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Turin Turambar
April 20th, 2005, 09:07 PM
Both programs have newer versions:

Gnome-ppp - 0.3.21 (in apt-get is 0.3.17 !)
Firestarter - 1.0.3 (in apt-get 1.0.1)

Thanks.

Turin Turambar
April 25th, 2005, 12:48 AM
Everyone - both of listed packages are available on debian site and can be easily installed.

jdong
April 26th, 2005, 12:15 PM
Sure, I'll package backports for these.



BTW, installing binaries from Debian Sid is NOT a smart thing to do, and the library dependency differences will eventually bring you hell.

jdong
April 26th, 2005, 06:16 PM
gnome-ppp is packaged and uploaded

firestarter is currently waiting to be backported.

Turin Turambar
April 26th, 2005, 11:29 PM
Sure, I'll package backports for these.

BTW, installing binaries from Debian Sid is NOT a smart thing to do, and the library dependency differences will eventually bring you hell.

Uh I didn't know that. :-? Everything is working okay for now....
Thanks for backporting these! :)

Turin Turambar
April 27th, 2005, 12:27 AM
Gnome-ppp is working ok, just tested it! :)

panickedthumb
April 27th, 2005, 01:36 AM
It won't ALWAYS screw things up, but be careful, be very careful-- especially if it wants to upgrade system libraries.

Turin Turambar
April 29th, 2005, 10:30 PM
gnome-ppp is packaged and uploaded

firestarter is currently waiting to be backported.

Is everything going ok? You can safely move gnome-ppp to "backports", it is working great! :)

jodef
April 30th, 2005, 04:15 PM
Saw this thread on gnome-ppp anf firestarter thought it might be a good place to ask: In firestarter to enable protection on my interface all I need to do is use ppp0 as network interface and select protect on dial out?

Is this assumption correct?

Turin Turambar
April 30th, 2005, 07:03 PM
Saw this thread on gnome-ppp anf firestarter thought it might be a good place to ask: In firestarter to enable protection on my interface all I need to do is use ppp0 as network interface and select protect on dial out?

Is this assumption correct?

Basically, yes. You can also enable ICMP filtering, to protect your PC from ping & similar attacks.
However, 1.0.1 is a little buggy, so, for example, dictionary won't work with firewall enabled, even with policies allowed.
All is fixed in 1.0.3, that's why I'm eagerly waiting for that ver. to be backported. :)

For everything else, you can check Online user's manual.

jdong
April 30th, 2005, 11:45 PM
Alright, I'll pull a Firestarter 1.0.3 from Debian Sid.

Turin Turambar
May 6th, 2005, 12:46 PM
Just to let you know that firestarter 1.03 is working great. :)

jdong
May 6th, 2005, 12:55 PM
Firestarter 1.0.3 is already backported, in the Staging tree going through testing.

It's pretty stable, and I plan on moving it to the stable tree on Sunday.

donar73
May 6th, 2005, 09:59 PM
Just to let you know that firestarter 1.03 is working great.

Totally agree! No problems here as well! :)