[Shorewall-newbies] keeping connections

Jorge Almeida jalmeida at math.ist.utl.pt
Tue Dec 9 10:43:22 PST 2003

On Mon, 8 Dec 2003, Francesca C. Smith wrote:
> http://www.shorewall.net/starting_and_stopping_shorewall.htm
> http://www.shorewall.net/Documentation.htm#Routestopped
> ADMINISABSENTMINDED was hmmm developed by Tom .. for someone (Me) who
> would stop the firewall and cut off remote communication :-)
> Routestopped is I think what you are looking for 

I knew both docs, but they don't answer my question. I know that if
i) Firewall is stopped (with "shorewall stop") and
ii) ADMINISABSENTMINDED is set to "yes",
then existing connections will stay alive.
But what if the firewall is stopped with "shorewall restart" or
"shorewall try ..."? Existing connections will be killed?

Jorge Almeida

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