netfilter firewalling problems and solutions

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar.wants at
Mon Feb 23 13:56:36 PST 2004

On Sat, 2004-02-21 at 17:33, Ian Molton wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 13:47:48 -0600
> Dagmar d'Surreal <dagmar.wants at> wrote:
> > There's a third now, thanks to union mounts.  Slap a large enough union
> > mounted filesystem over / like some whopping great sheet of plastic,
> > install the package, then peel it off by umounting / and remounting it
> > somewhere else to see what you're looking at (after you delete all the
> > junk in it's /tmp and /var/log).
> does the union mount only apply to processes run in the same environment?
> If not, you better hope nothing else hits the disc in the meantime ;-)

Filesystem mounts are system wide.  See my other comment about clearing
out the dross in /var/log and /tmp from the result.
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