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SuSEfirewall question
  • From: Jason McDonald <jasonm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 13:09:57 +1000 (EST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0008091256250.22876-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hello Everyone,

I have recently setup a firewall box using SuSE 6.4, where the interface
to the internet (eth0) gets its IP address from a DHCP server and while
perusing /var/log/messages I came upon the following entries, which seem
to repeat at intervals of between 20 and 90 seconds.

Aug 9 13:09:43 wallaby dhclient: DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to
port 67
Aug 9 13:09:43 wallaby kernel: Packet log: input DENY eth0
PROTO=17 L=339 S=0x00 I=15633 F=0x0000
T=128 (#81)

Am I correct in thinking that this means that responses from the DHCP
server are being blocked by the firewall? And if so, how do I fix the

I already have FW_SERVICE_DHCLIENT="yes" in my
/etc/rc.config.d/firewall.rc.config file and cannot think of anywhere else
that I need to do anything to permit DHCP to work properly.

Any help would be much appreciated,
Jason McDonald
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