Why does Firestarter not start on boot?

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Sat Sep 8 12:26:35 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-09-08 at 13:03 +0100, Graham Watkins wrote:
> The command you suggested gives the following 
> output so it looks as though an init script exists although I'm not sure 
> it's running as the firewall still shows up as stopped.
> /etc
> /etc/firestarter
> /etc/firestarter/non-routables
> /etc/init.d
> /etc/init.d/firestarter

An init script exists, but init scripts are not automatically run. As I
said in my reply, some other script needs to run
"/etc/init.d/firestarter start" (or "/etc/init.d/firestarter stop|

In my case it is Network Manager that runs it, but that's because NM is
default in Gutsy (I'm not sure about Feisty). Very often, init scripts
instead are run on boot or when a particular run level is entered. This
is done by links to /etc/init.d/firestarter in the
directories /etc/rc*.d. Look at the man page of update-rc.d. A GUI way
might be to look in menu System > Administration > Services. Maybe you
can check a box there.

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