[Nottingham] Re: Social / website / Wireless Router - questions,

David Aldred david at familyaldred.org.uk
Tue Mar 22 21:01:23 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 22 Mar 2005 20:47, Martin wrote:
> David Aldred wrote:
> [---]
> > Manually change it in /etc/sysconfig/network, service network restart,
> > and the system works.
> >
> > Next thing is to try a reboot nd see if it loses the setting again - if
> > it does, I've no idea where else it's reading it from.......
> >
> > .....  Yes, it does.  Right, that's that sorted!
> Don't forget to update the Shorewall configs....

I disabled firewalling on the main machine before starting!

Practically, is there any point in having a firewall running on the machines 
'this side' of the router, given the firewalling within the router itself?  

(FWIW, running the 'shields up' test at grc.com shows all ports as being 

Obviously when I want someone to be able to ssh in from outside the house 
(currently only when Peter's at college and we run a remote backup 
operation), I'd use the settings on the router to open the relevant port for 
a limited time only, as I always did with Shorewall. 

David Aldred

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