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Old 07-30-2006, 08:56 PM   #1
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I would like to be able to receive a message when Suse's firewall stops a program from using a port. In windows xp, the firewall will give you a message asking what you want to do whenever a program attempts to use a blocked port. Is there a way to get this same thing to happen in Linux? (I realise you would have to enter the root password every time the firewall stops something)
Old 07-31-2006, 01:08 AM   #2
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If you are simply looking for logging information, and not a "what should we do with this?" type of prompting, you can log to the root window using something like root-tail. You could also look for something a little fancier, I'm sure a gkrellm log viewer exists. Otherwise, if you are looking for something that is going to prompt you when you drop a packet or whatever, I [thankfully] haven't seen anything like that floating around. Quite obtrusive if you ask me; the rare occasion I spend more than a few minutes on a windows machine and get prompted with 15 pop up windows from the system task bar, I want to throw the machine through a window...

Old 08-01-2006, 05:35 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by MasterC
...on a windows machine and get prompted with 15 pop up windows from the system task bar, I want to throw the machine through a window...
Wouldn't that be a recursion without a terminating condition?



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