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Fedora+Core

IPTABLES Explained Part 4: IPTables and Portsentry, the dynamic duo

Post date: January 3, 2007, 10:01 Category: Security Views: 8253 Comments
Tutorial quote: A tutorial that explains on how to make Portsentry and IPTables to work smoothly together on Fedora. This includes the dynamic adding AND the periodic removal of "old" IPs as well as saving your blocked IP lists in case you need to change your IPTables script or reboot.
Fedora+Core

How To Install A Custom Iptables Firewall

Post date: March 31, 2006, 21:03 Category: Network Views: 4286 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide is to show you how to edit your iptables if you're running on a server This guide info came from iptables rocks, but i edited a bunch of data to make it suitable for what i want it to do.
Linux

Three tools to help you configure iptables

Post date: May 25, 2005, 14:05 Category: Network Views: 3085 Comments
Tutorial quote: Every user whose client connects to the Internet should configure his firewall immediately after installation. Some Linux distributions include firewall configuration as a part of installation, often offering a set of defaults configurations to choose from. However, to ensure that your machine presents the minimum "attack surface" (a measure of the number of vulnerable ports, user accounts, and sockets exposed to attack) to the predatory inhabitants of the Internet, you may need to do some manual configuration of your firewall. Here are three tools that can help.
The Linux kernel (version 2.4 onwards) contains a framework for packet filtering and firewalling using netfilter and iptables. Netfilter is a set of hooks inside the Linux kernel that allows kernel modules to register callback functions with the network stack. Iptables is a generic table structure for the definition of rulesets. Each rule within an IP table consists of a number of classifiers (iptables matches) and one connected action (iptables target). Iptables has extensive documentation that can be accessed online or by typing man iptables at the command line. Yet despite the depth of the documentation available for iptables, its complexity can be baffling.
Linux

iptables: The Linux Firewall Administration Program

Post date: November 29, 2005, 20:11 Category: Network Views: 2844 Comments
Tutorial quote: This chapter covers the iptables firewall administration program used to build a Netfilter firewall. For those of you who are familiar with or accustomed to the older ipfwadm and ipchains programs used with the IPFW technology, iptables will look very similar to those programs. However, it is much more feature-rich and flexible, and it is very different on subtle levels.
Linux

Secure your Server with iptables

Post date: April 20, 2005, 11:04 Category: Security Views: 3089 Comments
Tutorial quote: Central to securing a Linux server that's connected to the Internet is having a good firewall and specific policies in place. Numerous options exist for those considering firewalls for Linux, however, a free and included solution is onoffer through Netfilter and iptables.
Linux

Bandwidth monitoring with iptables

Post date: December 27, 2005, 15:12 Category: Network Views: 3672 Comments
Tutorial quote: Linux has a number of useful bandwidth monitoring and management programs. A quick search on Freshmeat.net for bandwidth returns a number of applications. However, if all you need is a basic overview of your total bandwidth usage, iptables is all you really need -- and it's already installed if you're using a Linux distribution based on the 2.4.x or 2.6.x kernels.
Linux

Step-By-Step Configuration of NAT with iptables

Post date: November 22, 2006, 18:11 Category: Network Views: 5647 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how to set up network-address-translation (NAT) on a Linux system with iptables rules so that the system can act as a gateway and provide internet access to multiple hosts on a local network using a single public IP address. This is achieved by rewriting the source and/or destination addresses of IP packets as they pass through the NAT system.
Ubuntu

Installing and configuring FireHOL - Part 2

Post date: September 20, 2006, 22:09 Category: Network Views: 7201 Comments
Tutorial quote: This is the second part of the introduction to FireHOL article. It covers more advanced topics that you might find useful, such as defining new services, selective filtering, and NAT. Everything is explained in a very detailed fashion.
Unix+clones

Chkrootkit Portsentry Howto

Post date: April 15, 2005, 23:04 Category: Security Views: 2789 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document describes how to install chkrootkit and portsentry. It should work (maybe with slight changes concerning paths etc.) on all *nix operating systems.

Chkrootkit "is a tool to locally check for signs of a rootkit" (from http://www.chkrootkit.org).

"The Sentry tools provide host-level security services for the Unix platform. PortSentry, Logcheck/LogSentry, and HostSentry protect against portscans, automate log file auditing, and detect suspicious login activity on a continuous basis" (from http://sourceforge.net/projects/sentrytools/).

This howto is meant as a practical guide.
Debian

Secure Debian System Using FireHOL Firewall

Post date: July 26, 2006, 20:07 Category: Desktop Views: 2923 Comments
Tutorial quote: FireHOL is a stateful iptables packet filtering firewall configurator. It is abstracted, extensible, easy and powerful. It can handle any kind of firewall, but most importantly, it gives you the means to configure it, the same way you think of it.
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