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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to allow certain ips and block all other connections on AMAZON EC2 ubuntu 12.04

How do I allow certain IPs and block all other connection in iptables on AMAZON EC2?
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is iptables broken on my raspberry-pi? how to fix?

I am getting some person(s) trying to brute force my ssh, from multiple ip addresses (small sample) : May 22 19:50:02 rpi sshd[1272]: pam_unix(sshd:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 ...
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How can I allow SSH and SMTP only using IPTables?

I've got a raspberry pi set up to send me periodic emails. As it's connected to the internet 24/7, I need IPTables set up properly. I want to allow incoming SSH and allow emails to send out on port ...
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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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IPTables - Port to another ip & port (from the inside)

I currently have a NAS box running under port 80. To access the NAS from the outside, I mapped the port 8080 to port 80 on the NAS as follow: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 8080 -j DNAT ...
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Help about CentOS 7 apps & Driver [closed]

I'm using pc for several years but never tried Linux so I'm quite noob in this field. I'm using Autodesk maya, Nuke & will learn houdini very soon. I found that linux works faster for this apps so ...
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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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Determine what port OpenSUSE firewall is blocking

I am having a problem with the WebStorm IDE in that I cannot use its built-in FTP capabilities probably due to my OpenSUSE (Tumbleweed) firewall blocking some needed ports. I am assuming that because ...
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Linux IPTables - Ignore Range of IPAddresses

I am currently modifying some of my IPtables rules on a public server and have run into a bit of a dilemma. The goal is to do the following: Rate limit the amount of SSH connections that can be made ...
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equivalent of iptables rule in ip6tables

I m newbie in the iptables. I have the following iptables rules in the source code of a project iptables -t mangle -I PREROUTING ! -i br0 -p TCP --dport 45 -j MARK --set-mark 0x1000 iptables -t nat ...
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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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firewalld isn't blocking/dropping ports for ports mapped from docker containers

I have firewalld installed and running on my machine. here are my active zones # firewall-cmd --list-all-zones ... drop (active) interfaces: enp2s0 sources: services: http https ssh ports: ...
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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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How does the iptables work with IPv6?

I would like to set up a firewall on Linux Debian for IPv6. It is important to use iptables for me. I have tried to change the ipv4 folder to ipv6. How can I set up iptables for IPv6?
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package from IP arrives at certain port => open portrange to IP for x seconds

I have been toiling with an issue on iptables: I am trying to make a portrange open to a specific IP for x seconds/minutes as a result of a single packet being sent to a specific port. Not exactly ...
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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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Installing pfSense firewall on an SSD

I was looking at creating a home firewall running pfSense (as I could not get IPCop to boot properly on my hardware). Doing a little research, however, I have some concerns with installing it onto an ...
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How to configure Centos 7 firewallD to allow docker containers free access to the host's network ports?

I have docker installed on CentOS 7 and I am running firewallD. From inside my container, going to the host (default 172.17.42.1) With firewall on container# nc -v 172.17.42.1 4243 nc: connect to ...
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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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NFS Port Blocking Firewall Issue

I am a little stumped on this one and maybe I have been staring at this for too long...but I cannot get my Mac (10.10.3) machine to connect to my Oracle Linux 7 (CentOS/RH 7) server with its firewall ...
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Is it better to set -j REJECT or -j DROP in iptables?

There's an example of iptables rules on archlinux wiki: # Generated by iptables-save v1.4.18 on Sun Mar 17 14:21:12 2013 *filter :INPUT DROP [0:0] :FORWARD DROP [0:0] :OUTPUT ACCEPT [0:0] :TCP - ...
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Disable networking only inside of a single terminal

I want to run a command in the terminal to disable networking, just in that terminal. How can that be accomplished? I'm running OSX. Note: I only want to disable the networking in that terminal. ...
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Is there any PF log parser for FreeBSD

I am runing FreeBSD 8 stable with PF as firewall, I am looking for any tool for parsing PF log's.
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How to create a rule on IPCop firewall for bittorrent trafic to work properly?

I've been trying to use my favourite torrent client (µTorrent) after setting up my IPCop (last update 2.1.9) and it warned me that my router/firewall was blocking the traffic and that I had to open a ...
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Redirect all ARP traffic from eth0 to eth1

I would like to redirect ARP traffic, but I'm struggling with arptables and ebtables. I have 2 interfaces: eth0 10.10.10.25 eth1 10.10.10.20 Both in 10.10.10.0/24 I want to redirect the ARP ...
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Unable to access another server over local network on Digital Ocean

I have two servers. Let's call them A and B. Both are running ubuntu server 14.04. B runs percona server. Now I do not have any firewall set-up on either servers still I am unable to connect to server ...
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Close the neccessary Ports [duplicate]

I am using Linux Mint and I am newbie. Someone is trying to access my computer via my MAC Address and open port. I have some questions: I know that there are different type of port like TCP and UDP. ...
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Forcing google/youtube safesearch on Ipfire

I use IPFIRE firewall os and even though it has a force safe search feature it doesn't seem to work. Would there be any other way to force this feature as I cannot seem to. Create a new cname in ...
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How can I redirect internet traffic from local to proxy server with ip tables (DEBIAN 6)

So i made topology as shown in figure. Router have 3 interfaces like this: eth0 to internet side (with ip 192.168.1.10/24 gateway 192.168.1.254/24). eth1 to server-PC side (with ip ...
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Connection Timeout for ssh connection depending to the ip location?

I have a machine where I can connect it using ssh from different networks. But when I have moved to other country I have not be able to connect it. What may be the cause? I am able to ping the server ...
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Are there any loopholes in IP restricting sshd?

Say that i want to only allow username/password logins on my private network, but restrict all external sources on to key/cert login. I would do something like this: RSAAuthentication yes ...
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CSF not blocking port when removed from csf.conf

I have removed VNC port 5901 from the csf.conf configuration file and executed a csf -f a csf -x and a csf -e to flush and restart CSF. There is a vncserver running on port 5901 and when doing an ...
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mount times out with iptables --policy OUTPUT DROP

I previously ACCEPTed all output traffic by default. Recently changed the policy to DENY output by default, only opening ports needed for server/application functionality. When I tried to mount a ...
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CentOS as home network router: IPTables Port Forwarding failure

I have currently set up a home server with a CentOS 6.6 installation on it. The server has two NIC interfaces which I'm using it as my router and DHCP server. Here's a diagram showing the network ...
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how to automate creating firewall rules?

There is a complex live system - few vlans. In each of them there are linux servers, and on every server there are services. Services connect together - for example service http on host A connect to ...
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Can't add large number of rules to iptables

I made a very simple bash script (echo at start, runs commands, echos at end) to add approx 7300 rules to iptables blocking much of China and Russia, however it gets through adding approximately 400 ...
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Opening a TCP port in Linux

I am trying to establish a TCP socket between my linux server and my client running on my laptop. The TCP server code I am running is, from socket import * HOST = '' PORT = 1999 ...
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Impossible to browse web after configuring iptables

I'm trying to configure iptables on my ubuntu computer. These are my rules: Chain INPUT (policy DROP) target prot opt source destination ACCEPT tcp -- anywhere ...
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Shorewall configuration : providers and LAN

Hi all and thanks in advance for the answers. Currently, I have different providers configured in shorewall. I'll will probably have to change one of them. The problem is I won't have any Public IP ...
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Email evading my spam filter

I'm having trouble with email evading my Barracuda Spam firewall. I believe the spammers are using my A Record to bypass my MX Record which is what directs email to my Barracuda for processing. How ...
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how do I disable the firewall through YaST?

The fine manual states: The Start-Up section defines how your firewall will start. You can either have the firewall start automatically when booting (recommended), or you can set the firewall ...
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can't connect to remote host with MySQL…firewall problem?

I've granted privileges to thufir for remote access through the shell (correct?), but cannot seem to actually connect. The router firewall has SPI to off. I've disable the IPv6 firewall on the ...
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why do we have same chains in different tables of “iptables firewall” in linux?

why do we have same chains in different tables of "iptables firewall"? Like for example: we have "output" chain in filter table, nat table & mangle table.
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how to set a route and firewall for a static ip

These directions on setting the static ip address for vicidial seem at once very specific and overly broad: Type 'yast lan' and press ENTER Optionally, you can type 'yast' and navigate to the ...
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Unable to ping/SSH web-facing server

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onto a box that's set up with one local NIC and one web-facing NIC. The web-facing NIC is configured with a static IP per my ISP. Because networking and security ...
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How do you tweak iptables limit rules on openSUSE Tumbleweed?

I have a fresh install of openSUSE Tumbleweed, it is logging a lot firewall related stuff due to my apple devices multicasting to enable airplay. Lines look like: Mar 14 12:45:13 server kernel: ...
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How to disable network access for a user?

Trying to disable the network access for the user: [root@notebook ~]# iptables -I OUTPUT -m owner --uid-owner tempuser -j DROP [root@notebook ~]# ip6tables -I OUTPUT -m owner --uid-owner tempuser -j ...
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How iptables tables and chains are traversed

I know linux has 3 built-in tables and each of them has its own chains as follow: FILTER: PREROUTING, FORWARD, POSTROUTING NAT: PREROUTING, INPUT, OUTPUT, POSTROUTING MANGLE: PREROUTING, INPUT, ...
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TCP connections in SYN_SENT not visible with lsof

I have lots of connections in SYN_SENT: $ conntrack -L | grep -c 'SYN_SENT' conntrack v1.2.1 (conntrack-tools): 28100 flow entries have been shown. 14017 But I can't see which process(es) are ...
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OpenBSD's pf: disable network access for a given user, except for ssh.

If we are using the default firewall for OpenBSD, how can we modify it to disable all the network access for a normal user except for one thing: we want to ssh to the user from random hosts! So ...