Actually the application I am having issues connecting to is MySQL...
Samba seems to be working fine, it's a shame about firestarter, it's one of the best firewall configs I've seen, in simplicity of course,
I am a programmer, I don't want to have to go get a degree in security just to get MySQL connected lol !
Thanks Altair !
So how do we manage netfilter & iptables for consistancy assuming they exist ?,
because I (# service iptables status) and got "netfilter: unrecognized service"...
same with iptables, they don't exist according to Mint,
===== System Specs ========================
Intel DZ77RE-75K, Intel i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz,
HyperX 16GB, Crucial 256GB SSD x3,
Linux Mint 17