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canuck_dude 02-01-2007 12:25 AM

Firewall Start at Boot
 
Hey,

I made a firewall using iptables and have it in a shell script. How do I make the script execute at boot time so it gets automatically setup? I tried putting it in the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file but it always crashes my computer when I restart. I'm using Fedora Core 6.

wildar 02-01-2007 01:04 AM

First you should test the script before including it any start up scripts. Use your favorite text editor, enter the stuff, save and exit. From a shell make it executable using chmod, example
Code:

chmod 744 testscript
Then run the script and see what happens.

Might help if you posted the script in code box for us to review.

canuck_dude 02-01-2007 01:24 AM

I've already tested script and there's nothing wrong with it.

wildar 02-01-2007 01:30 AM

Ok then, lets have a look at the rc.local with your script included.

canuck_dude 02-01-2007 01:38 AM

Code:

#!/bin/sh
#
# This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.
# You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't
# want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.
#

touch /var/lock/subsys/local

. /etc/rc.d/rc.firewall


MQMan 02-01-2007 01:59 AM

Not sure why it would "crash" your system, but you don't need the (dot space) at the front of the line when you're running it from rc.local.

Cheers.


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