[Shorewall-users] Helping Tom help us (was Re: misusing shorewall)

Tom Eastep teastep at shorewall.net
Wed Sep 1 07:29:24 PDT 2004


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Tom Eastep wrote:
| Andrew N. wrote:
| | In my opinion shorewall is not for newbies. Being a newbie myself, I use
| | this mailing list to get pointers, which help solving my issues in
| Network
| | security and functionality.
| | Networking and subnetworking is a study on its own and when you add
| IPTABLES
| | to the picture, it becomes "black magic".
|
| I think therein lies one of the key problems -- if posters see routing
| and firewalling as "black magic", then it is very difficult for them to
| articulate the problem they are having in terms that are helpful toward
| a solution.
|

Please don't misunderstand me -- I'm not blaming anyone here; I'm just
saying that I understand why the problem descriptions I receive are
often less than clear.

- -Tom
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