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Old 11-16-2002, 07:31 AM   #1
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Angry Mandrake - Firewall problem


Hi all,

wasn't sure which forum to put this in.

I'm a linux newbie (uh oh) - I have a fresh installation of Mandrake 9 running KDE on my laptop. All was well till I went poking around in the Control Panel security settings looking for a firewall I could use.

Now, while I can still connect to the internet, I can't access email or web pages via my browser.

Not sure where access setting live - didn't think I changed anything.

help appreciated.

despite this hiccup, I am very happy to have axed windoze.
 
Old 12-08-2002, 03:06 PM   #2
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Had almost the same problem, tried everything. I gave up, and on advice, changed over to guarddog, no problems at all easy to install understand and operate. It is available from the guaddog website in rpm form for mandrake 9
Tewaru
 
Old 12-08-2002, 04:42 PM   #3
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IMHO tewaru is right. If you installed the Shorewall firewall in Control Centre, you'll find it screwed up - this has appeared in various threads and seems to be a MCC problem. Works for some but doesn't for a lot of other people.

Guarddog is easy to install (just a few ticks in the boxes) and it shows up 'stealth'. Check out the 'Basic configuration' chapter, tick the boxes and choose what you want.......

HTH

Dutch
 
Old 02-16-2003, 02:46 PM   #4
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So what shall we do?
Forget about Shorewall and switch to GuardDog?
 
Old 02-17-2003, 12:57 PM   #5
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I, too, was stymied by Shorewall, uninstalled it, installed guarddog (from 9.0 contrib/ directory on mirrors), used the easy-to-follow tutorial in Help, and have been able to do all the browsing/mail stuff. When there was something not predefined in the protocols I needed to use, rsync, rdate, cvs, I would look for the port used in the manual for that command, in /etc/services, at google, or running an strace on the command to see what port it was trying to use and add that port in Advanced/User Defined.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 02:42 PM   #6
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Thanks everybody. I got the GuardDog and it works. I don't know why the shorewall has to be that complicated, or is it not?
 
Old 02-21-2003, 02:50 PM   #7
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Related question: After I've installed Guarddog, should I disable Shorewall and stop it starting from boot via the MCC?
 
Old 02-21-2003, 02:55 PM   #8
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I would uninstall Shorewall and run guarddog to be sure guarddog is controlling the firewall. When you run guarddog (as root), you can access the tutorial through the Help menu to see how to configure it, if you haven't already. If you've already got it configured, opening it and checking OK will reset the iptables rules.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 03:02 PM   #9
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I've already run Guarddog and seen it reset the iptables. I still couldnt change Shorewall via the MCC, so I stopped it and turned it off from booting, it seems fine. How do I uninstall Shorewall? Via KPackage (in KDE)?
 
Old 02-21-2003, 03:17 PM   #10
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As root, at the command line,

urpme shorewall
 
Old 02-21-2003, 03:28 PM   #11
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Thanks, I'll try it as soon as I've downloaded Apache in windows! 5.25megs vs 56k modem

Time for a whole new can o' worms
 
  


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