[Solved] Firewall installed but where is it?

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[Solved] Firewall installed but where is it?

Postby nooby on Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:42 pm

Edit, it is easy when one know. I only had to write fire in a search on the menu and there it was.
So solved thanks to all for caring about me.

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I followed an instruction on how to download a firewall here in mint forum but they never told how to find it after it got installed. I mean there is not menu or anything showing up. As a beginner how does one find it?
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Re: Firewall installed but where is it?

Postby remoulder on Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:54 pm

nooby wrote:As a beginner how does one find it?


Same way as everyone else, by searching and reading (the manual if necessary). If you want someone to help you need to provide more information as per the link in the Red bar at the top.
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: Firewall installed but where is it?

Postby thenewguy on Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:53 pm

The default Mint firewall controls can be found in the System menu in the Administrator section. It's called "Firewall configuration". If you installed a different firewall, you'll have to provide us with a name.
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Re: Firewall installed but where is it?

Postby nooby on Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:34 pm

Thanks for wanting to help and I looked and looked but could not find what you guys refers to.

I use KDE CE is that one not different from the standard version?

I have to go to bed now but look tomorrow again.

There is no built in firewall in kde the How to told me so I sudo apt-get the one they recommended.

I don't remember the name. gfow or similar 4 chars. I am rather sure it had at least g and f in it.
it is local time 23 39 here so have to go up early Friday morning to travel.

thanks indeed for wanting to help me out. Am I really alone wondering about it?

I suddenly saw that KDE had a search an look what I ahve found by

Guarddog that says it is not sure it is enabled ...

So I look at it tomorrow. So it was easier than I thought.
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Re: Firewall installed but where is it?

Postby Leppie on Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:49 pm

nooby wrote:There is no built in firewall in kde the How to told me so I sudo apt-get the one they recommended.

I don't remember the name. gfow or similar 4 chars. I am rather sure it had at least g and f in it.

that sounds like gufw, but it would occur strange to me that kde would suggest a gtk based application (kde uses the qt libraries).
you can find gufw following thenewguy's instructions.
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Re: [Solved] Firewall installed but where is it?

Postby Aging Technogeek on Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:10 pm

Mint, like all Linux distributions, uses a firewall called ip tables. It is part of the kernal and cannot be turned off. GUFW is a firewall configuration utility that gives the user the ability to open and close ports etc.

You really did not need to install GUFW unless you prefer it to Guarddog, the default KDE firewall config utility.
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Re: [Solved] Firewall installed but where is it?

Postby nooby on Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:58 am

Thanks, I did not know such basics. I am a poor reader of texts. Some How to recommended the Gufw something.
I looked into GuardDog but did not understand any of it. But hope it is activated.

Just now I am in frugal install of Mint KDE CE 8 on my modern HP SR5622SC but I also has a full install on an old Compaq Pressario 8000 don't know how old that one is but sadly despite being a full install it "freeze" if I double klick on things that one should single click on. When it freeze the only way to get out of it is hard boot. Not very practical so maybe I go back to SuperOS Ubuntu on that one because that distro had no such issues. Only missed one codex that Mint KDE has for AVI files.
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