cant download music because of firewall, how to disable it?

Asked by Bassman73 on 2009-05-03

I cannot download with gnutella, it says that a firewall is up and keeping me from downloading. I had windows xp on my computer and it was comprimised, so a friend deleted everything and put Ubuntu Hardy ver. on to replace xp. just wondering if I am able to disable the firewall and how?

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2009-05-03
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2009-05-03
Tom (tom6) said : #1

Try installing the gui front-end called "Firestarter" by going up to the top taskbar and click

System - Administration - Synaptic Package Manager

it asks for your normal user password, not your SuperUser/Root one. While typing in your password it doesn't show any stars so that it's difficult for even the length of your password to get captured. Use either search tool to look for "Firestarter" - i prefer the search button because it searches through package description's as well as titles. Note that packages that are already installed are marked with a green blob. To install something new just right-click it. When you install something it invariably needs extra libraries and things which we call "dependencies" because what you're installing depends on them in order to work. Often a few different packages will share the same libraries so the package manager look around to make sure it doesn't install the same things twice ;) I also do "Mark all updates" from here before clicking on "Apply" to finalise everything for now. Once stuff has been installed it's very rare to need to reboot your machine but it might ask this first time. Firestarter should now appear in the "Applications "menu but i prefer running security stuff from the command-line if i can ;)

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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