Changeset 49

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04/14/08 17:21:45 (10 years ago)
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rmcmillen
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Fixes for Ticket #34. Updated url.

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  • walleye/trunk/walleye/admin/templates/adminCreateConfig.htm

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    5454                                <td>&nbsp;</td> 
    5555                                <td align="left" colspan="2"> 
    56                                 All of the values you give the system (IP addresses, email addresses, etc are stored as variables in /hw/conf.  Each value is stored in its own unique filename, similar to how /proc file system works on many Unix systems.  For example, the file /hw/conf/HwTCPRATE contains the value for the limit of how many outbound TCP connections are allowed.  There are currently over 50 files (unique variables) stored in this location.  The system scripts and Honeywall functionality use these to determine its behavior.  Whenever you use one of the utilities below to configure or modify the system, you are changing the values stored in the variables.  Now, trying to archive or transport these values can be a pain in the butt.  So, in addition, we created the configuration file /etc/honeywall.conf.  This is a simple ASCTII text file that takes all the variables and their values from /hw/conf, and stores them in a single file.  This file is NOT used by the system.  Instead, this is a simple way for you to store the system configuration (such as to a floppy) or to transport to another system (such as over scp).  The utilities below do NOT update the /etc/honeywall.conf file.  If you want your current configurations in /etc/honeywall.conf, you will have to manually udate it first.  All three utilities below have that functionality.  For more information on how variables are stored and used, please refer to <a href="http://www.honeynet.org/tools/cdrom/roo/manual/8-internals.html">Sec 8: Internals</a>.  
     56                                All of the values you give the system (IP addresses, email addresses, etc are stored as variables in /hw/conf.  Each value is stored in its own unique filename, similar to how /proc file system works on many Unix systems.  For example, the file /hw/conf/HwTCPRATE contains the value for the limit of how many outbound TCP connections are allowed.  There are currently over 50 files (unique variables) stored in this location.  The system scripts and Honeywall functionality use these to determine its behavior.  Whenever you use one of the utilities below to configure or modify the system, you are changing the values stored in the variables.  Now, trying to archive or transport these values can be a pain in the butt.  So, in addition, we created the configuration file /etc/honeywall.conf.  This is a simple ASCTII text file that takes all the variables and their values from /hw/conf, and stores them in a single file.  This file is NOT used by the system.  Instead, this is a simple way for you to store the system configuration (such as to a floppy) or to transport to another system (such as over scp).  The utilities below do NOT update the /etc/honeywall.conf file.  If you want your current configurations in /etc/honeywall.conf, you will have to manually udate it first.  All three utilities below have that functionality.  For more information on how variables are stored and used, please refer to <a href="http://www.honeynet.org/tools/cdrom/roo/manual/9-internals.html">Sec 9: Internals</a>.  
    5757                                </td> 
    5858                                <td>&nbsp;</td>