Using firestarter to generate an iptables script
Using firestarter to generate an iptables script can be quite useful if you need to tweek or know the status of your firewall remotely and do not have X11 forwarding. The same procedure can be used with any similar GUI that sets your iptables rules.
The procedure is quite simple. With firestarter configured and your base set of rules in place and operating:
iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables
You can then edit /etc/sysconfig/iptables remotely and restart your firewall
To see its new status: