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Firewall for Web Server with IPFW PDF
Saturday, 15 December 2007
Here are presented IPFW firewall rules for a Web Server.

Step 1: Create a file: /etc/rc.firewall then put the following content in that file
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(replace em0 with your network interface)

#!/bin/sh
cmd="/sbin/ipfw -q"
wan_if="em0"

$cmd flush
$cmd pipe flush

$cmd allow ip from any to any via lo0
$cmd add check-state

$cmd add reset tcp from any to any established

# allow HTTP traffic
$cmd add allow tcp from any to me 80 setup in keep-state

# allow DNS
$cmd add allow udp from any to me 53 in keep-state
$cmd add allow tcp from any to me 53 setup in keep-state

# allow SMTP
$cmd add allow tcp from any to me 25 setup in keep-state
$cmd add allow tcp from any to me 22 setup in keep-state

# allow FTP
$cmd add allow tcp from any to me 21 setup in keep-state
$cmd add allow tcp from any to me 20 setup in keep-state
$cmd add allow tcp from me 20 to any setup out keep-state

#allow POP3
$cmd add allow tcp from any to me 110 setup in keep-state
#allow IMAP
$cmd add allow tcp from any to me 143 setup in keep-state

# allow ping
$cmd add allow icmp from any to me icmptypes 8 in keep-state

# allow traffic to server
$cmd add allow tcp from me to any setup out keep-state
$cmd add allow ip from me to any out keep-state
$cmd add allow tcp from any to me setup in keep-state
$cmd add allow ip from any to me in keep-state

# deny everything else
$cmd add deny tcp from any to any setup
$cmd add deny ip from any to any


Step 2: Add the following lines in rc.conf
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firewall_enable="YES"
firewall_script="/etc/rc.firewall"


Step3: Run firewall script
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/etc/rc.firewall
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 July 2011 )
 
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