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Old 11-29-2004, 03:19 PM   #1
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Susefirewall2 configuration

Hey All,

I'm new to the SuSEfirewall2 world. I'm used to iptables myself. It's awfully similar with one major issue for me. I would like to setup some very discreet firewall rules (ie: block incoming tcp:445, netbios, etc) on my firewall rules. So far, I have not been able to find anything that will really give me that type of ability with the config. I know I can go ahead and manually edit the config file. Only thing is, I can only find rules to allow traffic through, not block certain types.

Anybody got an idea of what would be a "Webmin" equivalent gui of setting firewall rules to SuSEfirewall2?

Old 11-29-2004, 05:20 PM   #2
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If you are already used to iptables, you could do what I do on my SuSE machines. Ditch SuSEFirewall2 completely (disable it) and write your own script for firewalling. It works fine as long as iptables is installed. I don't trust GUI's for firewall configuration for two reasons, the first being I have yet to find one that is worth a crap, and the other is the sheer disaster Guarddog caused me a while back. Trust me.. Write it yourself and you will have a better firewall.
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Re: Susefirewall2 configuration

Originally posted by don_wombat
Anybody got an idea of what would be a "Webmin" equivalent gui of setting firewall rules to SuSEfirewall2?

The GUI equivelant would be to run YAST2 and edit the firewall rules inside YAST. I agree with the previous post though, create your own. If you want a GUI, use PHP or PERL and create a web-based editing page.


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