Re: traceroute & ping fail
Another update to myself and others that may want this information:
This update concerns traceroute. If I added the following rules I can now
traceroute to anywhere, but traceroutes to me fail:
$IPT -A INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type time-exceeded -j ACCEPT
$IPT -A INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type port-unreachable -j ACCEPT
Again, the same question goes out to those of you more familiar with iptables,
did I mistakenly leave myself open here?
On Sun, Oct 01, 2000 at 04:04:36PM -0500, William Jensen wrote:
> An update to myself...in case others are having this problem:
> I added the following rule to my script:
> $IPT -A INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type 0 -j ACCEPT
> My understanding is now the box will accpet 'echo replies' that I would generate
> by 'ping debian.org'. I then went to another pc on the net and tried to ping
> my own box and it still just drops the packets. (which I want) Can anyone see
> anything wrong with what I've done?
> On Sun, Oct 01, 2000 at 01:47:48PM -0500, William Jensen wrote:
> > I think it's my firewall blocking them going _out_ because when I take the
> > firewall offline both ping and traceroute work fine. Ping works on localhost,
> > though traceroute does not when the firewall is up. Unfortunetly I am too new
> > at both debian and firewalling to know where I went wrong. I'm trying to set
> > it up so I can ping and traceroute to other boxes but other 'bad' boxes can't
> > do it to me. What information can I follow this msg up with that will be
> > helpful?
> > I call the firewall from /etc/rc2.d/S90firewall_up which is just a sym link to
> > /etc/init.d/firewall_up.
> > On a side note, when I added the logging line:
> > $IPT -A Firewall -j LOG --log-level info --log-prefix "Firewall:"
> > It produces a TON of the following as fast as it can put them in the log file.
> > How do I read this and even more importantly how can I make it log the "rejects"
> > properly so that I can actually catch people trying to scan the box etc.
> > Oct 1 13:28:11 stimpy kernel: Firewall:IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:20:78:cb:ce:05:08:00 SRC=0.0.0.0 DST=255.255.255.255 LEN=576 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=2 PROTO=UDP SPT=68 DPT=67 LEN=556
> > If it would help I can attach the actual firewall script.