[Shorewall-users] timeout function?
Sat, 20 Apr 2002 09:22:41 -0700 (PDT)
On Sat, 20 Apr 2002, Computerrific wrote:
> I am currently using Bering as a Router/Firewall combined with Shorewall
> in my office on a 486 DX/33. Boots up great, routes awesome, everything
> is completely fine. When we come in each morning, the network is deemed
> "unreachable". Does Shorewall turn the eth's off for that "true firewall
No -- Remember that Shorewall is just a tool for configuring Netfilter,
the packet filtering facility in the 2.4 kernels. It has NO active
components running in the system -- once it has configured Netfilter
during "shorewall start" or "shorewall restart", it is out of the picture
until you next start, stop, restart, etc.
> How can I make turning the eth's back on easy to any layperson
> who would get here before I do in the morning? Or get them to stay on
> full time? We have tried simple "ifup -a", no luck. "ifdown -a" to
> manually shut them off to BE turned back on don't work either. Any
We need to understand what is happening. How to you get an IP address from
your ISP? (DHCP, PPPoE, ???).
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