A few years back a few people tried to do what your suggesting and it went
nowhere, no one seemed interested.
I do however hope you have more luck then they did.
On 12 March 2012 09:09, Fuzzy TheBear <fuzzythebear@...> wrote:
> I been using firestarter for years on the gateway and been subscribed to
> this list
> since 2005 and kept an eye on the status of the project and always was
> interrested in it.
> It's a great little peice of software that was written and abandoned.
> Im not a programmer ,but im a linux user for 11 years .
> I still hope a programmer will have one day the time and interrest in
> picking this project back up.
> It cannot be a one man project.
> There is support , this list , bug reports , decisions on what direction
> to take Firestarter and
> a bunch of people on IRC that need help with a product like this.
> It is a worthy endeavour. That firewall kept me safe since 2005 and i
> haven't had a case of
> anyone behind my firewall ever being intruded upon , though i been inder
> several attacks from the outside.
> It is a robust protection . There is interrest in the product and an
> update to it would be welcomed.
> Question is .. will a programmer show interrest ?
> Is there a programmer in the house willing to help ?
> There's a bunch of willing people to back your efforts on this list.
> Richard Hebert
> On 03/11/2012 05:00 AM, Bret Busby wrote:
> > On 11/03/2012, rob stone<floriparob@...> wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> Debian version:-
> >> Linux roblaptop 3.2.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Fri Feb 17 05:17:36 UTC 2012 x86_64
> >> GNU/Linux
> >> Firestarter version 1.0.3
> >> Installing firestarter via synaptic puts the shell script in the rcS.d
> >> path and is run prior to any network being available and subsequently
> >> killed by network-manager. It should be in rc2.d, etc. paths and start
> >> AFTER all other network services.
> >> My suggestion would be to run it in two stages. In rcS.d run a script
> >> that sets up the kernel variables and loads iptables, and then after
> >> networking has been established, start the gui.
> >> Also, it is the isc-dhcp-client packages that provide DHCP and
> >> consequently the documentation needs updating.
> >> Where can I find documentation about the scripts and configuration files
> >> held in /etc/firestarter??? I can see that some things are updateable
> >> via the preferences tab, but how do you use user-post and user-pre
> >> scripts??
> >> The current version of iptables supports the ulog daemon. I suggest that
> >> you use this instead of flooding syslog. That way dropped packets are
> >> all in the one log.
> >> My logs were being flooded with firestarter dropped packages at the rate
> >> of one per minute, so I cobbled together my own rules for iptables,
> >> using the ulog daemon, and now firestarter just reports the odd packet
> >> with a condition not being trapped by "my" rules. This is NOT ideal. Is
> >> it O.K. if I modify your scripts to use the ulog daemon???
> >> Regards,
> >> Rob
> >> Virtualization& Cloud Management Using Capacity Planning
> >> Cloud computing makes use of virtualization - but cloud computing
> >> also focuses on allowing computing to be delivered as a service.
> >> http://www.accelacomm.com/jaw/sfnl/114/51521223/
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> > Hello.
> > In response to a query that I posted a while ago, it was posted on
> > this list that Firestarter has been abandoned.
> > Refusing to accept that, I sent messages to both the developer of
> > Firestarter, and, to the Debian package maintainer for Firestarter,
> > querying the status of Firestarter.
> > I have not received even an acknowledgment from either of those
> > people, so Firestarter appears to be" dead in the water" - abandoned
> > by the people held to be responsible for the development and
> > maintenance of it.
> > So, your posting of suggestions for improvements of Firestarter, would
> > appear to be as likely to have an effect, as dropping a bottle with a
> > message asking for a rescue, down an abandoned well.
> > It is unfortunate, and I regret posting this message, but I believe
> > that it needs to be said.
> Virtualization & Cloud Management Using Capacity Planning
> Cloud computing makes use of virtualization - but cloud computing
> also focuses on allowing computing to be delivered as a service.
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