[Firehol-support] Re: Appreciation

Daniel L. Miller dmiller at amfes.com
Tue Jul 19 15:34:52 BST 2005

Daniel Pittman wrote:

>On 19 Jul 2005, Daniel L. Miller wrote:
>>BTW - if I never said it before - thank you for firehol!  Just about 
>>everything is awesome - the 'try' feature lets me test and modify my 
>>firewall from home without getting locked out.
>>The only exception would have to be the dependency on slooow Bash 
>>compiles - but then you're rolling out that new C version any day now,
>Just a hint:  unless you have dynamic behaviour in your Firehol
>configuration, you don't actually *need* to run it every time you want
>to apply a firewall.
>You can easily use the standard iptables-{save,restore} scripts on a
>Firehol generated firewall, and treat the Firehol script as a
>"compiler", to apply (and then iptables-save) after you make a change to
>the configuration file...
>    Daniel
That is very true - and I do.  But that doesn't change the time required 
for "compilation" - which is required for every change.

It also doesn't take away from my appreciation of Costa's work.

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