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[K12OSN] firestarter permission fail



Displaying my ignorance of permissions problems here in trying to work
out why firestarter won't (fire)start :-)

I noticed for the fist time since installing v4.2.0 a few weeks ago (as
a dual-purpose server/workstation) that among the startup messages was
the news that firestarter firewall was failing at bootup because of
permissions.  What is the name of the log file that lists services
started?  I wrongly thought it was dmesg and no other log file I checked
shows the current boot (booted just 6hrs ago)

I took a look at the /etc/firestarter/firewall.sh file and found it was
owned by root, group root.  I took the plunge and chown it to gavin,
group root (see below) but that didn't seem to do the trick when I tried
starting it from the CLI.  These transactions are listed below if anyone
can give me pointers on where to tackle this issue.  I don't suppose I
have firewall running since it fails on permissions, and I've become
paranoid since repeated attempts at breakin recently via ssh (I've shut
down sshd since I don't use it).     


[root local ~]# chown -v gavin /etc/firestarter/firewall.sh
changed ownership of `/etc/firestarter/firewall.sh' to gavin
[root local ~]# ls -l /etc/firestarter/firewall.sh
-rw-r--r--  1 gavin root 0 May 18  2004 /etc/firestarter/firewall.sh


[root local ~]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/firestarter start
Flushing all current rules and user defined chains:        [  OK  ]
Clearing all current rules and user defined chains:        [  OK  ]
Zeroing all current rules:                                 [  OK  ]
Applying Firestarter configuration: /etc/rc.d/init.d/firestarter: line
39: /etc/firestarter/firewall.sh: Permission denied
                                                           [FAILED]

-- 
Regards, 
        Gavin Chester 


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