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Old 10-15-2002, 06:44 AM   #1
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How to use SuSEFirewall

First I want to thank everyone that has helped me with all of my past questions. I don't think I've ever posted a question here without getting the help needed, or at least being pointed in the right direction.

Now that that's out of the way, Does anybody know where I can read up on or figure out how to use SuSEFirewall. I'm an American living in Germany, meaning I get SuSE a few weeks before all you stateside dwellers, but I don't understand most all of the manuals. Any Suggestions?
Old 10-15-2002, 01:11 PM   #2
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the quickest way is to use yast2 ->security&users->firewall and answer the questions presented. here's a good page if you want to do it manually
as always, if you hand edit config files on a suse box, make sure to run SuSEconfig when done so that your changes won't get overwritten.
Old 10-16-2002, 10:21 AM   #3
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I've seen this posted before, but haven't quite understood. What do you mean by running SuSEconfig ? I've been using SuSE since 7.0 and never really got that :-)
Old 10-16-2002, 12:58 PM   #4
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SuSEconfig is a command, it runs everytime you change someting via yast so it saves the changes needed in the files needed, if you edit your files manually you need to execute SuSEconfig manually also, on a console(as root) type:


and it will execute the program making all necessary changes on your system.


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