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Re: [suse-security] Upgrading SLES9 Susefirewall2 to SuSE9.3



On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 05:02:09PM -0800, John Andersen wrote:
> On Thursday 27 July 2006 16:50, Michael James wrote:
> > Susefirewall2 fills my logs with reports of dropped packets
> >  as a stupid windows network monitor tries to talk SNMP.
> >
> > I've asked them to stop, but often "fixing the internet"
> >  is not the easiest way to resolve problems.
> >
> > The SLES9 version of Susefirewall2 lacks the parameter
> >  "FW_SERVICES_DROP_EXT="0/0,tcp,161"
> > # Packets to silently reject without log message.
> >
> > So as I've done so often, I upgraded the SLES9 RPM.
> > rpm -Fvh SuSEfirewall2-3.3-18.noarch.rpm
> >
> > Pulled a copy of  /etc/sysconfig/Susefirewall2
> >  across from my 9.3 workstation and customised it.
> > Rebooted and it seems to work fine.
> > I'll give it a week and upgrade all the production boxes.
> >
> > Just wanted to share that, (and see if anyone knew why not...)
> > michaelj
> 
> SLES9 is an enterprise class server, but SuseFirewall is a 
> user class firewall tool.

Susefirewall is not a user class firewall tool, sorry.

While the upgrade method (using 9.3 package) above is not supported,
it will work fine.

Ciao, Marcus

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