Firestarter, Active connections

Asked by peter on 2009-01-17

Hello

I've a question and I would be glad if you can help.

I'm using Firestarter. When I click "Active connections" often there is no connection listed. But I'm always connected to the Internet so I guess there must be a connection.

What's the reason why there is no connection listed? Thanks.
Peter

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2009-01-19
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2009-01-18

To get better help please copy and paste the result of this terminal command:

ifconfig -a

Thank you

Note: to open a Terminal you must go to the Gnome menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #2

Hi marcobra

Here is the output:

root@linux-desktop:~# ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:e3:23:11:f3
          inet addr:84.74.166.124 Bcast:255.255.255.255 Mask:255.255.248.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::202:e3ff:fe23:11f3/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
          RX packets:9568 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:411 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:927033 (905.3 KB) TX bytes:49938 (48.7 KB)
          Interrupt:16 Base address:0x8000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
          RX packets:638 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:638 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:26796 (26.1 KB) TX bytes:26796 (26.1 KB)

root@linux-desktop:~#

Thanks for your help.
Peter

Seems you have a wireless cards... can you provide the result of...

iwconfig

Thank you

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #4

Hi marcobra

Never I can remember your name *llll.

Her's the output:

root@linux-desktop:~# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

root@linux-desktop:~#

Thanks.
Peter

Please use your network then repeat the ifconfig -a

RX bytes:927033 (905.3 KB) TX bytes:49938 (48.7 KB)

if the active connection is eth0 you will see the amount of traffic increasing... so this is your active connection...

This is normal if you connected to a ethernet router...

And your conn is the ethernet eth0 device...

Hope this helps

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #6

Hi marcobra

Thanks for your hint.

Where do I see the amount of traffic increasing? ifconfig - a gives an ouitput - and that's it. Now also Firestarter doesn't list an active connection.

What is normal if I'm connected to an ethernet router? And what does the word "conn" mean?

Thanks.
Peter

You must see the amount of traffic increasing into this row:

RX bytes:927033 (905.3 KB) TX bytes:49938 (48.7 KB)

of ifconfig -a returnet result.

For example here my traffic from the start of Ubuntu today:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:d4:ce:5d:2a
          inet addr:192.168.1.40 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
          RX packets:74072 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:58522 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:80510913 (80.5 MB) TX bytes:11607128 (11.6 MB)

As you can see my pc is connected using the eth0:

          RX bytes:80510913 (80.5 MB) TX bytes:11607128 (11.6 MB)

Hope this helps

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #8

Hi marcobra

Thanks for your hint.

But if I activate ifconfig -a the RX bytes don't increase. It's always the same.
Peter

Please consider to fill a bug about this...

Thank you

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #10

Ok, I will do it. Thanks.
Peter