[Shorewall-newbies] A few shorewall questions
alex at rettc.com
Mon Feb 23 18:50:17 PST 2004
From a table in the file:
shorewall restart firewall restart Logically equivalent to “firewall
Thus a restart does a stop. Then:
shorewall stop firewall stop Only traffic to/from hosts listed in
/etc/shorewall/hosts is passed to/from/through the firewall. For
Shorewall versions beginning with 1.4.7, if ADMINISABSENTMINDED=Yes in
/etc/shorewall/shorewall.conf then in addition, all existing connections
are retained and all connection requests from the firewall are accepted.
This is where the information mentioned below came from.
Tom Eastep wrote:
>On Mon, 23 Feb 2004, Alex Martin wrote:
>>About 'shorewall restart':
>>"For Shorewall versions beginning with 1.4.7, if ADMINISABSENTMINDED=Yes
>>in /etc/shorewall/shorewall.conf then in addition, all existing
>>connections are retained and all connection requests from the firewall
>> From http://shorewall.net/starting_and_stopping_shorewall.htm
>I've looked at that page a couple of times and I don't see how you
>associate the above text with "restart". Since Julian Church also had that
>misconception, I must be missing something -- please educate me.
>In truth, ADMINISABSENTMINDED only effects the behavior of the firewall
>after "shorewall stop".
>Tom Eastep \ Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool
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