Thanks a lot Tom, that was my error, now my Shorewall started OK, thanks.


2011/12/22 Tom Eastep <>
On Wed, 2011-12-21 at 22:32 -0500, Augusto Vázquez Vázquez wrote:
> Hi, I'm using Shorewall version it's configured and when I
> use the command shorewall check the result is OK, but bellow is the
> error when I try to start shorewall.
> There are some attachments to help you understand my problem. Thanks a lot.
> Augusto.
> Starting Shorewall....
> Initializing...
> /var/lib/shorewall/.start: 2476: /bin: Permission denied
>    ERROR: Command "/bin -4 link list" Failed
> /var/lib/shorewall/.start: 2476: /bin: Permission denied
>    ERROR: Command "/bin -4 link list" Failed
> Terminated

It looks like you have this in shorewall.conf:


Either leave it blank or set it as


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