Re: Need help blocking all ports except a few
Tried apt-get to download the latest kernel but it seems that it doesn't use
http/ftp but only searches on my CDROM. Where do I configure so that it
searches for packages using http/ftp?
Quoting Patrick Lesslie <email@example.com>:
> On Thu, Dec 25, 2003 at 02:54:41PM +0100, Sommarnatt wrote:
> > I'm new to iptables/chains and need help setting up my new Debian system.
> > The system is going to be a gameserver and I've never set that up before.
> ipchains can run on 2.2 series kernels. iptables requires 2.4
> (or 2.3, but you might as well use 2.4). Installing a 2.4
> kernel-image is fairly easy on debian, and since most modern
> firewall programs use iptables scripts I'd recommend making
> the switch to 2.4 (e.g. debian package kernel-image-2.4.18-1-686
> or similar, depending what platform you run).
> You can run ipchains, but I'm not sure what you have to do.
> > The only services that really need to be open are ssh2 and the game
> > The game server needs these ports opened:
> > 5120-5300 (UDP only)
> > 6667, 80,27900,28900,29900.29901,13139 and 6500
> > Any takers? Or some pointers? Tried Firehol, but it complains that it needs
> > kernel higher than 2.3
> The other thing you could do is just make sure there aren't programs
> running on any ports but these. There was a recentish post about
> doing that, and avoiding having a firewall altogether. It amounts
> to not having much else running, and it sounds like you won't need
> much else anyway.
> Patrick Lesslie
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 01:40:28PM +1100, Daniel Pittman wrote:
> > > Extremely. Without a Firewall, connecting to the Internet is an
> > > invitation to pain, these days. :/
> > this is not true, if your system runs with a minimum of secure
> > configuration. You do not need to run a firewall, if you do not have
> > open ports.
> > Using "netstat -tulp" as root will print all the processes you have to
> > terminate, or decide you want to use (if you want to use them a firewall
> > will have to permit those ports, anyway)
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