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Old 09-23-2010, 10:24 AM   #1
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Can I Prevent an ethernet card from losing secondary IPs on Fedora 10 w/Shorewall?


Hello,
I have a Linux box being used as a firewall with Fedora 10 and shorewall 4.2.10.
Secondary IPs are loaded on the WAN (eth1)card through Shorewall NAT and Rules file. The problem is that if there is a network hickup or if the circuit bounces, the primary IP comes back but I have to reload Shorewall to get the secondary ips back.
Is there a way so that they can automatically reload or just not go away if the connection bounces?
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:17 AM   #2
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seeing as fedora 10 is DEAD ?? why
fedora 10 hit it's End Of Life almost a year ago , there is NO support for it

please install fedora 13 AND stay current
Fedora releases a NEW version EVERY 6 months

in the 3 versions NEWER, fedora 13, this problem might not be a problem

then set fedora 13 to use the newer NetworkManager and NOT the default Network
see:
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-services-f13.html
 
Old 09-27-2010, 10:47 AM   #3
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Hello,
They why is that it is an existing device being used as a firewall and it happens to be Fedora 10. Being new to Fedora I didn't know there was a version 13 available. I was looking for a solution on the existing computer that is inplace and running without having to take the circuit down for an onsite upgrade or building a replacement. I'm also not to sure about remotely doing an upgrade on a otherwise good running system.

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Old 09-27-2010, 11:02 AM   #4
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I checked the link above and if an upgrade is the way to go then I need to know if the upgrade just upgrades the Fedora version leaving any istalled programs and their settings intact or does it wipe the hdd and all of the shorewall and any other settings are lost during the process?
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:33 PM   #5
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if you are going to use a "research and Development" & Testing distro " Fedora" as a firewall ( not a good idea , not even a "bad" idea - but a very bad idea)

there is NO WAY to "upgrade fedora from 10 to 13 [/b]

you will NEED TO reformat the whole computer to ext4 partition format and do a clean install AFTER the reformat of the drive

the only way is to reinstall on a newly reformatted hdd -- no if's and's or butts

there is and never will be any more support for 10 -- it is DEAD .

then when fedora 14 comes out in 4 months ( if you made a 1 gig /boot partition , and NOT the default 100meg,
you canuse "preupgrade" to upgrade to 14 ( maybe - it mostly works - ) then 6 months after that do the same for fedora 15

you get the point EVERY 6 months you will NEED to upgrade to the NEW version


------------ recommendation --------------
reformat and do a clean install of CentOS 5.5
cent is a LONG LIFE distro DESIGNED for servers ( and use as a firewall )
CentOS / RHEL has a 5 year life span VS. fedora's 13 month life span
 
  


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