Originally Posted by fedora lover
Hi all , i try today to install Firestarter , unfortunately i got some problems regarding of the following messages:
1- insufficient privileges :
2- how can i change and save the file /etc/sbin/firestarter with visudo cammand
3-i got this message when i try to run it through terminal
Error reading /proc/net/ip_conntrack: No such file or directory
what can i do ? i try google last hours
Firestarter was a good program in its time, but has not been maintained for a few years now. Many of the kernel tuning parameters it installs are no longer used or have changed names/locations (such as ip_conntrack, which was replaced by nf_conntrack many kernel releases ago). It does not handle IPv6. You would be better off at this point using a different firewall GUI.
Furthermore, firestarter has been discontinued in Fedora (it is not in the F12 repos), but is still in the F10 repos if you are absolutely desperate to use it.
Assuming you do get firestarter installed, you can use gedit or another editor (as root) to edit any of the script or config files in /etc/firestarter, although that is only recommended if you have substantial expertise in iptables. There was no file /etc/sbin/firestarter (I recall the setup files fairly well).