I have a Fedora 8 box - Samba server, Slimserver and some virtual machines running Windows. I think I have the firewall set correctly (I have disabled SE Linux) to handle Samba and Slimserver and a bit of web browing.
When I log on, I can browse the web, but the Slimserver and Samba are invisible until I go to Network Configuration and "activate" the network interface. It is obviously working already, but my guess is that the firewall settings do not kick in correctly until I do this. It means I mostly run it logged in, which I am not happy about from a security point of view.
This problem applies to root as well as an ordinary user.
Is it likely that things are starting up in the wrong order, and by activating the network card a second time I am setting things up in the correct order?