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Old 04-04-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
ebacon
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Minimalist Firewall with Slackware 14.0


Hello,

This is my first post in the forum. I am playing with Linux again after a ten year hiatus. I started with Slackware and recently purchased Slackware 14.0. My goal is to build a minimalist firewall to keep selected cookies out of my house.

The first problem I ran into was getting multiple network cards alive in with the kernel. That leads to my questions.

1) What do I need to copy from the CDs to compile kernel support for multiple cards? and
2) What directories do I copy them to so that I don't break the package updaters?

They are simple questions but stem from my previous experience with Linux. Back then I had time to burn to figure out the file permissions that I broke. Not so much anymore.

Thanks in advance for your help and keeping software open.

Last edited by ebacon; 04-04-2013 at 10:36 PM.
 
Old 04-04-2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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Your network cards should work right out of the box.

You can find out if they have been detected by running:

Code:
# dmesg | grep eth
How did you configure your network during installation?
 
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:25 PM   #3
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rkelson,

Thanks for your help. The network cards are recognized.

During installation I simply followed the prompts. I don't recall all the details. It was mostly reflexive after my experience ten years ago. Back then I did not have an appreciation for fixed IP vs DHCP, domain names, any of that stuff. It took me a good year to become semi-proficient and I enjoyed the experience. Now I just want to get things done a little faster while staying with the Slack club.
 
  


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