A firewall is a program that controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic on a system. Use this tag for all questions related to firewall configuration and operation.

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iptables Port Forwarding — no service with the port

I have setup a network as in the image below: Firewall (FW) running CentOS 6 has two physical interfaces with subinterfaces: eth0:2 — 10.100.1.78/25 eth0:3 — 10.100.1.79/25 eth3 — 192.168.0.21/24 ...
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Why doesn't Postfix reject a specific client's connection attempts?

My SMTP server is being probed. It looks like a brute force attach on SASL, where they're going through a password dictionary. Having seen thousands of these lines in the log files Sep 18 14:09:52 ...
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How can I block a range of IP addresses with an Amazon EC2 instance?

I know a certain range of IP addresses are causing problem with my server, 172.64.*.* what is the best way to block access to my Amazon EC2 instance? Is there a way to do this using security groups or ...
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Ec2 network bandwidth consumed by internal ip? [on hold]

On iftop I can see ip-172---2.ec2.internal connected to my Ubuntu ec2 server for a long long time? This address doesn't even resolves as its a ec2 internal IP address. How can I block it?
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Firewall rules for user groups [duplicate]

Is there a way to define of firewall rules that are only applicable for a specify user group or a user? Assume I have a user ABC that is not a sudoer on a box, I would like to ABC to follow ABC's ...
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Does -o and -i make sense when the target host is already connected to the interface specified?

iptables -A FORWARD -s 192.168.20.7 -d 10.10.48.3 -p tcp --dport 25 -o eth1 -j ACCEPT iptables -A FORWARD -s 10.10.48.3 -d 192.168.20.7 -p tcp --sport 25 -i eth1 -j ACCEPT Tuning the firewall of my ...
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NAT and source IP filtering in PF, using OpenBSD >= 4.7

I just read a book about PF (The Book Of PF, No Starch), but there's one question not answered by it. If I have a gateway machine using two interfaces, $int_if and $ext_if, and I NAT the packages ...
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FreeBSD ipfw keepstate vs setup keep-state

A lot of examples where people are using keep-state with setup together. For example: ipfw add 1 allow tcp from any to me 22 setup keep-state Because of setup, this rule will allow only SYN ...
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Outgoing firewall application similar to Little Snitch for Mac

Is there a Linux application similar to Little Snitch? Little Snitch is an outgoing firewall that temporarily blocks outgoing network requests until the user decides whether to allow the connection or ...
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How to disable domain service at port 53 on WAN side in OpenWRT?

nmap on the WAN IP shows PORT STATE SERVICE 53/tcp open domain after basic configuration on a fresh OpenWRT (version Chaos Calmer) system. But the service should not be visible from WAN, but ...
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Understanding the iptables rules created by FirewallD

I am having a hard time trying to figure out what the iptables rules generated by FirewallD say. Focusing on the "public" input zone, I have the following rules: *filter :INPUT ACCEPT [0:0] :FORWARD ...
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Why doesn't ufw enforce firewall rules for traffic coming from Virtualbox VM

I've been running Linux Mint 17 on my laptop for a while and thought I had it locked down to not allow any incoming traffic through "Firewall Configuration" (ufw GUI)—I have also validated this from ...
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tun0+ iptables rule

I'm trying to figure out what that + sign means in a rule such as this: -A FORWARD -i tun0+ -j ACCEPT I'm pretty positive it relates to vpn. I noticed a /dev/net/tun interface and a tun0 in ...
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How to setup transparent firewall using ArchLinux

I am trying to setup a Transparent Firewall using ArchLinux. My setup looks like this: (ISP, IP: 10.90.10.254) \ \ \ (eth0-> ip: 10.90.10.1 gateway: 10.90.10.254) +-----------+ | ...
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psad: do not block access to HTTP

I want to block intruders via psad, but HTTP and HTTPS should not be blocked. For example, if someone is scanning my dedicated server via nmap, psad should block him for 2 hours, but he should still ...
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Redhat / Centos 7 Firewalld best practice for pptp or L2TP/IPsec rules

Having a quick look at Centos 7, and though I'd spin up a VPN daemon or 3, but immediately discovered the usual packages aren't yet in the core repositories, so had to dig around and found the ...
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Configure firewalld for OpenVPN (server-bridge) in Fedora 20

I've installed an OpenVPN server on Fedora 20 (server-bridge), but I cannot get it to work. I'm almost sure that It's a firewall issue. I'm trying to connect from an OSX client, but I can connect ...
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Proper way to handle FTP over SSL with restrictive firewall rules?

Without SSL, FTP works fine over a stateful Firewall, like netfilter (iptables) + the nf_conntrack_ftp kernel module like this: # modprobe nf_conntrack_ftp # iptables -A INPUT -m conntrack --ctstate ...
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How to Add rules to IP Filter (Firewall in SCO)

I need to add a rule (allow any to any port 22) to my firewall, so that I can ssh remotely into my machine. I have had a look in the SCO OSR600 Documentation and I cannot find anything in there that ...
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curl timeout troubleshooting

I tried to curl popular websites e.g. curl google.com or curl google.com:80 and there is always a timeout error. Some troubleshooting steps performed: Able to curl localhost with response Able to ...
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How can I make iptables service start automatically after reboot on CenOS/RHEL7?

I am having a few issues with a newly installed home server I am preparing. I have installed CentOS7 on it and I found that port 80 and 443 are off by default. I therefore added them to the iptables ...
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Delay when iptables icmp rules take effect

I have setup my iptables to disable all incoming connection, i.e. :INPUT DROP [0:65535] When the iptables has been started, I run the following command to enable ping: /usr/sbin/iptables -A INPUT ...
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How can I tease Sonicwall ?

In my college, I can't use the web, because they use Sonicwall network firewalls How can I tease it? For I use all websites in my college? Please see the result when I access a website blocked ...
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How can I use 0.0.0.0/0 in ipset hash:net,port?

Right now, if I do ipset a ansible_allowed 0.0.0.0/0,tcp:22 I get ipset v6.19: The value of the CIDR parameter of the IP address is invalid and instead I have to add 0.0.0.0/1,tcp:22 ...
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Linux hosts.deny settings are not applied

I want to make a bunch of websites unaccessible on my computer. My hosts.allow file: sendmail: all # /etc/hosts.allow: list of hosts that are allowed to access the system. # See ...
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how to find out wich chain in iptables in listing

Suppose I have the following two entries line of iptables: iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE iptables -A INPUT -s 192.168.1.0/24 -j DROP So, I have POSTROUTING and INPUT chains. ...
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Configuring OpenVPN to use Firewalld instead of iptables on Centos 7

I need some help configuring OpenVPN on Centos 7 using firewalld. I used iptables on Centos 6.5 and only had to add the following lines to /etc/sysconfig/iptables: -A POSTROUTING -s "10.0.0.0/24" ...
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Why does my firewall (iptables) interfere in my bridge (brctl)?

I set up a bridge br0 "attached" to two interfaces: eth0, my physical interface connected to the real LAN, vnet0, a KVM virtual interface (connected to a Windows VM). And I have this single ...
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IPTables rules for specific processes [duplicate]

I have a lot more experience with the Windows Firewall with advanced functionality than I do with IPTables. With the WFAF, I was able to lock down a program so that it could only connect over specific ...
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Curious about strange ICMP type 3 code 10 traffic to my IP address

My firewall (iptables) logs some strange ICMP type 3 code 10 traffic that I am curious to understand (specifically how or if this could be an exploit of some sort). Type 3 = Destination ...
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How to debug the network issue in case of blocked database connections

I am trying to understand if my analysis of the below information is correct. For all the 3 scenarios listed here, port 80, port 3306 and port 22 are open in the server's firewall. Also, for all the 3 ...
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Reject ssh connections made from proxies

I was seeing this question which was concerned with blocking access to the users who do not belong to a particular region. I am sure that blocking is possible but I see there is a workaround to this. ...
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nc both fails and succeeds

Platform: RHEL 5.10 netcat Version: 1.84-10.fc6 I was trying to figure out if my inability to ssh was TCP-level and usually I use nc for this. This time, however, I got something unexpected. ...
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Unable to access website hosted on virtual machine

I'm on a mac (osx 10.9.3) running CentOS7 in virtualbox. I would like to access the website hosted on the virtual machine. Browsing to the Guest IP returns webpage not available. I'm able to ping and ...
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Ubuntu Firewall Configuration Just for Browsing and E-Mailing [duplicate]

Is it possible to configure UFW just for browsing using firefox, e-mailing using thunderbird and updating the system? How should I proceed? I would like to use the UFW directly without any GUI.
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( /etc/sysconfig/iptables ) “Manual customization of this file is not recommended.” Why?

Editing this file directly /etc/sysconfig/iptables can save me so much headaches so much time and so on... and yet on the very top of the file it says.. Manual customization of this file is not ...
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Is it OK to copy /etc/sysconfig/iptables to another machine?

This is my original server with very loose security given that it does not block all ports via iptables. /etc/sysconfig/iptables contents: # Generated by iptables-save v1.4.7 on Mon Jun 16 ...
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Software firewall with “zone files”

I am using an automatic deployment system for my new Unix deployments. I have a fairly complicated network topology to implement, and I'm looking for firewall software that makes this easy. In ...
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Is there a way to find which iptables rule was responsible for dropping a packet?

I have a system that came with a firewall already in place. The firewall consists of over 1000 iptables rules. One of these rule is dropping packets I don't want dropped. (I know this because I did ...
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How to build an equivalent of littlesnitch or zonealarm under linux? [duplicate]

The question : Recommended reverse firewall applications for linux? asks for a reverse firewall used to monitor, preventing or permitting network access, at the process level, with a GUI. There is two ...
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iptables rule adviser script

There is a server without any iptables defense: ACCEPT all.. There could be custom applications on this server. If we should need to harden this server (so deny all, and only let what is needed by ...
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Unable to SSH into Puppy Linux, even though SSHD is running

I installed OpenSSH client and server on my Puppy Linux computer. That computer is behind a router. I tried to ssh into it over the internet (outside the router) but it times out. Also doesn't work if ...
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iptables rules not reloading on CentOS 6.x

I have one single ipset added to my iptables on a CentOS 6.x box and this rule is lost when the machine reboots. I've found this answer showing how to make a Ubuntu system reload the iptables rules ...
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Temporary redirect ports

I need a temporary redirection of some ports to another machine. I've tried: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 4321 -j DNAT --to-destination 192.168.121.4:80 But shorewall blocks all ...
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How do I control ip routing in the new firewalld?

I have the following scenario: Our fedora server is connected to the internet on eth0 and has a second nic, wlan0 acting as an access point. The purpose of the access point is to provide a connection ...
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How to do domain filtering in Linux?

Preferably something similar to iptables. Basically, I want to do domain filtering/whitelisting/blacklisting like I would with IPs in iptables. Are there any recommendations on how to do this?
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How to combine iptables rulesets

Say there are several iptables scripts (run at boot time), all of which run something like iptables -A ... to add rules. I'm thinking this could be improved, turning all those shell scripts into text ...
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Defining IPv6 chains in ip6tables-restore/iptables-restore files, is it possible?

The format for the files generated by iptables-save/ip6tables-save and loadable through iptables-restore/ip6tables-restore stipulates that one can prepend -4 or -6 respectively so as to maintain the ...
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iptables based redirect captive portal style

What is a iptables set of rules that will force hosts connected to a access point, that try to access any website (port 80 of any ip or hostname) to be redirected to another device on the network ...
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Can iptables rules manipulate IP sets?

In iptables-extensions(8) the set module is described and it is discussed that it is possible to react to the presence or absence of an IP or more generally a match against an IP set. However, it ...