moebius at ip-solutions.net moebius at ip-solutions.net
Sat Mar 18 02:03:55 EST 2000

Hey Darren,
  Unfortunately, you did not succesfully compile firewalling into your
kernel. What sys are you using? Perhaps with a little more info we can
give a lot of help. Please post kernel, distro, etc...

Harry Hoffman
Product Systems Specialist
Restaurants Unlimited Inc.
206.634.3082 x. 270

On Fri, 17 Mar 2000, Darren Osadchuk wrote:

> (Aside: did I happen to ping the list just when it's coming back up, or
> has it been back up for a while and for altogether different reasons no
> traffic was coming through?)
> Anyway, trying to set up a simple firewall on my box, and getting some odd
> messages, and I can't find anything on them that's helping me. My kernel
> version is 2.2.14, and my ipchains version is 1.3.9. I have an ADSL
> connection using PPP over Ethernet.
> I started by following the IPCHAINS How-To instructions and compiled
> CONFIG_FIREWALL and CONFIG_IP_FIREWALL into my kernel. According to the
> How-To, you can tell if this is installed by checking for the existence of
> '/proc/net/ip_fwchains' (the How-To is unclear on whether this is supposed
> to be created automatically; I assumed it is). After rebooting with the
> new kernel, it's still not there.
> Since the next step in the How-To was to make some rules, I used the
> PMFirewall software to do so. However, after that's done and all set,
> starting PMFirewall gets me about a screenful of lines that all read:
> ipchains: Protocol not available
> Also, entering 'ipchains -L -n' gets me the following message:
> ipchains: Incompatible with this kernel
> So, to put it bluntly: help! What's going on here -- what am I
> missing/doing wrong?
> (This is basically the last thing I need to do before I can comfortably
> switch to Linux as my primary O/S, so I'm a little anxious to get this set
> up! :)
> Thanks,
> Darren

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