[from newbies]: SSH port forwarding and Webmin

clayton rollins crollins666 at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 12 12:34:09 PDT 2004

On July 12, 2004, Eddie <linux0642 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>I have webmin installed on a brand new installation of FreeBSD 5.2.1. I 
>tunnel port 10000 to my localhost and connect to wemin like this:
>I always connect to webmin this way, with all *nix machines I admin. This 
>does not seem to work with FreeBSD 5.2.1. It does work out of the box for 
>other versions (4.7 and 4.8 at least) of FreeBSD though. Is there some rule 
>somewhere preventing port forwarding in 5.2? Here's my netstat output:
>bsd3c# netstat -nat
>Active Internet connections (including servers)
>Proto Recv-Q Send-Q  Local Address          Foreign Address        (state)
>tcp4       0      0    
>tcp4       0      0           *.*                    LISTEN
>tcp4       0      0  *.22                   *.*                    LISTEN
>tcp6       0      0  *.22                   *.*                    LISTEN
>tcp4       0      0  *.10000                *.*                    LISTEN
>udp4       0      0  *.10000                *.*                   udp4      
>  0      0  *.514                  *.*                   udp6       0      
>0  *.514                  *.*
>webmin is running and listening on port 10000 as it's supposed to, and I 
>can connect to webmin on the localhost with links. The sshd config file 
>gives no indication that tunneling is disabled, and it has not been 
>modified in any way.
>I would be glad to hear what anyone's thoughts are on this.

Hi Eddie,

freebsd-newbies is not meant for technical questions nor replies.
I'm forwarding this along to freebsd-questions. (You should be
CC'ed on any replies...)

My first thought is that maybe 5.2.1 uses a more restrictive
ruleset for firewalling or that you specified a more restrictive
ruleset in rc.conf (firewall_type, which is used by rc.firewall).

You can view current rules with 'ipfw show'.

Of course, this all assumes you've kept ipfw as the firewall.

Also, I could be missing the obvious. (That's one of the reasons
to not ask on -newbies...)


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