[Shorewall-newbies] Re: Shorewall-newbies Digest, Vol 2, Issue 18

Tom Eastep teastep at shorewall.net
Fri Jan 23 06:51:15 PST 2004

> True, BUT....if you have an existing connection in place between the
> internal lan and the internet cloud, if you do NOT use "service
> shorewall restart" and instead use
> shorewall restart
> your established internet connections are preserved instead of cut,
> *and* the new rules are applied.  In other words, if you have an ssh,
> ftp, or other connection going out that you want to maintain, you can do
> so with confidence using "shorewall restart" and it won't get cut;
> however the new rules in the shorewall tables *will* be applied.  If on
> the other hand you do "service shorewall restart", that will cut all
> established connections.

That's remarkable since the two commands do exactly the same thing.

Tom Eastep    \ Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool
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