[K12OSN] OT: Smoothwall and Dansguardian

Jon Spriggs jon.spriggs at gmail.com
Tue May 3 15:32:07 UTC 2005

Which account actually runs the Dansguardian script? Have you given
that account write permissions to that file?

Run the following command to check and see if actually is running

ps aux |grep -i dans

If it's not running, then how about giving rw perms to all users with
regards to that file initially, and seeing where it fails.

Hope that helps :)


On 5/3/05, Henry Hartley <henryhartley at westat.com> wrote:
> I know this is off topic but I know how much collected knowledge there
> is on this list and thought there's a chance someone here will know
> what (probably obvious thing) I'm missing.  Or at least know what
> question to ask to help me find it.
> At home I've got a Smoothwall Express 2.0 firewall that also has
> Dansguardian (2.6.1) on it. I had it working as a transparent proxy
> until a while ago when I had some trouble with one of the network ports.
> I took the firewall down and got that fixed but now, when I start the
> machine up again, I cannot seem to get filtering working again and I'm
> not sure why. When I run:
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/dansguardian status
> I get:
> Parent DansGuardian pid:2112
> so it seems to be running. I've changed the DG loglevel to 3 but
> /var/log/dansguardian/access.log is still 0 bytes long. Actually, I
> deleted that file and had a bit of trouble because dansguardian couldn't
> create it (because of permissions). I created a file and made "nobody"
> the owner. At that point, dansguardian stopped complaining but it still
> doesn't seem to be doing anything.
> I know I'm missing something perfectly obvious but cannot think what.
> Suggestions would be much appreciated.
> --
> Henry
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