To: dia-list <dia-list gnome org>,Marc Schöchlin <marc schoechlin t-online de>
Subject: RE: import-filter for iptables ?
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 13:19:58 -0400
Im pretty new to dia, but I'll give u my comments.
I dont think there is any type of data import feature now. Will there be any??
Marc: what I did to import data is:
1. created a simple text box and rectangle; grouped them, and saved to a
file. Then i gunzip'ed the dia save file, and u can see the XML format this
2. after a few minutes of studying, it will be pretty simple to see where
the text goes. You can write a simple script to replicate as many of these
box-text grouped objects as you want. Then u write to file, and use some good
ol manual labor to organize.
3. I think your needs are too specific to dia, so its best u just put your
work on some website and let google make the information public.
So here's some extra tips:
I had some data for each year 1975-2000. So on avg, i made needed 15
text/rectangle groups for each year. To make things easier, I then grouped (
just by adding <dia:group> ... </dia:group> (iirc) around each year). When i
opened the file in dia, I then did a manual (by hand, for loop):
for each year:
Select a year
align it vertically-adjecent (this really makes the data easy to use).
did whatever other organizing needed to be done.
So with those simple steps, u can get very efficient. I'm actually going to
work on a more automated way, more from me on that later. Don't bother
changing the size of rectangles in the custom text import feature i described
above, its far too complex.
Thats that -Hunter.
LARS: did u die or something??
>===== Original Message From Marc Schöchlin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I'm often writing or modifying iptables-firewallscripts, but I miss a
>to make a graphical-documentation of these firewalls.
>There is a command which allows me to dump the actual firewall-configuration
>to a file. (iptables-save)
>I thought about writing a small piece of code to create a first simple
>I'm used to program in perl, but I have also some little experience in
>Does it make sense to include such a filter to dia - or is it more easy to
>write this in my used language ?
>The diagrams should look like this:
>There are rules which are grouped in chains. The rules should
>text-boxes. These textboxes should be includes in a "named" chain.
>Iptables supports to jump to other chains - so I have to be able to make
>line from one of the rule-textboxes to an certain chain. (the magnetic
>line should be
>able to be placed on the left or on the right side of the text)
>Are there some functonalities for automatic creation of such kind of
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