An application that allows a user to configure the tables provided by the Linux firewall. iptables is succeeded by nftables as of 2014.

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airbase-ng: How to apply `iptables` rule to packets on `at0` tap-interface

airbase-ng: How to apply iptables rule to packets on at0 tap-interface Reading a tutorial on the net, I see this iptables command used with the tap-interface at0, created by airbase-ng. iptables ...
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Nmap scan giving different result to my iptables configuration

I am running a simple webserver on a VPS, the only ports I have open are 80 - for HTTP (webserver) 12345 - an unusual port for SSH connection to administer server. I wanted to see how my ...
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Blocking all incoming traffic, will it still accept a response from a request I initiated?

I am a 'newbie' when it comes to firewalls, but I am trying to launch some machines that will connect to Facebook's Graphs API. I only want these machines to contact Facebook and nothing else. By this ...
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CPU load of iptables to deny IPs during DDoS event [closed]

If a server has an external IP address protected with an iptables whitelist rule to reject all by default except from 3 ip addresses ip1, ip2 and ip3. If someone identifies this external IP address, ...
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Should I block outbound TCP RST (on closed ports)?

I have a range of inbound TCP ports open on the firewall, but usually closed on the host machine. I see a handful of unknown connection attempts each day, for which the server returns TCP RST. I ...
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How to detect arp spoofing using iptable? [closed]

How can I set iptables to detect arp spoofing on linux?
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iptable ip_conntrack_max testing

I was trying to understand how ip_conntrack_max works so i have created two VM and set ip_conntrack_max to 10000 I used hping to open 10000 udp connection on VM using following command hping --udp ...
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iptables rule to ban and redirect malicious traffic

I'm running Apache 2 and after analysing the access_log I discovered that my website is visited more than 800 times a day (today 924) from majestic.co.uk bot. The bot use this range of IP addresses: ...
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How to bypass DNS spoofing protection

I know that SSL certificates prevent DNS spoofing, but I was wondering why it is not possible after ARP cache poisoning to set up iptables rules and redirect the origin destination to fake page?
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Iptables and PSAD [closed]

I had a configuration error with PSAD that deals with the logging of all traffic on my server. I fixed the configuration error by placing the logging rules at the end of the whole chain (filter ...
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Host-based security architecture for web server network

I am begining with network security and after studying for a while about often used technologies I got to this architecture for my home server (sorry it is not in english). I considered 3 basic ...
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Is it worth it to use sshguard when only allowing ssh login from specific IP?

I'm running a VPS (under ArchLinux) and was wondering if sshguard was useful in the following case. My iptables rule for SSH in looks like this : iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --source $Trusted --dport ...
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Opening port 53 on server Risks?

I looked about but couldn't find a similar enough question. I have some remote servers positioned on clients networks, which provide various services (raspberry pi) - and their firewall config is as ...
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Preventing ARP spoofing in DMZ

Is there any possible way to implement a defence mechanism in a firewall to be able to prevent ARP spoofing in a DMZ. Our DMZ server consist of two webservers and a database (which should be available ...
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How does DROP rule work in iptables?

I'm working with iptables in order to close one or two open ports. So I tried this rule in order to change the default policy. # iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 3333 -j DROP Then I checked the ...
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Firewall egress filtering / quick whitelisting

Suppose your Aunt or Uncle is easily fooled by phishing attempts and their computer has multiple root kits and key loggers running. Assume their computing habits will never change. Looking at his ...
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ARP - forwarding or dropping with IPtables

I've been trying to ARP poison my home computer and router (intended to learn and discover the networks behavior). And with success. The whole time I've been using: with ...
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How to prevent outgoing UDP attacks?

My server has been the target from hackers 3 times in the last month, and the attack seem to follow the same pattern. The attack another site from my server using UDP connection. The report from my ...
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Limit Packets Per Second

Since last week I have been seeing something fishy and it seems to be worsening. I tried many firewalls and they seem to be useless. I blocked all unwanted ports and only few ports are open so I found ...
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Using Linux iptables to implement a stateless, packet filtering firewall

When I began my career in network security, almost a decade back, the industry standard was stateful firewalls that even had the ability to inspect some application layer protocols. I had only heard ...
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iptables intercept received packet with proxy and then forward to destination

Lets say I receive internet through my eth1 port and share it via hotspot to other devices (wlan0 port) [internet]----(eth1)[my computer](wlan0 hotspot) | ...
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How web application firewalls protect application from DDoS attacks?

How to protect a web application from DDoS by the implementation of Web Application firewalls? How effective is this method?
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IPtables accepting SMTP without being configured?

While setting up the IPtables rules for a new server, I set up Postfix and send an email to try it out. To my surprise the email arrived without me declaring a rule for the port in IPtables. ...
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How to block traffic coming from an “public” WiFi hotspot and going to the LAN (iptables)

I followed this tutorial (http://elinux.org/RPI-Wireless-Hotspot) for an Wifi Hotspot in the guesthouse. This is working fine, but every device on the WiFi network can reach any LAN device in the LAN ...
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Security implications of packets with an invalid state (iptables)

I have been seeing few rules with -m state --state NEW, ESTABLISHED, RELATED. First I thought that was pointless as it was contemplating the three possible states, so there was no need to define -m ...
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Can an attacker detect if I have a TARPIT enabled?

Last thing we want to do is provoke an attacker and offer them challenges or puzzles indirectly to give them a flag to stay and continue to hack rather than move on to other hosts. If possible, I do ...
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Which IPTables chains should I log from a security perspective

So far I've always been logging the INPUT and OUTPUT chains because I only used iptables as host firewall. Now I'm configuring network firewall which uses iptables, but I don't know whether I should ...
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Is it safe to disable connection tracking in iptables?

While reading about NOTRACK target of raw table in iptables, I encountered an article suggesting that for certain traffic you could (or even should) disable connection tracking. The two examples were: ...
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Is it possible to find out what a remote user is trying to do connecting to a closed port?

From my iptables log, I can observe a particular remote IP address trying to connect to my server from port 80 to a private port number: Jul 09 01:24:41 example.com kernel: IPTABLES: IN=eth1 ...
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Utility of Output Chains in IPTABLES when there is no Network Firewall— Is it ok to permit all outgoing connections from a server?

I have a set of INPUT chain rules restricting traffic based on source ip and destination ports.The services are ftp and a job service.The server has a public ip address. The default policy of the ...
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Port Knocking using only Iptables/netfilter

I am using the following iptables rules for port knocking. Everything works well, but it open the port for just a second and then close it. So how to improve this script to accept connection for a 30 ...
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Block specific packets/sequences of packets to remove disturbing client “feature”

Recently, one of my client-server application started to disturb me with some very annoying "notifications". Basically, what happens is that the remote server sends a few packets to my client, which ...
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Logging server compromised (IptabLes and IptabLex)

I am trying to figure out how it was compromised. They installed IptabLes and IptabLex in /boot. They also added /etc/init.d/IptabLes and /etc/init.d/IptabLex which simply call the respective /boot ...
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How to set iptables to drop packets that I'm not listening on?

I've got a Kali Linux box I use for pen testing. I would like to configure my machine to DROP incoming packets, but only when I'm not listening on them. e.g. if I run a netcat listener on port 80, I ...
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Is my ISP doing a port scan on my computer?

I have been logging incoming connections with iptables for a while and I have been observing the following popping up periodically: 11:45:10 my.com kernel: IPTABLES: SRC=220.255.XX.XXY ...
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Allow loopback in Iptables?

I'm trying to write Iptables rules for a small web server. Almost every source I've encountered recommends to allow loopback access to the web server, but doesn't explain why this is necessary. ...
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Find out what Linux software is trying to phone home

I have seen some suspicious outbound communications blocked on my VPS, which hosts a small experimental Web site, and want to find out which application is making the attempt. The server is running ...
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MitM Attacks - Iptables?

I have looked for the answer to this question to no avail, apologies if I missed it. I would like to know how effective iptables would be against MitM attacks - in the following setup: ALLOW INPUT ...
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How to manage security for multiple PC and VM?

I have a firewall VM which creates I have used to setup subnet for different purposes. For example: (fake ips, of course) 1.1.2.1/24 DMZ 1.1.3.1/24 Internal 1.1.5.1/24 security/logging I use ...
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Isolating guest networks

I'm setting up a secondary guest wifi on my router and I want to make sure that it's impossible for clients connected to the guest wifi to access my primary network. Initially, I used IP filtering ...
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iptables: plaintext password protection

I'd like to find a way to block or restrict my access to the web-pages where my password is sent as a plaintext on the internet. Let's assume if I have the same password for all web-pages, is it ...
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Does iptables work in kernel mode? [closed]

I am not sure about that. It should run in kernel mode in order to avoid some user-mode program to kill/suspend the firewall and do its dirty job. The malware would not be able to kill the firewall ...
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How does a website get pass my server firewall and attempt to hotlink to my server resources?

I was stumped when I saw the following lines on my Apache server error log this morning: [authz_core:error] [client ::1:37317] AH01630: client denied by server configuration: ...
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forcing a traffic redirect?

I am trying to get my machines to be force through a MiTM and the MiTM to redirect them to a server of my choice (which happens to be the MiTM on port 17002) I am running ip tables: sudo iptables -t ...
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Bridge Firewall vs Routing Firewall

What is the difference between bridge and routing firewall ? How they both works and what are the security advantages/disadvantages for both scenario ?
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ufw, system-config-firewall-tui, or firewalld vs iptables

Is there any advantage (other than usability) to using ufw, system-config-firewall-tui, or firewalld rather than just using iptables? My understanding is that these other programs just simplify ...
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Are there “LAN IPs” on the internet?

I have a home-made web application and thought that an easy way to secure it's administration interface would be to simply reject all IPs that arent from 192.168... Is this viable? is it possible for ...
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Throttling DropBox behind a firewall

Our office network bandwidth gets choked when an employee copies a large file into her DropBox, since it gets downloaded on several machines (of other employees). LAN Sync is an option, but needs to ...
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How can I block bots that consistently hit the same URLs?

I am getting slammed hard by bots, and I am not sure how to stop them without blocking my legitimate traffic. I created some iptables rules that say, if X connections in X seconds, block, but that ...
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How secure is a Windows PC that is routed through a Linux PC?

I have a Dual PC setup. Two PC's are networked together via crossover cable. The Windows PC is running Windows 7 SP1 64-bit and the Linux PC is running Slackware 14 64-bit with iptables. My firewall ...