[Shorewall-newbies] keeping connections

Francesca C. Smith fsmith at ladylinux.com
Tue Dec 9 11:23:09 PST 2003


Hello,

Good question .. I gave it a try .. and did not drop two diff
connections .. one remote ftp and one remote ssh 

The straitfulness of Netfilter keeps existing connections alive .. Just
no new ones .. But shorewall stop .. will kill all connects .. 


Francesca

On Tue, 2003-12-09 at 05:43, Jorge Almeida wrote:
> 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?
> 
> Regards,
> Jorge Almeida
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