how to start firestarter automatically at boot

sahutoglu sonmez sahutsonmez at
Thu Jul 21 01:49:00 UTC 2005

Thanks Yannick,
 after starting the system I don't see firestarter
running when I check system monitor. Does it mean that
it is running but I just can't see it or actually it
is not running? is there another way to check if it
runs automatically after boot? I tried "gnome-sudo
firestarter" in system/preferences/session.
but then it asked my the root's password. it's ok but
I would like it to start by itself.
Thanks again.

--- Yannick Le Saint <y.lesaint at> wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Jul 2005 16:06:58 -0700 (PDT)
> sahutoglu sonmez <sahutsonmez at> wrote:
> > I use Ubuntu 5.04 and have a question about
> > firestarter. Does anybody know how to start it at
> > booth automatically.  when I tried to use
> > system->preferences->session 
> > it gave an error saying that I don't have root
> > privileges. 
>   I could be mistaken, but firestarter should
> automagically start at
> boot. It's a service started by
> /etc/init.d/firestarter that sets up
> your firewall. Use sysv-rc-conf to enable/disable
> it.
>   You can see that your firewall is configured with
> iptables -L (you
> should see a lot of rules added by firestarter).
>   Now if you want the graphical interface to start
> at logon, i think you
> should put "gnome-sudo firestarter" and not simply
> firestarter in
> system/preferences/session.
>   The graphical interface is just meant to see
> forbidden packets. The
> firewall is running and working whether you start
> the graphical
> interface or not.
> ---
> Yannick Le Saint (kyncani) <y.lesaint at>
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     Sonmez Sahutoglu  

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