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Old 09-22-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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issue with iptables

slackware 12.2
iptables is installed
problem: no rc.firewall in rc.d
( am i missing something or is that the right location)
Old 09-22-2009, 07:00 PM   #2
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You have to create the rc.firewall using "iptables" commands. You can get an automatically generated rc.firewall file at this link: You can then later on customized it to your needs. One more thing: you have to chmod +x the rc.firewall once you placed it in rc.d. For a secure setup, also make the file readable and writable only for the user root.
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There is also a pretty good one at the linuxfromscratch site here. Scroll down to personal firewall (or whatever you need).
Old 09-22-2009, 09:11 PM   #4
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cool man thanks alot. i have been using guarddog and i dont like it. feel like i am trying to work while wearing think ski gloves on. Also, you think slack is a good distro to use if your looking at getting into using linux in a professional setting?


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