Re: Help: Can't get shorewall to work in Mandrake 10

From: Christoph Scheurer (
Date: 04/05/04

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    Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 11:01:51 +0200

    On Mon, 05 Apr 2004 08:59:32 +0200
    Michael Badt <> wrote:

    > Hi,
    > I can't get shorewall (ver 2.0.0b) to run under Mandrake 10 (kernel )
    > community (updated from one of the mirrors for bug fixes).
    > I've a stand alone PC with two Ethernet cards with eth1 connected to an
    > ADSL "modem". I successfully connect running rp-pppoe. After modifying the
    > various shorwall configuration files, removing the and issueing the
    > shorewall start, it begings the process. Yet, before finishing it, I get
    > several identical messages saying: "/usr/share/shorewall/firewall: line
    > 102: iptables: command not found". Afterwards, shorewall shuts down.
    > Although I followed the installation instructions indeed the
    > above-mentioned command is nor present where shorewalls looks after it.
    > I've heard that this might be to the new (2.6.x) kernel while shorewall is
    > configured for 2.4.x? Is it true?
    > How can I get shorewall to run on my PC?

    Sounds like you have to install iptables. This is a seperate package, not
    included in the kernel. Make sure to get the latest Version.



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