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* Andreas J Mueller; <andy@xxxxxxxxxx> on 24 Oct, 2002 wrote:

Hi Chris!

What you should definitly do is open port 5678 on FW_SERVICES_EXT_TCP,
otherwise the firewall won't allow clients to connect. And you can get rid
of port 80 on EXT because you use the other port for it.

FW_SERVICES_EXT_TCP="25 53 5678"

That's not necessary for SuSE-FW2 (at least in 8.0), because the
forwarding code will create the needed ACCEPT rules independently of
the settings in FW_SERVICES_EXT_TCP.  However, if the destination host

Correct as FW_SERVICES_EXT_* means anything that is running on the
firewall machine itself

However, if the destination host
is itself not masqueraded, e.g., not listed in FW_MASQ_NETS, the reply
packets won't get back through the firewall.  I found that out while

This is true if you are using FW_FORWARD_MASQ variable as this is used
for forwarding requests to private ip machines. if you have routable
ip's then you should be using FW_FORWARD which does not need


Togan Muftuoglu
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