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Old 08-14-2008, 10:03 AM   #1
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Question Bridging and IPtables question! :)

Do I need an IP tables front-end (such as shorewall) to communicate between 3 bridged interfaces?

I have bridged (or at least i think I have) 3 of my network interfaces.

?? should 3 bridged interfaces pass packets to each other???

I am trying to create my first firewall...sofar i can get the NICs to pass information from one to another within the system.

??any help?? im beginning to think im not doing anything wrong at all...(with the bridging) other than not looking at a larger picture...
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You shouldn't need a GUI tool, no. What are the problems you're
facing? And as this thread is better of in our networking forum.

And with these words I'm moving it.


Old 08-15-2008, 07:19 PM   #3
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Uhh...thanks alot

because, shorewall is NOT and DOES NOT have a GUI, its a set of scripts that run one time and turn off... (a FRONT-END)and second...all the people who ACTUALLY LOOK at posts, and help ppl with them...are in the newb section.

and who ARE YOU... to say im NOT a newbie?? huh?? appearently (from what you said in your reply )you should be posting in that section more often, and if you really want to know what my problem is now... you moved my posting. now noone is going to reply....

~how "coppish" of you

ha! it even says "NEWBIE" under my name. ill bet you 10 bucks... that i can file a lawsuite aginst, on that basis alone. the newbie section (last time i checked) is a pretty open and free place to post, simply because; DEFINE - NEWBIE, and then think about all the stuff that "us", or self-titled "guru".... think about all the stuff we DONT know! look, were all going to be newbies forever, its called expansion of the mind, or brian, if you have one. learning is what its all about, and if some moderator wants to complain because i posted in THE ONLY section where people help, the only section ive gotten help from... well... you can imagine what im saying.

your gonna love my 158 IQ my friend

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Old 08-15-2008, 08:06 PM   #4
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No idea what you're on about, I didn't get an opportunity
to have a look at shorewall because its website is broken;
Warning: main(HTTP.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/groups/s/sh/shorewall/htdocs/index.php on line 3

Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required 'HTTP.php' (include_path='') in /home/groups/s/sh/shorewall/htdocs/index.php on line 3
but commonly when people talk about front-ends they mean GUI.

And I don't care whether you're a newbie or not, the thread topic,
as it involves bridging three interfaces, belongs in networking.
We won't be shuffling your threads around as you advance, and the
categories aren't based around your experience but thematically.


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try not to be too hard on this guy Tinkster, I dont think he means any harm, I just think he's off his head!

he's got a bigger ego than I have! I didnt think it was possible! He's like the incredible hulk of ego! actually I think its just enthusiasm that gets out of control.

kylibar, its not a bad thing to have an ego, but you have to be careful to stay respectful.

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Old 08-16-2008, 12:22 PM   #6
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I'm sure we can help you through this. I gather that you have decided not to use a front end? If you post your iptables rules I can most likely show you what is wrong/what your missing.


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