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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
August 26, 2005 8:58:44 PM

Archived from groups: comp.security.firewalls (More info?)

It is more a Linux question that a firewalk or firewall quesiton! Please
accept my apologies.

My knowledge about Linux is extremely primitive. However, most security
tools are in Linux and I have to learn it as it goes.

I am trying to install Firewalk at root, i.e., \root\firewalk on a SuSE 9.2
machine. Prior to its installation, I installed Libnet at root., i.e.,
\root\libnet, as firewalk's pre-requisite.

At the end of the ./configure, the program "complained" that it could not
find libnet!

Should I need to add a "path" to the "environment" so that Firewalk could
find it. If it is the case, what are the steps?

Any pointers are greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

DF

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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
August 27, 2005 12:50:28 PM

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Doug Fox <dfox138-no-spam@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I am trying to install Firewalk at root, i.e., \root\firewalk on a SuSE 9.2
> machine. Prior to its installation, I installed Libnet at root., i.e.,
> \root\libnet, as firewalk's pre-requisite.
> At the end of the ./configure, the program "complained" that it could not
> find libnet!
> Should I need to add a "path" to the "environment" so that Firewalk could
> find it. If it is the case, what are the steps?

../configure --help | less

and read. Is there an option for configure to tell where this library is?

Yours,
VB.
--
"Es kann nicht sein, dass die Frustrierten in Rom bestimmen, was in
deutschen Schlafzimmern passiert".
Harald Schmidt zum "Weltjugendtag"
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
August 27, 2005 5:34:24 PM

Archived from groups: comp.security.firewalls (More info?)

In the Usenet newsgroup comp.security.firewalls, in article
<77-dnWSpu9AbH5LeRVn-uw@rogers.com>, Doug Fox wrote:

>It is more a Linux question that a firewalk or firewall quesiton!

and probably would be more apropos in comp.os.linux.misc, or possibly
alt.os.linux.suse - but what-ever

>My knowledge about Linux is extremely primitive.

http://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/docs/HOWTO/
http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/howtos.html

http://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/docs/linux-doc-project/
http://tldp.org/guides.html

Two places (at two sites) you should be familiar with. Older versions of
the HOWTOs may be stashed on your system (/usr/share/HOWTO/ perhaps),
but that _alone_ is about 470 documents - the equivalent of 12,000 pages.
The LDP guides are 25 or so full sized books, available for free download
in various print formats.

>I am trying to install Firewalk at root, i.e., \root\firewalk on a SuSE
>9.2 machine.

Unusual location. If you 'echo $PATH' as root, you will see what is in
the PATH. I'd rather doubt that /root/firewalk is - though /root/bin
might be. Normally, something like that would go into /usr/local/sbin/.

SuSE 9.2 is a version behind (9.3 came out in March), and 10.0 is in at
least the third beta release.

>Prior to its installation, I installed Libnet at root., i.e.,
>\root\libnet, as firewalk's pre-requisite.

Better learn that UNIX (and friends, that includes Linux) uses the other
slash as a path separator. None the less, /root/libnet is a HIGHLY
unusual location. Libraries are more likely to go to /lib/, /usr/lib/,
and perhaps (in this case) /usr/local/lib/.

>At the end of the ./configure, the program "complained" that it could not
>find libnet!

Not surprising. See the 'Filesystem Hierarchy Standard' available from
http://www.pathname.com/fhs/. See also the 'Linux-Filesystem-Hierarchy'
which is an LDP guide.

>Should I need to add a "path" to the "environment" so that Firewalk could
>find it. If it is the case, what are the steps?

Did you read the ./configure and ./Makefile* to see where things are
expected to be? Did you read the documentation that came with the
tarball?

>Any pointers are greatly appreciated.

As a newbie, you should be staying more with the packages that are supplied
with your distribution (in this case SuSE 9.2). Packages (.rpm) that are
specifically built for SuSE 9.2 are probably acceptable as well. Other
pre-built packages may be for other versions of SuSE (I'd avoid anything
built for versions earlier that 9.0), and for other distributions (such
as Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Mandrake/Mandriva, Red Hat and Slackware, and
clones thereof) may not work for you because of incompatibilities between
distributions (files in non-standard places) and releases (different library
versions). Tarballs can work, though no where near as easy (and thus not
for the newbie), and these bypass the package manager which may cause
dependencies problems.

Old guy
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
August 28, 2005 3:25:28 AM

Archived from groups: comp.security.firewalls (More info?)

Many thanks, Moe, for the info.

"Moe Trin" <ibuprofin@painkiller.example.tld> wrote in message
news:slrndh1che.sfk.ibuprofin@compton.phx.az.us...
> In the Usenet newsgroup comp.security.firewalls, in article
> <77-dnWSpu9AbH5LeRVn-uw@rogers.com>, Doug Fox wrote:
>
>>It is more a Linux question that a firewalk or firewall quesiton!
>
> and probably would be more apropos in comp.os.linux.misc, or possibly
> alt.os.linux.suse - but what-ever
>
>>My knowledge about Linux is extremely primitive.
>
> http://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/docs/HOWTO/
> http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/howtos.html
>
> http://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/docs/linux-doc-project/
> http://tldp.org/guides.html
>
> Two places (at two sites) you should be familiar with. Older versions of
> the HOWTOs may be stashed on your system (/usr/share/HOWTO/ perhaps),
> but that _alone_ is about 470 documents - the equivalent of 12,000 pages.
> The LDP guides are 25 or so full sized books, available for free download
> in various print formats.
>
>>I am trying to install Firewalk at root, i.e., \root\firewalk on a SuSE
>>9.2 machine.
>
> Unusual location. If you 'echo $PATH' as root, you will see what is in
> the PATH. I'd rather doubt that /root/firewalk is - though /root/bin
> might be. Normally, something like that would go into /usr/local/sbin/.
>
> SuSE 9.2 is a version behind (9.3 came out in March), and 10.0 is in at
> least the third beta release.
>
>>Prior to its installation, I installed Libnet at root., i.e.,
>>\root\libnet, as firewalk's pre-requisite.
>
> Better learn that UNIX (and friends, that includes Linux) uses the other
> slash as a path separator. None the less, /root/libnet is a HIGHLY
> unusual location. Libraries are more likely to go to /lib/, /usr/lib/,
> and perhaps (in this case) /usr/local/lib/.
>
>>At the end of the ./configure, the program "complained" that it could not
>>find libnet!
>
> Not surprising. See the 'Filesystem Hierarchy Standard' available from
> http://www.pathname.com/fhs/. See also the 'Linux-Filesystem-Hierarchy'
> which is an LDP guide.
>
>>Should I need to add a "path" to the "environment" so that Firewalk could
>>find it. If it is the case, what are the steps?
>
> Did you read the ./configure and ./Makefile* to see where things are
> expected to be? Did you read the documentation that came with the
> tarball?
>
>>Any pointers are greatly appreciated.
>
> As a newbie, you should be staying more with the packages that are
> supplied
> with your distribution (in this case SuSE 9.2). Packages (.rpm) that are
> specifically built for SuSE 9.2 are probably acceptable as well. Other
> pre-built packages may be for other versions of SuSE (I'd avoid anything
> built for versions earlier that 9.0), and for other distributions (such
> as Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Mandrake/Mandriva, Red Hat and Slackware, and
> clones thereof) may not work for you because of incompatibilities between
> distributions (files in non-standard places) and releases (different
> library
> versions). Tarballs can work, though no where near as easy (and thus not
> for the newbie), and these bypass the package manager which may cause
> dependencies problems.
>
> Old guy
!