Re: Confused on iptables and ftp..yes still...
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...
> My iptable rule:
> $IPT -A INPUT -p tcp ! --syn --source-port 20 --destination-port 1024:65535 -j ACCEPT
> I read this as any packed that is not a --syn type from source 20 on the ftp
> server i'm hooking up to, destined to my pc port 1024:65535 jumps to ACCEPT
Try taking out the "! --syn" and see what you get.
> here's a snip of my log files:
> Oct 3 14:32:44 stimpy kernel: Firewall:IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=00:10:5a:15:35:f1:00:30
> :71:78:24:00:08:00 SRC=22.214.171.124 DST=126.96.36.199 LEN=60 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x0
> 0 TTL=54 ID=29441 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=20 DPT=32778 WINDOW=32120 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
> And that's telling me that it's coming from port 20, it's tcp, and it's headed
> to my port 32778, which should jump to ACCEPT! I simply cannot understand why
> the firewall is dropping those packets. Allan was nice enough to point me to
> a web site talking about firewalls and ftp and I 'thought' I had the right
> stuff being let thru.
> Here's a twist...the exact same firewall rules were successfull when I was
> runnin woody, but now that I'm on a standard potato with 'iptables' added
> separately it's not working.
Part of the problem is that you're treating iptables like ipchains as if
they are the same; they are totally different packet filtering/mangling
I see you're not using the super nifty connection tracking capabilities of
iptables. Perhaps it'll help to see a working configuration:
$IPT -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o $OUTSIDE_IFACE -j MASQUERADE
$IPT -P FORWARD ACCEPT
$IPT -A INPUT -s localnet/24 -j ACCEPT
$IPT -A INPUT -s localhost -j ACCEPT
$IPT -P INPUT DROP
$IPT -A INPUT -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
This is all you effectively need for a firewall that does internet
connection sharing. These lines will block all new and invalid incoming
connections, but allow through services that need to connect to a port on
your computer, like IRC, web and FTP.
Phil Brutsche firstname.lastname@example.org
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