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Old 07-20-2008, 03:10 PM   #1
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Firestarter to start automatically


I have installed firestarter but I do not understand how to get it to run at bootup. I have seen some explanations on how to do it but didn't understand. Does anyone have a novice explanation for starting it at bootup? Also have a question on lp tables. What are they, are they automatically installed in linux, if not how do I install and use them?
 
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Also have a question on lp tables. What are they, are they automatically installed in linux, if not how do I install and use them?
Basically, iptables is a utility that lets you control your linux firewall. I believe they are installed by default and can be controlled either by editing the rules in /etc/sysconfig/iptables (fedora, centos) or through a GUI application:
system-config-securitylevel (centos)
system-config-firewall (fedora)

there's a nice tutorial on iptables
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/w...Using_iptables

Which distro are you using?

btw, firestarter is just another GUI utility to control iptables

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Iam using ubuntu.
 
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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IptablesHowTo
 
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[QUOTE=bamafan66;3220828]I have installed firestarter but I do not understand how to get it to run at bootup. I have seen some explanations on how to do it but didn't understand. Does anyone have a novice explanation for starting it at bootup?
 
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As firestarter is just a gui utility to control iptables, which is the actual firewall. Firestarter is just used to modify the rules and to log some messages. If you boot your computer the firewall IS running (iptables). If anything, you could configure firestarter to run only when your GNOME/KDE session starts as it is a GUI utility. If you do need to do it, google:
"firestarter start on boot up ubuntu" I've seen some threads on it.
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