On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 12:46:15PM +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Is there a tutorial for the simple-minded anywhere
> on how to check one's firewall?
There are websits that offer free security checks, google for nessus,
> Incidentally, if you have a local LAN,
> with everything coming from the outside world
> through one master machine,
> do you run iptables on the "leaves",
> or is it sufficient just to run it on the master?
I block everything coming in, and only let a few of the absolutely
necessary ports be forwarded out
>> Final question: why did I put
> $IPTABLES -A INPUT -p tcp --sport 6881:6999 -j ACCEPT
> $IPTABLES -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 6881:6999 -j ACCEPT
> in my rc.local ?
> Was it a good idea?
Bittorrent, at a guess.
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