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Old 08-30-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
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Firewall in slackware 13. Where is guarddog


The first thing I do when I install a new version of slackware is install guarddog and set up the firewall. I cannot find guarddog on slackbuilds. Is there any particular reason why it is not there? Is there an alternative with a slackbuild that I can use?

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Old 08-30-2009, 02:58 PM   #2
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The slackbuild probably just hasn't been updated for Slackware 13.0 yet.

It might not even need any changes to work with 13, try the 12.2 slackbuild.
 
Old 08-30-2009, 02:59 PM   #3
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Probably the 12.2 SlackBuild script can be applied to Slackware 13.0 too. Be sure to edit any parameters inside the script before running it.

http://slackbuilds.org/result/?search=guarddog&sv=12.2

Edit: piratesmack was quicker

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Old 08-30-2009, 03:03 PM   #4
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The ChangeLog for the most recent updates to SlackBuilds.org has the following to say:
Quote:
Originally Posted by slackbuilds.org mailing list
The following entries were not checked at all for 13.0, as we simply ran
out of time to do them. We know that some of these were likely
mentioned on the mailing list, but we were too busy trying to get
everything ready for the release of 13.0. Sorry for the inconvenience,
but maybe we'll be ready for new submissions pretty soon...
<snip>
network/galaxium: Removed.
network/ganglia: Removed.
network/guarddog: Removed.
network/heimdal: Removed.
network/hping3: Removed.
</snip>
As piratesmack mentioned, the 12.2 build might work perfectly well. You could also email the maintainer to see if they've got an update ready, but that they haven't been able to submit yet (I have updates for many of the packages I maintain, for example, but I can't upload them yet). Otherwise, Google "guarddog slackbuild" and you might get lucky
 
Old 08-30-2009, 03:13 PM   #5
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Thanks all.

This gives the impression that guarddog is a low priority for the maintainers of slackbuilds.org. Is this because they think that there is are better ways of getting up a firewall?
 
Old 08-30-2009, 03:22 PM   #6
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Thanks all.

This gives the impression that guarddog is a low priority for the maintainers of slackbuilds.org. Is this because they think that there is are better ways of getting up a firewall?
It probably just means real life got in the way of updating the SlackBuild script.
 
Old 08-30-2009, 03:53 PM   #7
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Thanks all.

This gives the impression that guarddog is a low priority for the maintainers of slackbuilds.org. Is this because they think that there is are better ways of getting up a firewall?
This is usually not up to the maintainers of the site. All they do is look at submissions and make sure they meet the standards that are required by slackbuilds.org. This should be done by the maintainer of the package. As others have said, that person might already have it updated, or could be in the process of doing it now.

But as far as setting up a firewall, as with many things in linux, there are a multitude of different programs out there that can accomplish that. The benefit to this is you have many choices to choose from to find one that meets your needs. For some, this program may not do what they need it to (some just like to edit iptables by hand), but unless there are gaping security holes or features that are missing that are present in other programs, I see no reason to change to a different program.
 
Old 08-30-2009, 06:26 PM   #8
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Well I've tried using the 12.2 slackbuild edited and got this

Quote:
checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking target system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /bin/ginstall -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for kde-config... not found
configure: error: The important program kde-config was not found!
Please check whether you installed KDE correctly.
 
Old 08-31-2009, 03:19 AM   #9
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Just had a look at the guarddog site
Quote:
Download
Stable Version

Requires either KDE 3 and Linux kernel series 2.2 or higher.
So I guess it will not work with KDE 4
 
Old 08-31-2009, 04:13 AM   #10
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In the meantime to provide cover, look in your old install /etc/rc.d/ for rc.firewall, if you have one copy it to your new install and run, as root
Code:
/etc/rc.d/rc.inet2 restart
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:23 AM   #11
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Thanks. I have installed shoreline and am using the sample files for one interface. Hope that gives me the protection I need.
 
Old 08-31-2009, 09:36 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by arubin View Post
Well I've tried using the 12.2 slackbuild edited and got this
Code:
checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking target system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /bin/ginstall -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for kde-config... not found
configure: error: The important program kde-config was not found!
Please check whether you installed KDE correctly.
It might still be possible to do this. Do you have the KDE3-compat packages installed? I am not sure the what all is included with those packages, and I am not sure what all the program needs to compile, but it might be enough.
 
Old 08-31-2009, 10:28 AM   #13
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Well I installed the whole kde-compat diretcory and got a bit further
Quote:
checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.0 and < 4.0) (headers and libraries) not found. Please check your installation!
For more details about this problem, look at the end of config.log.
root@LavanKossot:/home/alan/packages/guarddog#
 
Old 08-31-2009, 10:37 AM   #14
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Did you also install

Code:
qt3-3.3.8b-i486-opt1.txz
It should be in that directory as well. If so, then you probably need to specify for it to use the qt3 libs, but I don't remember how to do that off the top of my head.
 
Old 08-31-2009, 10:39 AM   #15
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Yes I installed everything in the directory
 
  


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