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

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

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.