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Old 10-15-2003, 11:47 AM   #1
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PortSentry Question


Hi all,

[ Quick Question ] I have recently installed PortSentry, and was wondering will it interfere with my firewall script which I have installed in my rc.local file.


Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 05:33 PM   #2
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It shoudnt do...

IIRC it maintained its own list of IP's to block, and also a log of port scans etc.

When i installed it on slackware, i did put the command to start it in rc.local, but i had written my fw script in a new file rc.iptables, and was calling that from rc.M. Evenso, it should be ok to start PS from the same file as your iptables stuff.

To recap... No, it is unlikely that it will interfere with your firewall script.

Jason
 
Old 10-15-2003, 06:33 PM   #3
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Thanks jason.. What is rc.M, is that slackware specific ( excuse my newbieness )


Michael
 
Old 10-16-2003, 12:26 PM   #4
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Thanks jason.. What is rc.M, is that slackware specific ( excuse my newbieness )


Michael
/etc/rc.d/rc.M

That is the Multiuser startup script, it contains a lot of commands to be started when you boot into multiuser mode(default).

It is a slackware specific file AFAIK.

Jason
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:12 PM   #5
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it is a slackware thing cause for redhat it would be /etc/rc.d/rc.local
it all depends on the distro
 
Old 10-17-2003, 08:31 AM   #6
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I am quite interested in Slackware. I installed it once [ Phew!] lets say i learned a thing or 9 when I was installing it, after the install I had to manually edit the XFree86 file [WoW!] that was the first time I had ever seen that file, never mind editing it [ ToTal Newbie ] but hey it worked. Although I think I was using Gnome-0.-1, I could have hung a wet duffal coat with half bricks in the pocket off of some of the desktop icons.......Also darkseed2g3,excellent Quotes:

Computers are like air conditioners, when windows are open , it just dont seem to work right.....Quality

Windows has not detected a keyboard. Press F1 to reboot.... Classic lol


Thanks

lub0
 
Old 10-17-2003, 09:54 AM   #7
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I actually got that error , after a fresh install of Windows 95
 
  


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