10.10, Firestarter

Asked by peter on 2010-11-22

Hello

I would execute Firestarter. But if I execute it, I'll get the error-message

Insufficient priveliges. You must have root privileges to use firestarter.

But it's also possible to execute Firestarter as a normal user. In this case I should update th file /etc/sudoers. But the update is not possible and I get the error-message

The document could not be saved, as it was not possible to write to /etc/sudoers.
Check that you have write access to this file or that enough disk space is available.

What do I have to do to get the write access for /etc/sudoers? Now only root has this permission. Thanks in advance.
Peter

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Try:

gksudo firestarter

Soul-Sing (soulzing) said : #2

Don't edit sudoers and please do not use firestarter. it isn't maintained for several years now.
Purge firestarter, and use GUFW, which is a great way to manage netfilter (the actual firewall) via iptables.
so: sudo apt-get purge firestarter
sudo apt-get install gufw
sudo ufw enable

Soul-Sing (soulzing) said : #3

Don't edit sudoers and please do not use firestarter. it isn't maintained for several years now.
Purge firestarter, and use GUFW, which is a great way to manage netfilter (the actual firewall) via iptables.
so: sudo apt-get purge firestarter
sudo apt-get install gufw
sudo ufw enable

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #4

Thanks actionparsnip. Thanks leoquant.