Following my previous post on VPNC, after modifying the user-pre file in Firestarter, it somehow screws-up my guest-host connections in Vmware. The host, running on Ubuntu 8.04, no longer be able to connect to it guests, and vice-versa. The following is what I did to make the connection works. I had to post this up for future reference, just in case I forgot.
1. Edit /etc/firestarter/user-pre . First, make the file writable:
sudo chmod 600 /etc/firestarter/user-pre
2. Edit the file:
sudo gedit /etc/firestarter/user-pre
3. Copy the following to the file:
$IPT -A INPUT -i vmnet+ -j ACCEPT
$IPT -A OUTPUT -o vmnet+ -j ACCEPT
4. Save the file and close.
5. Change the user-pre file permission back to the way it was:
sudo chmod 440 /etc/firestarter/user-pre
6. Restart Firestarter:
sudo /etc/init.d/firestarter restart
Now the connection is restored. Both the guest and host can share files, access the web servers, etc.
great blogging so far, but hats off to your picture, the iron man mask is freaking awesome, keep it up. hahah
i wonder why before this you hesitate to do blogging while actually you have tons of idea, knowledge to share…
well done nazham… 🙂
Well, I do have doubts at first, now blogging is kinda fun. 🙂
More so when there’s a blogging community of friends 😀
thanks for the useful tip
any idea how to stop it logging profusely. it seems to overwrite my configuration file changes.
@Oliver: Not sure yet what could be the problem. Will let you know when I stumbled anything.