[Shorewall-newbies] I Love Shorewall

Lyvim Xaphir lxaphir at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 21 12:25:06 PST 2004

I'd like to inform everybody, Tom Eastep especially, that I got the
Neverwinter nights server problem solved about a week ago; thanks to the
leverage that Shorewall gives the admin with regard to

I'd like to thank Tom for an excellent piece of work in Shorewall.  The
sheer leverage that this package provides a sysadmin is simply
astonishing.  Once the syntax of the tables in Shorewall is learned, it
provides a faster and more simple way of controlling iptables as
compared to the command line and running scripts.  Yet Shorewall
maintains a mental connection for the sysadmin to iptables command line
concepts, because the configuration tables are so closely related to
iptables script commands.  I've never heard anybody say this, so I
wanted to present this aspect of Shorewall myself.

Shorewall also allows very rapid experimentation with different firewall
configurations, without restarting the service.  Very handy and time
saving.  In a crunch onsite, this can be very handy.

Thanks for Shorewall..


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