IPFW Firewall Question

G magicman gwg7webbcom at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 5 11:29:42 PST 2008

I have tried this it did not work and the Co-Lo people are convinced that sshd and sendmail
need to be run out of inetd.conf for this to work

As i said i am used to BSDI  and the Finnish SSHD 

Also here they are using the combined hosts.allow/deny  with the deny inside which i never liked
Thank you for your help on this


--- On Fri, 12/5/08, Mel <fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net> wrote:
From: Mel <fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net>
Subject: Re: IPFW Firewall Question
To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org, gwg7webbcom at yahoo.com
Date: Friday, December 5, 2008, 6:02 AM

On Friday 05 December 2008 01:26:04 G magicman wrote:

> Why because of the following:
> 1. Hosts.access  on freebsd works on the Application Layer instead of the
> Network Layer Therefore Hosts.allow/hosts.deny   no longer works the way
> want and i do not feel like running Sendmail and sshd out of Inetd which
> appearantly is the only way to be able to use hosts.allow/deny

You're right about the application layer, but not about the rest. From 
             Access controls that should be enforced by tcp-wrappers are
             defined here.  Further details are described in hosts_access(5).

> 2. Next openssh doesnot have an AllowHosts directive like the Finnish one
> does it only has an AllowUsers directive so i need to protect the system
> from DDOS attacks

Again, see above.

> and Hacking I already tried to block things using the 
> Sendmail Access file but all that did was choak up the server with moronic
> shit.  And i want to be able to use my sftp program but it opens random
> ports which can not be controlled so i need the Clearaddresses to be able
> to see all ports.

For the firewall, pf user here, so others should help. ;)


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.


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