BROKEN HOWTO: How To Install A Custom Iptables Firewall

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by eXcalibre, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. eXcalibre

    eXcalibre New Member

    This how to needs more work as it fails to run.

    the how to states:
    Edit this file(type in gedit first :)) /etc/init.d/firewall.iptables
    Enter in this code
    As root enter in this command
    chown root:root /etc/init.d/firewall.iptables
    chmod 700 /etc/init.d/firewall.iptables
    but the code is right at the bottom of the page not where it should be.
    (it just needs moving up i think)

    the other problem is when you try to run
    /etc/init.d/firewall.iptables start
    you get the error:

    "firewall: No configuration file found at /etc/firewall/firewall.conf.iptables; "
    I am running on a CentOS 5.5 machine with IPTables installed.

    I have tried to copy over my iptables file from
    /etc/sysconfig/iptables to the /etc/firewall/firewall.conf.iptables 
    but i get a lot of errors about the script.
    Maybe the script should have a config file that is not documented here?

    any advice very welcome as i would like to use a more secure script to try to stop ddos attacks.

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's in /etc/init.d/firewall.iptables?
  3. eXcalibre

    eXcalibre New Member

    Thanks Falko, I figured it out Via Google.

    I was missing a lot of files by the looks of it.

    I found a site with some sample configs on it and configured them (well best i could) to get it running.

    The firewall folder is non existant on Centos systems, so there were no files in there at all.

    So i created firewall.conf.iptables, nat.iptables, banned.iptables etc.

    Thanks for a great how to though - helped me get on my way.


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