IP Firewalling by DNS name

David Wolfskill david at catwhisker.org
Tue May 31 09:00:50 PDT 2005

On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 11:54:25AM -0400, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Oliver Fromme <olli at lurza.secnetix.de> writes:
> > Ivan Voras <ivoras at fer.hr> wrote:
> >  > As I understand it, sshd actually accepts connections 
> >  > prior to checking hosts.allow?
> > 
> > Yes, the connection is accepted first, because there is
> > no information available about it before it is accepted.
> > But if the check fails, the connection will be closed
> > immediately.
> Well, that's not necessarily the best way to explain it.  When you're
> working with TCP wrappers, you're running out of inetd(8), so there
> isn't really any sshd at all until the wrappers have decided to allow
> the connection.

Are you *sure* about that?  Ref:

g1-18(4.11-S)[2] ldd `which sshd`
        libopie.so.2 => /usr/lib/libopie.so.2 (0x28089000)
        libmd.so.2 => /usr/lib/libmd.so.2 (0x28092000)
        libssh.so.2 => /usr/lib/libssh.so.2 (0x2809b000)
        libcrypt.so.2 => /usr/lib/libcrypt.so.2 (0x280ca000)
        libcrypto.so.3 => /usr/lib/libcrypto.so.3 (0x280e3000)
        libutil.so.3 => /usr/lib/libutil.so.3 (0x281da000)
        libz.so.2 => /usr/lib/libz.so.2 (0x281e3000)
        libwrap.so.3 => /usr/lib/libwrap.so.3 (0x281f0000)
        libpam.so.1 => /usr/lib/libpam.so.1 (0x281f8000)
        libc.so.4 => /usr/lib/libc.so.4 (0x28202000)

Note "libwrap.so.3" in there....

David H. Wolfskill				david at catwhisker.org
Any given sequence of letters is a misspelling of a great many English words.

See http://www.catwhisker.org/~david/publickey.gpg for public key.

More information about the freebsd-stable mailing list