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tomh0665 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 11:00:54 UTC 2010
>>> It's a blooming ubuntu thing!
It's a Linux thing. It exists in the fedora repositories too.
>> I installed on Lucid and it blocked my internet access completely. :)
> hey, that is just the kind of tool that is needed for Windows. The
> global spam problem will probably be solved within months!
Maybe I was supposed to allow Firefox, aptitude, ssh, dig, ...
specific access but there was no such warning... Anyway, I will not
re-install it to find out.
>> Hopefully for the devs, they will fix this before Lucid's release.
> please do not mind me if I do not hold my breath with you.
It is not clear whether it is still maintained! The last entry in the
changelog is 17 April 2009 for Jaunty. And I have found a bug report
for "no access."
>> But the bogon list was correct unlike on whatever version of Ubuntu
>> Ray is running.
> Hardy. What is the point of a LTS release again?
Until I found the link that I posted earlier, I had no idea that the
bogon list was meant to be updated regularly. Maybe the firestarter
devs don't know it either, although I find that doubtful. They must
have just forgotten to distribute updates of
/etc/firestarter/non-routable (not sure of the exact name of the
>> Uninstalling firestarter is not necessarily the only route to take. If
>> Ray wants to have a basic rule set, he can change firestarter's
>> settings to "permissive" so it does not use the bogon list.
> * shrugs *
Well. It is easier to use than finding iptables rules on the net and
setting them up to load at boot.
Ubuntu's ufw has a graphical front-end which might be a better
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