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Configuring the TIS Fwtk

Now the fun really begins. We must teach the system to call theses new services and create the tables to control them.

I'm not going to try to re-write the TIS FWTK manual here. I will show you the setting I found worked and explain the problems I ran into and how I got around them.

There are three files that make up these controls.

  • /etc/services
    • Tells the system what ports a services is on.
  • /etc/inetd.conf
    • Tells inetd what program to call when someone knocks on a service port.
  • /usr/local/etc/netperm-table
    • Tells the FWTK services who to allow and deny service to.

To get the FWTK functioning, you should edit these files from the bottom up. Editing the services file without the inetd.conf or netperm-table file set correctly could make your system inaccessible.

Last Update: 2010-12-16