Originally Posted by Wellington
I want to start my firewall, Firestarter, on Gnome start up... So every time I start my computer I am prompted for the root password. Is there a simple script or command I can issue so Firestarter starts without prompting for the root password?
Actually, unlike Windows firewalls, the part of Firestarter that you see is just a GUI for choosing your firewall settings. Once you've made your settings, Firestarter automatically applies them each time you start your system. You don't have to run the GUI each time you log on, unless you want to change
your settings, or view recent events (intrusion attempts, etc.).
To to verify this, check your system log after you log on. At a command prompt type:
dmesg | less
You should see a message like "Starting the Firestarter Firewall..."
Here's another thread about this, on the Debian forum: