setting up firewall

Richard A Downing richard at langside.org.uk
Sat Aug 13 23:07:09 PDT 2005


DJ Lucas wrote:

Do what the book tells
> you and execute '/etc/rc.d/init.d/iptables start' else you are calling
> the iptables binary in /sbin, and start is an invalid argument.
> 


Once-apon-a-time the firewall script was called 'firewall' and IMO this
was a better name for it.  Iptables (the executable) is a program that
sets up the kernel's ip tables, it's not a daemon like, say, cupsd.

R.




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