[lug] Firewall help

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Thu Jan 31 10:33:36 MST 2002

>>>>> "KELLEY" == KELLEY SCOTT T <kelleys at ucsu.colorado.edu> writes:

KELLEY> Dear luggers,

KELLEY> I am in the unfortunate position of having a linux box with
KELLEY> the security portection set on high. The box is running Red
KELLEY> Hat 7.0 and it was installed with max security meaning it
KELLEY> rejects everything - ssh, ftp..everything.

yeah... high security. ;) 

KELLEY> This is a serious pain and I want to change it on the fly, but
KELLEY> I am getting nowhere. I have tried searching for info on this
KELLEY> problem but can't find anything really on the web. I've tried
KELLEY> messing around with the firewall-config application, but have
KELLEY> gotten nowhere. Seems like there should be an easy way to
KELLEY> reset the security or allow specific IPs entry or even to
KELLEY> allow certain programs to run like ssh and ftp.

you should be able to run 'lokkit' from the console and reset the
security to a lower level and/or add port 22/tcp (ssh) into the list
of allowed services. 

KELLEY> If you have any pointers for me on this, I would be
KELLEY> greatful. And if there a source I should check out for
KELLEY> information on security, I am all eyes.

tons of stuff out there... The Security-HOWTO is nice if a bit dated
now. ;) 

KELLEY> Thanks in advance for any assistance. -Scott

Kevin Fenzi
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