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Old 08-15-2004, 12:19 PM   #1
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FW Builder


I'm relatively new to Linux so I built myself a Suse 9.1 machine. So far I have Samba up and running and GCC etc installed but now I have come to try and sort out a firewall. I looked at the inbuilt Suse firewall but it confuses me. All I can see is that it allows you to block ports etc but I cannot find where you can configure certain IP addresses or subnets through on a port but block for all other ip's.
In slight desparation I have started looking at FWBuilder which looks to have a GUI interface which looks to be what I am after. The only trouble is when I try and install the rpm packages on my machine using Yast it goes through to the Yast screen but doesn't appear to actually install anything. If I run a search of the machine using Yast sure enough the FWBuilder components are nowhere to be seen.
I have doublechecked I have downloaded the suse 9.1 rpm files and also used multiple download sources for the files. There are no dependency errors coming up when i try and install the rpm's.
Am I doing anything completely stupid?
Any help gratefully appreciated.

Old 08-15-2004, 05:45 PM   #2
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"whereis fwbuilder" at the cli will show you where is it located. Issuing "fwbuilder" at the cli loads the app, here.
Mine is in /usr/bin/fwbuilder
Old 08-15-2004, 05:55 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply, just sorted it about an hour ago. I had a couple of corrupt rpm's so it wasn't installing properly. All up and running now though and I'm quite impressed with it.



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