The nuts and bolts => Networking & Security => Topic started by: davidlondonuk on January 25, 2011, 09:18:05 am

Title: VL6 Std Gold firewall setup? [solved]
Post by: davidlondonuk on January 25, 2011, 09:18:05 am

I have noticed that in /etc/rc.d/init.d there is a firewall service, having looked at the script, it starts a firestarter iptables firewall. I am a bit confused as I set a desktop firewall to start at boot with vasm but that must be the rc.firewall script in /etc/rc.d?

What I did notice in /etc/rc.d/rc.firewall is the ability to give it your own script to start eg /etc/firewall-sosdg/rc.firewall. If you do that, should you comment out or remove the ports you opened with vasm?

Another confusing thing is that vasm configures rc.firewall (I think) with a plain & simple gui, vasmCC starts the gui firestarter wizard? Why the difference?

I am a bit confused how the VL6 firewall operates any advice would be appreciated.

Solution: Grannygeek answered this question in a previous post I had about VL6 firewall setup-vasm uses /sbin/vfirewall script to configure the firewall either rc.firewall or firestarter wizard. If you use vasmCC it will just use firestarter to setup the firewall. However on my box firestarter seems to crash so I opted for rc.firewall.