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Re: [suse-security] overview of SuseFirewall


As was indicated in a previous thread, you have a nice howto at

In short, the configuration file is /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2 .
You can choose to start/stop/get a status with the /etc/init.d/SuSEfirewall2
service (i.e. using the rcSuSEfirewall2 link) as any other service.

You can see the rules with "iptables -L".

I imagine you could add some rules after starting SuSEfirewall by using the 
iptables command, but generally you would have not ot use it and create your 
own rules[/script /service].


On Thursday 02 November 2006 10:49, John Ryan wrote:
> Hello,
> Can anyone pint me to an overview of exactly how SuseFirewall works.
> Some of the questions that I have are:
> Where are the iptables rules?
> How do you add extra iptables rules?
> How do you turn it on and off and check its status?
> How do you get rid of it and set up your own firewall with iptables?
> John

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