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Firestarter does not appear to have an option to enable it to run at Ubuntu startup. Is their a specific setting in Ubuntu that I need to edit to enable this?

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Bill, Firestarter is no longer supported. This likely presents security issues among other things, so you shouldn't use it. For a graphical firewall similar to Firestarter, try "GUFW" which is a wrapper for UFW. –  Chad--24216 May 28 '12 at 22:52

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The linux firewall is actually a feature of the kernel, and firestarter/etc are essentially just graphical configuration tools. So as long as firestarter is saving its configuration, those rules should be enabled on boot. http://www.fs-security.com/docs/faq.php#reboot

However, you are probably asking about getting a system tray icon, which is covered by the firestarter FAQ: http://www.fs-security.com/docs/faq.php#trayicon

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