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Old 10-03-2003, 12:18 PM   #1
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iptables stopping startx

I trying to start the gui using startx. I have iptables running which seems to stop it from starting. Do I need to open some ports in the firewall so startx will work. I am running Redhat 9.0.

Old 10-03-2003, 11:53 PM   #2
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You have to allow your computer to communicate with itself. Rules that look something like these at the beginning of the input and output chains might help:

iptables -A INPUT --protocol all --in-interface lo --source --destination -j ACCEPT

iptables -A OUTPUT --protocol all --out-interface lo --source --destination -j ACCEPT

Old 10-06-2003, 11:59 AM   #3
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That worked like a charm. I figured it was something simple but nothing I tried seemed to work.



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