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Old 11-16-2002, 07:37 AM   #1
obisghost
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Thumbs down Firewall Problem (newbie, sorry)


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 11-23-2002, 09:33 AM   #2
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In KDE 3, the settings option is under Start / System Settings / Security Level
 
Old 11-24-2002, 05:23 PM   #3
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Thanks - I found them

Thanks mate - I found them but can't see how to turn the firewall off. I have followed the options in the KDE security settings and chosen not to block anything (no firewall) but still have the same problem.

thanks for your help though - I really appreciated getting a response.
 
Old 11-25-2002, 05:59 AM   #4
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The rules are saved in /etc/sysconfig/iptables and can be manually edited there to comment out specific rules.... (experts only area)

or 'service iptables stop' to clear all rules
& 'chkconfig --level 2345 iptables off" to stop rules being applied at boot time...
 
Old 11-25-2002, 10:44 AM   #5
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For what it's worth - I had problems with Shorewall in Mdk 9 and uninstalled it. I'm now using Guarddog and it was a piece of cake to set up (ticking four boxes)! .....and ports are stealthed.

HTH

Dutch
 
Old 11-26-2002, 03:56 AM   #6
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I'll try both

thanks guys, I'll try peter_robbs solution first and if that doesn't work I'll try getting rid of shorewall (thanks dutch).

I'm stoked you guys gave me the time - kinda thought I'd get lost in here.

I'm only 2 weeks into linux land - I'm not even sure how to uninstall stuff ha ha!

I'll get there

thanks again.
 
Old 11-26-2002, 05:00 AM   #7
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ok - we're halfway there I think.

'service iptables stop' - this is working, I'm on the net right now on my linux system.

'chkconfig --level 2345 iptables off" - this doesn't seem to be working, I rebooted and couldn't access web pages and email again. I re-entered the first command which got me online.

how do I stop this thing closing up when I reboot?

we're getting closer - yee-ha!
 
Old 11-26-2002, 05:16 AM   #8
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I'n no networking guru, ;-) but doesn't 'service iptables stop' actually disable the firewall altogether? Wouldn't something need to be put back in its place?

Dutch
 
Old 11-26-2002, 06:09 AM   #9
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I figured that too

I guessed that would be the case too - figured one problem at a time.
Do you still think getting rid of shorewall alltogether is the best option? (I actually don't know how to do that)
 
Old 11-26-2002, 07:35 AM   #10
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OK I got shorewall off this box - my problem seems to be sorted. Thanks heaps dutch - I always knew you poms were good for something!
Now to hunt up a copy of Guarddog...
then one day maybe I'll get to my soundcard (love your quote)
cheers
 
Old 11-26-2002, 08:16 AM   #11
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guarddog installed - big day in linux land for little me.

thanks folks - over and out
cheers dutch
 
  


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