I'm Renata from Brazil, and first anything else I'm very confused. I'm a 'new girl" in this "firewall lands" ;-) Please, let me know if my understanding of your tutorial is correct:
.- The primary_firewall file is the firewall rules that protect the server.
.- The firewall.iptables file is monitoring the rules (this is not the firewall rules)
So, what about this another files (firewall.conf.iptables, firewall.dns, firewall.banned, firewall.iana-reserved, and firewall.local.iptables) to be located in /etc/firewall ?? They are really necessary for your tutorial work?
.- The part where I'm lost is about to understand what is the function of the firewall.conf.iptables file. This file is not contradictory or conflict with your primary_firewall file? Which is the difference between them?
I'm running a webserver Debian Lenny (LAMP)
I'll appreciate a lot your answer!
Originally Posted by sbovisjb1
Yes you need that file, but most people do... if you don't this is what to do.
Put firewall.conf.iptables, firewall.dns, firewall.banned, firewall.iana-reserved, and firewall.local.iptables (remove the "-generic" from the file names) in a directory called /etc/firewall. <-- that is if my other way didnt work, its just a case of kernel directories and dependincies.