[Wolves] firewalls

Ron Wellsted ron at wellsted.org.uk
Sat Nov 1 19:52:29 GMT 2003

On Saturday 01 November 2003 12:32 pm, david wrote:
> I need a little help, if anyone understands the nature of the following
> problem...
> i have firestarter running on mdk9.2/kde and very occasionally gnome
> whilst firestarter is running i cannot open Konqueror via the "Home" link,
> nor can I open Krusader or Nautilus or Gentoo. Rox will open but is not up
> to the task required often. I can open Konqueror via the "Konqueror Web
> Browser" link, but if I click on the Home Folder icon on the Konq' gui,
> Konqueror crashes.
> any thoughts..?
> many thanks

This sounds like Konq etc are attempting to open a network connection to the 
local machine via a network socket and since firestarter is running, the 
connection gets firewalled.

Try adding a rule to allow the system to talk to itself (and ensure there is a 
rule for the loopback interface lo on )

Ron Wellsted
ron at wellsted.org.uk
N 52.567623, W 2.137621

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