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I recently installed Firestarter to implement a firewall for my server - an Ubuntu 10.04 installation. Now, when ever a wireless connection attempts to connect and get an IP address via DHCP, it fails with a request timeout. From the log it appears to be communicating with the wireless hub and on the server I'm getting the following:

Unknown InputIN=eth1 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx SRC= DST= LEN=328 TOS=0x10 PREC=0x00 TTL=128 ID=0 PROTO=UDP SPT=68 DPT=67 LEN=308

This did used to work. Anyone any idea what's up and how to fix it?

As an additional point, the DHCP works fine with wired connections and doesn't log the above message.

EDIT: Samba domains/share have stopped working on the wired LAN - they did work at one point, but they don't anymore. I might have to experiment with the various rules to see what happens.

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closed as too localized by Marco Ceppi Feb 3 '12 at 0:55

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Try rerunning the Firestarter wizard and select the wireless network connection instead of the wired connection.

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Couple of things to check -

It definitely looks like your server is denying port 68 from broadcast, so I'm not clear how this is working via ethernet and only failing via wireless. Very strange.

Have you disabled the built-in DHCP server on your router (assuming it's a bog-standard ADSL/WAN router)? Is it possible that it's answering the DHCP request for WIFI connections before your Ubuntu server can respond?

Finally, Firestarter is getting a bit long in the tooth (I think), and has been "officially" replaced by uncomplicated firewall (ufw). If you want a GUI, try out gufw :

sudo apt-get install gufw

...and try adding a UDP port 67 inbound allow rule on that. The source port should be port 68 if you want to tie it down, but probably no need.

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