How to configure Firestarter to automatically start with net connection ?

Asked by pradeepthomas on 2011-10-11

1.
Please help me configure FireStarter to start on startup of Net connection.

Presently I have downloaded the Firestarter package and installed it by using the Ubuntu software Resource center, but each time I connect to the net, I need to manually start the Firestarter, which in most cases I forget.

I have gone through the Install Wizard and installed it. Maybe I have not installed it correctly.

2.
Which is the best way to install a fire wall for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

3. Are there any better firewall suggestions ?

Thank you

Pradeep

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actionparsnip
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2011-10-17
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You don't need firestarter to run to have the firewal up. Firestarter is only a GUI to iptables which is a service that runs on boot. iptables is the firewall, not Firestarter

pradeepthomas (pradeepthomas) said : #2

Does it mean that I need not do any thing to have the Firewall up, and
that it is an automated process?

How can i be sure that the firewall is in place. Do I need to do
anything else to configure it or fine tune it?

Thanks

On Tue, 2011-10-11 at 08:30 +0000, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #173904 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/173904
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> You don't need firestarter to run to have the firewal up. Firestarter is
> only a GUI to iptables which is a service that runs on boot. iptables is
> the firewall, not Firestarter
>

Yes, you have used firestarter and have set the rules. Firestarter exists because people either cannot or are too lazy to learn iptables commands. The iptables service runs at startup and is the firewall. Firestarter is just a configuration gui

pradeepthomas (pradeepthomas) said : #4

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

pradeepthomas (pradeepthomas) said : #5

Thanks

Pradeep

On Mon, 2011-10-17 at 09:25 +0000, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #173904 on firestarter in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firestarter/+question/173904
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> Yes, you have used firestarter and have set the rules. Firestarter
> exists because people either cannot or are too lazy to learn iptables
> commands. The iptables service runs at startup and is the firewall.
> Firestarter is just a configuration gui
>