[ILUG] Two cool Linux applications
michael.conry at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 07:47:28 IST 2005
On 6/30/05, Rafael Muñoz Moreno-Davila <rmmd at t-d-e.org> wrote:
> I tried the firestarter one, but I got a "your kernel does not support
> iptables" error message.
> Where do I have to go to activate this option?
Well, if you compiled your own kernel, you'll have to go back to the
config stage and add in the options for iptables. Looking at "make
menuconfig" for kernel 2.6.12, you'd go to the menus
Device Drivers -->
Networking Support -->
Networking Options -->
[*] Network Packet Filtering (replaces ipchains) -->
And then beyond that you configure lots of modules under "IP:
If you're using a kernel from your Linux distribution, I'd be
surprised if it didn't include iptables support. Maybe post what
distribution you're using, and your kernel version.
If you're using quite an old kernel (memory fails on how old, but at
least a couple of years) then it might support ipchains (the older
packet-filtering/firewalling code in Linux) not iptables.
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