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tronkel


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PostPosted: Thu 24 Feb 2011, 13:39    Post_subject:  Firewall Toggle pet package
Sub_title: Toggles Firewall on and off
 

Attached is a pet package that toggles your firewall on and off.

Firewalls sometimes get in the way if you are trying to access another device over a router etc. A slick means of doing this can save your time during configuration.

Edit 1: Latest version here has improved fonts plus a state indicator that shows if firewall is on or off
Edit 2: Now comes with a modified .jwmrc-tray that upgrades your JWM taskbar to include an icon that starts the firewall toggler. Restart JWM to see the extra icon.
Edit 3: Replaced with a smaller resizeable main window that can be resized larger but not smaller.
Edit 4: Firewall current state is shown at program start up. Un-installing the package via Puppy PPM removes the tray and menu icons and restores the JWM tray to its original state
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Geoffrey


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PostPosted: Thu 24 Feb 2011, 19:28    Post_subject:  

I've been looking for something to do this, there is tasmods firewallstate-1.7 tray icon but that has a heap of other stuff that I don't require, just a simple tray icon that indicates that the firewall is active or not with the option to turn it on or off would be a preferable choice.

This app, I have to say it, does look a little ugly and there is no feedback as to whether it as been successful, but then again as long as it works I guess.
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Feb 2011, 03:30    Post_subject:  

@Geoffrey

The app did have some ugly fonts due to some problem with the version of FLTK that I used to build it with. Meanwhile I have re-compiled a later version of FLTK and this seems to have fixed the fonts issue at least. I have rebuilt the dotpet with a later executable that uses the later FLTK and so the fonts are much better now. You can re-download the pet from the above forum message and re-install.

To check that the app works, open a terminal in /user/bin and run the ./ToggleFirewall from there. The terminal read-out should then display the state of the firewall as it gets toggled.

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Feb 2011, 03:52    Post_subject:  

Smile
Just to remind that in Puppy Lucid 5.2 and 5.2.1
the firewall can be run and toggled off/on by right clicking
on the firewall icon, bottom right of desktop
in the taskbar

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Feb 2011, 07:55    Post_subject:  

tronkel wrote:
@Geoffrey

The app did have some ugly fonts due to some problem with the version of FLTK that I used to build it with. Meanwhile I have re-compiled a later version of FLTK and this seems to have fixed the fonts issue at least. I have rebuilt the dotpet with a later executable that uses the later FLTK and so the fonts are much better now. You can re-download the pet from the above forum message and re-install.

To check that the app works, open a terminal in /user/bin and run the ./ToggleFirewall from there. The terminal read-out should then display the state of the firewall as it gets toggled.


I tried to download it again but it seems the file doesn't exist even though the link is there, might be an error on the server.

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my mistake you must of been uploading as now it's working.

Ok, I tried it not much luck, I'm running wary_510 there is no tray icon and the app GUI is quite large and not sizable.
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Feb 2011, 09:01    Post_subject:  

I got the taskbar icon working, would have been nicer if it was a tray icon with a pop up menu that toggled it on and off.
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