Firewall: receiving common error message for IPTABLES under Mandrake 8.1
I'm trying to rebuild my firewall in the wake of a hard drive death.
New HD, fresh installation of Drake 8.1 (with Ximian Red Carpet updates); using Gnome.
When I try to build a new firewall (as su root) with either Bastille or Firestarter, I get the following error message(s):
Gnome-UI warning **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication rejected, reason: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.
Insmod: a module named ip_tables already exists
What authentication protocols are at issue here?
I searched for any file named ip_tables (recursively, from /) and found nothing. Why would insmod have reported this and how can I fix it?
*It should be noted that either Bastille or Firestarter still run after these error messages are generated, but their finished results generate a lot of other error messages when the firewall is activated.