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Old 07-01-2005, 05:46 PM   #1
Tofo
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Unhappy SuSE 9.3 firewall won't start


OK, this is what I've done:
1) Run command -> firewall
-Looking at the Start-up window, I see that Current status: Firewall is not running
-Clicking the Start Firewall Now button has no effect, the firewall won't start
-Interface is set to eth0 (as it should with my current system) and the firewall is set to start at
boot
-When trying to save the firewall settings, I get the following error:
Cannot write settings to '/etc/sysconfig/SuSEFirewall' and an error telling that Writing
settings failed.

2) Tried also running Firestarter, but it too refused to start the firewall (unknown error).

3) I've done the YaST System -> System Services (runlevel) and enabled the SuSEFirewall2_setup (was already enabled though).

So, what am I doing wrong here? Is my install borked or is it just something I fail to see/do? Any help is greatly appreciated, I'm still quite the n00b when it comes to Linux
 
Old 07-02-2005, 12:59 PM   #2
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Try running system repair or what ever it is called from the DVD or CD. It will look at your system and determine what is borked up.
 
Old 07-03-2005, 04:52 PM   #3
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Well, I went ahead and did a complete re-install of SuSE... only to find that firewall setup was located under YaST -> Security and User -> Firewall It seems that trying to start the firewall setup from Run Command isn't the correct way to do it. Anyway, I got the basic firewall stuff set up although Firestarter still won't start... I guess Guarddog is a good alternative if I don't want to start messing with the IPtables stuff (which I don't).

In any case, thanks for your suggestion bluesman I guess I better finish that admin manual before I start doing anything else
 
Old 07-03-2005, 06:22 PM   #4
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HAHAHA I just asssumed you knew that. Shame on me. The SUSE firewall is pretty comprehensive, even though it looks simplistic. You might try going to a firewall tester site to see how you are doing, before messing with IPtables misery.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 08:56 PM   #5
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Hehe, I guess i should have Anyway, already did a security check on the Gibson Research Corporatiom website and everything checks out fine.... but again, thanks for the suggestion Now I'm off to figure out how to enable 3D on my Mobility Radeon 9700
 
  


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