firestarter does not show active connections

Bug #705704 reported by Wei-Yee Chan on 2011-01-21
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firestarter (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firestarter

Firestarter does not show active connections as it used to.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: firestarter 1.0.3-8ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.37-12.26-generic 2.6.37
Uname: Linux 2.6.37-12-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Jan 21 09:32:03 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Alpha amd64 (20100803.1)
SourcePackage: firestarter

Wei-Yee Chan (chanweiyee) wrote :
Wei-Yee Chan (chanweiyee) wrote :

Also, the firewall does not seem to be working at all.

qin_sx (qin-sx) wrote :

I have the same problem on 10.10 (amd64).

Wei-Yee Chan (chanweiyee) wrote :

The problem no longer exists for me after the recent update.

qin_sx, are you still experiencing this problem?

max (maxilianus) wrote :

I have this problem now after upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10. Nothing appears in 'Active connections' area anymore, even after removal and re-installation of Firestarter. Does anybody know how to fix this, please

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in firestarter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Demogorgon (adflyreffer) wrote :

Same problem here 12.10 amd64

Roberto (r-dos-ramos) wrote :

Same problem, 12.10 amd64

Zeta (serviciotdf) wrote :


Please check the link: "This bug affects..." botton of "Reported by Wei-Yee Chan on 2011-01-21".

Perico (pdlp-002) wrote :

In 12.10 the problem persists in both 32 and 64 bits version.
It seems that the **conntrack tables from which information is extracted no longer exist in kernel.

Test with 13.04 beta yielded the same result. No active connections were shown.

max (maxilianus) wrote :

I consider this as a major security risk, for it prevents users to oversee their active connections and take opportune actions against anything abnormal that may occur

Geoff (geoffch) wrote :

Firestarter works for me in 12.04 (32-bit). After trying 12.10 and running into this bug, I have decided to stick with 12.04 until this is resolved.

Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

This package has been removed from Ubuntu. Closing all related bugs.

Changed in firestarter (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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