pergesu at gmail.com
Sun Feb 20 18:42:42 GMT 2005
On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 06:23:39 -0800, Loren M. Lang <lorenl at alzatex.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 09:32:25PM -0700, Pat Maddox wrote:
> > I want to install a firewall on my system. First of all, is PF the
> > one I should be using? It seems to get the most recommendations.
> > I don't actually seem to have any problems configuring it - I just
> > have some problems testing the configuration. I can ssh to the box,
> > and I can access port 80...but I'd like to be able to just scan it to
> > quickly see what's up. When PF is disabled, I can nmap it in about 9
> > seconds. When I turn it on, it takes over 3 minutes to do. These
> > machines are on the same network, so the connection is obviously fast.
> This is a good thing, IMHO. Think about all those script kiddies
> sitting out there looking for a nice, juicy server to compromise. If it
> takes them 3 minutes to port scan your machine, they'll probably cancel
> it before it's finished and move on.
That makes sense to me. I'd still like to be able to scan it the
first time around to make sure everything's working, then I can just
set it to drop packets, so it takes longer.
I'd still like to find a good example config file that works well for
a web server.
> I believe what's happening is that all ports that aren't open are
> configured to drop packets instead of reject them like is default.
> Reject means send back an error message saying port is closed where
> dropping just ignores it. The port scanner sends out a request and
> waits for a response, either "Hello," or "Sorry, I'm closed." It will
> wait quite a while before it decides that nothings there.
> > Are there any good, pretty simple guides on setting up PF? I'm having
> > a tough time understanding what the rulesets all mean.
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> I sense much NT in you.
> NT leads to Bluescreen.
> Bluescreen leads to downtime.
> Downtime leads to suffering.
> NT is the path to the darkside.
> Powerful Unix is.
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