Installing Firestarter on Ubuntu 8.10

In my last post I talked about how to install GUFW to configure your Ubuntu firewall. Even though UFW is the default firewall configuration tool for Ubuntu, Firestarter has been a popular alternative for it.

Installing Firestarter is very easy. Just go to the Applications menu and click on Add/Remove. Then search for “firestarter”. Once you find it, select it and click on Apply Changes.

installing firestarter

After the installation completes, you can open Firestarter by going to Applications -> Internet -> Firestarter OR System -> Administration -> Firestarter.


Note: Don’t install BOTH Firestarter and GUFW as it may prevent each other from functioning properly. You can try both and stick to the one you like most.


5 Responses to Installing Firestarter on Ubuntu 8.10

  1. TheDarkLighter says:

    This isn’t true! Firestarter isn’t avialable in the repos!! I’m using the offical release of Ubuntu 8.10 and its neither in the default, partner, or medibuntu repos! Please remove or revise this article.

  2. nass says:

    Um, dude, I even provided a screenshot 🙂

  3. Dave says:

    It is true… it is in the repository…

    apt-get install firestarter

    pretty easy

  4. Shondo34 says:

    Yup, He is correct, it is in the repo. You probably made the same mistake I did at first and thats why you didn’t see it. In the add/remove programs box make sure the Show: box indicates “All Available Applications” then type firestarter in the search box and—————WHAMMO! THERE SHE BLOWS! Good luck.

  5. andry says:

    ZhK6mE comment6 ,

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