firestarter startup

thirstyh2o thirstyh2o at
Tue Jun 16 23:20:10 UTC 2009

On Tue, 16 Jun 2009 17:33:07 -0400, Verde Denim wrote:

>> > I'm running 8.04 LTS server and have installed firestarter. I've read
>> > through the persistence section of the documentation, and, while I
>> > would like firestarter to start at init time, I don't like the
>> idea
>> > of adding myself to a sudoer for the purpose of running it after
>> > login. Is there a way to add firestarter as a service without doing
>> > this?

Either I've not understood you correctly, or you misunderstood something 
in Firestarter documentation. As soon as you install Firestarter it 
starts as a service by default. You do not need to do anything about it.  

You can see it after the system start by executing in console:

[ sudo /etc/init.d/firestarter status ]

The output would be [ * Firestarter is running... ]

A different thing if you want the Firestarter GUI front-end being started 
upon a system start. Then, yes, you do need to mingle with sudoers. And 
your are right it is a very bad idea. Do not do it.

But would you, please, explain why do you need the Firestarter GUI front-
end being run at each system restart?  

It is to be used only as a need arises to make changes to your 
Firestarter iptable scripts. Mostly, as soon as you setup your 
Firestarter firewall, you just forget about it. It runs silently at the 
background and does its job for you.

>From what you wrote I'm actually not quite sure you understood the 
difference between Firestarter firewall itself and its GUI front-end.

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