Creating a new service definition for Suse firewall

Posted on Fri 03 January 2014 in misc

I use uhare a bit at home and I wanted it to work nicely with SuSE Firewall.

All I had to do was create a new service description in /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2.d/services/ (I called mine ushare) and created the file accordingly.

I copied it from the  /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2.d/services/TEMPLATE

After a bit of reading it seems you can use a service name corresponding to an entry in /etc/services or just the port number. I used the latter. I also had to set this port appropriately in /etc/ushare.conf

    ## Name: ushare Server
    ## Description: Opens ports for ushare

    # space separated list of allowed TCP ports

Now I can just select the service from the drop down in the firewall gui. For me this fits the workflow I would use from Juniper SSG (custom services)