Mailinglist Archive: opensuse-security (375 mails)

< Previous Next >
Re: [suse-security] iptables --status
  • From: linux@xxxxxxxxx (Dirk Janßen)
  • Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 08:49:43 +0200
  • Message-id: <buqfpushkp5a8e2doe8ph2246cff135m57@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hallo Susan Buczak <sbuczak2@xxxxxxxxxxx>,

on Sun, 29 Sep 2002 19:03:58 -0400 you wrote in

>Hey Dirk, run a man personal-firewall query and see what you find on
>Suse 8.0.

Your point. But i did not really mean "man personal...", it was meant more
generally: _Read_ news, postings and books and understand them before
posting to the mailinglist...

But if you like: Go to SuSE support database and ask for "firewall". Then
you will get for example two links concerning SuSE 8.0:

|ISDN Gateway for Private Networks in SuSE Linux 8.0 or Higher (23.07.2002)
|DSL Gateway for Private Networks in SuSE Linux 8.0 or Higher (23.07.2002)

Both have hints for using personal-firewall.

BTW: I wrote directly to your mailbox, because the mail did not really
concern the SuSE-List. Why do you post you answer cross the mailinglist,
quoting my whole mail and even writing on top of it?!?


Don't understand, please be more expressive...

>matter of fact search every help doc has on the web and see
>what you find too.
>zilch or next to it. personal-firewall blocks all incoming
>connections... and that is about it.

Yes, this is the normal function of _this_ kind of "firewall", which starts
automatically after the complete instalation of SuSE linux. If you like to
get ist a bit more differential you have to use SuSEfirewall2. Oh, sorry,
you can't find it with man or through the help, i think...

>likewise run your normal iptables commands on see what you find on suse 8.0.

It tells me that i have to use "iptables -h oder iptables --help for more

>no normally I don't run Suse Dirk hope that is OK with you.

Hm, i don't think, linux was made for people, who even have difficulties in
installing Windows, thats all.

>I Installed
>it by just whistling at it how did you do yours?

With my recently system i put in my CDs from SuSE 7.0, installed it,
configured it, updated to SuSE 7.2 and 7.3 and finally updated to 8.0 by
sliding in the DVD. Ok, first of all i started reading some news and books
some years ago. And this is the point i don't understand with newbies like
you: You like to use a hype system and all you are willing to do is to ask
some people who already do it. But you seem not to be willing to read any
books or manuals on your own, asking a mailinglist is so much easier, isn't


Dirk Janssen | Fon: +49 (0)641 9502070 | PGP-Key available
Giessen, Germany | Fax: +49 (0)641 9502071 | at pgp@xxxxxxxxx

< Previous Next >