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Old 04-24-2007, 03:15 AM   #1
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Distribution: slackware 12.0, Vector Linux STD 6.0 and 5.8, ZenWalk 4.6.1, OpenBSD 3.9
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rc.firewall and rc.netfilter interchangeable?

hello guys, can i use Zenwalk's rc.netfilter in my slack 10.2? il just rename it to rc.firewall..

and can i also use the rc.firewall of VL 5.1 SOHO in my slack 10.2? i've scanned my rc.firewall in VL and i saw somethings like "VASM generated etc.." will this be ok if i'll use it as my rc.firewall in slack?
Old 04-24-2007, 04:50 AM   #2
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Read documents, they tell everything you need to know. Probably the important factor is which iptables/netfilter versions you are using; if they're more or less the same (i.e. you're using iptables on each machine and not the old ipchains somewhere). Basically I think the commands haven't changed much, except from ipchains -> iptables. So yes, you should be all right. Also read
man iptables
The filename isn't important. The important thing is that iptables can read the file's contents and understand the commands. After you've read the file (and therefore applied the rules), check
iptables -L
and see if everything looks good.


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