Joss Winn wrote:
I am on 56k dial up so I really can't offer any more advice on your
question than join the suse-security list or mail Marc himself. He is
quick to respond as are the list members.
My firewall fails on boot up because I am not
connected to the net, but
when I dial up, it fires up and all is dandy.
Ah, that's more like what I would have expected to happen in my case
too, if I connect only later in the session.
- Any other
reason I should upgrade to a later version? (The .rpm
updates mentioned at http://www.suse.de/~marc/SuSE.html
seem to exist on the ppc side.)
The firewall is not architecture specific, just kernel version specific.
I just downloaded the appropriate tar.gz and ran the install script.
It was just as easy to install as a RPM. I think people on the
suse-security list trust Marc's latest firewalls. He is certainly very
confident about them. Don't think you have to stick with RPMs. Remember
that his latest versions are unofficial updates to the SuSE rpms, so I
personally would trust them more.
Thanks for the advice - I've downloaded SuSEfirewall 4.8 from Marc's
page, and will probably end up installing it. It's just that I was a
bit more confident in my own ability to *uninstall* an .rpm, in case
anything goes wrong :-) (Also, I felt not quite ready to use a "beta"
for my first firewall experience.)
The 7.1 distribution has a SuSEfirewall.rpm, but it's not so easy to
figure out what version/files it contains, which kernel it supports,
and what the dependencies are. Is this info readily available anywhere
on the web, à la rpmfind? At least not in these natural places,
(I hope I don't come across as a whiner for deploring this. Of course,
*now* that my Linux box is online, I can find out all this information
by ftping an rpm query, but this kind of assumes that all problems have
already been solved, right? Also it seems to assume that I dug the German
, to find out that
the 7.0 "firewals.rpm" has become "SuSEfirewall.rpm" in 7.1.)
Hmmm, as long as it's working, I better stop bitching :-) Thanks a lot
for the response,