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RE: [suse-security] Newbie Question re. Firewall2 vs. IPTABLES
From: Ray Leach (raymondlknowledgefactory.co.za)
Date: Tue Jul 22 2003 - 07:08:58 CDT
On Tue, 2003-07-22 at 13:31, Knut Erik Hauslo wrote:
> Hello Uli,
> So if i deactivate firewall2, IPTABLES is still active and i can add my own set of rules (iptables -A TCP etc.) and they are active right away?
No, then you need to write your own shell script and get it to start
when you start your machine.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ulrich Roth [mailto:Rothimpact.de]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 1:25 PM
> To: suse-securitysuse.com
> Subject: AW: [suse-security] Newbie Question re. Firewall2 vs. IPTABLES
> Hi Knut,
> > i am new to SuSE (Linux in generall) and have been fiddeling with
> > firewall 2 for some time.
> > My question is: If i deactivate SuSEfirewall2 (using YaST), will any
> > IPTABLES rule i might create afterward still take action? And if not,
> > where do i enable it (IPTABLES)?
> Iptables is enabled by default. SuSEfirewall2 is only a shell script that runs many many iptables commands, depending on how you configure it. You may create your own script to execute iptables commands, or you may use SuSE's firewall script. SuSE made this script in order to make life easier for admins. Bye
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