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A few things, and a recommendation. First, Firestarter isnt the firewall itself. It is a graphical front-end to the iptables firewall that comes with ubuntu by default. iptables will always run. However, with Firestarter, when it closes, it clears out the iptables rules, which is why Firestarter needs to remain open for the firewall to work. Secondly, ...


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This is how I worked it out... Create a new wireless network (aka hotspot) using the network manager. Enable IP forwarding by executing the command below: echo 1| sudo tee /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward Identify the device which connects your computer to Internet, by using ifconfig command. (My one is ppp0, because it has an IP address.) Finally ...


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Hello User21488: chances are that all of the VPNs are setup to use the same port (for example, port 1723). The first computer is having incoming traffic to the router on that port (exclusively) delivered back to it. It should be possible to setup multiple forwarding ports; eg. 1723 for the first computer, 1724 to the second computer, 1725 to the next but ...


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Most users won't need to use a firewall at all, since Ubuntu doesn't have any open ports by default. But Firestarter is a only a GUI to configure the firewall. It will still run when you're not running Firestarter. It'll just use the same configuration until you change it. I see nothing bad about installing Gnome packages in Lubuntu, and vice versa. For ...


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I'll put my last comment as an answer: Unless we're talking about a server with a static IP-address which is visible form internet, in most cases people connect to internet via an ADSL modem (either via wi-fi or with a LAN cable). In this case it is the modem which will have an "external" IP-address, your computer will have a "local" address like 10.1.1.1 ...


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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 ...



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