wiki:Faq

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: My /var/log/messages (or other log) is flooded with firewall messages. Can i make sure the firewall logs go into their own logfile like /var/log/firewall?

A: Yes, this can be done. Please look at the detailed instructions in the Logging section of the Vuurmuur Manual.

Q: I installed from source or Autopackage and Vuurmuur doesn't start on boot. Whats wrong?

A: Different Linux distributions handle the bootprocess in different ways. Therefore it is very hard to setup Vuurmuur to start on boot from the installer/autopackage. So you will have to do this manually. An example initscript is provided in /usr/share/vuurmuur/scripts/. Edit the script to reflect the path you installed Vuurmuur and then copy it to /etc/init.d/vuurmuur. Then you have register it to the bootprocess. Redhat/Fedora? uses chkconfig, Debian update-rc.d and Gentoo rc-update... check the manual of your distro for details on how to register it.

Q: On my system the console is flooded with log messages. How can i fix this?

A: See this link: http://lists.samba.org/archive/linux/2002-January/001726.html

Q: Before upgrading Vuurmuur, do i need to uninstall the old version first?

A: Before upgrading Vuurmuur to a new version you don't need to uninstall Vuurmuur first, as long as you keep the installation paths the same. If you use the --defaults option, you are ok.

Q: When i install from source, i get the following errror: "checking dependency style of gcc... gcc configure: error: cannot run /bin/sh ./config.sub make: * [configure-stamp] Error 1"

A: Make sure that you have libtool installed, and try again.

Q: How do i remove the Vuurmuur Autopackage from my system?

A: Run (as root) the following command: 'package remove Vuurmuur'. This will uninstall Vuurmuur but it leaves your configuration on the system. This will have to removed manually.