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My change to Etch from Sarge (new installation) is a bit of a headache up until now.
Although I successfully installed Firestarter as my firewall (using Synaptic at first and then uninstalling and installing again with apt-get install) it isn't starting when I enter my normal Gnome session (/etc/init.d/firestarter status = Firestarter is stopped).
It starts OK when I open the front end and test again.
I'm also having trouble while deactivating all the unneeded services (ssh, exim4, and so). For some reason rpcbind doesn't want to go off. I have thoroughly followed the /etc/rc2.d/README instructions on how to set services off. I only have succeeded making chmod -x to the /init.d/portmap file, as I do in Slackware, but I understand that's not the right way to do it in Debian. Is it?
Please, although I welcome all kinds of advice, the "change to Guarddog" answer is not an option. I am very happy with this firewall in several other distros (including Sarge).
nscd - Name Service Cache Daemon
A daemon which handles passwd, group and host lookups for running programs and caches the results for the next query. You should install this package only if you use slow Services like LDAP, NIS or NIS+
firestarter "Authentication Rejected...failed" in Lenny boot
I tried moving firestarter boot script around, calling firestarter in /etc/rc.local and in gnome-sessions (start programs) and so forth. Alas, only way to get it started is from root terminal with
# firestarter --start-hidden &
i use wicd, wlan0 and a router. Network monitor and iptables are installed.