
> Firewall script restarted
This generally means that firestarter is trying to access a function of
iptables that isnt there anymore.  When you recomipled your kernel, did
you change the iptable configuration at all?  That is probably the
problem.  I personally have 99% of iptables compiled as a module and
only the bare minimum of it compiled in.  gShield loads all the modlues
it needs and it is very efficient from what I can tell with the tests my
roommate and I have put it through.

Scott Henson <debian-list@silvercoin.dyndns.org>

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