[CentOS] Default Firewall Entries

Mon Apr 11 14:00:05 UTC 2005
Aleksandar Milivojevic <amilivojevic at pbl.ca>

Johnny Hughes wrote:

> SO ... if the box needs to do either mDNS or CUPS printer browsing, you
> need them enabled.  If not, you can remove them.

And system-config-securitylevel is going to add them again next time it 
is run.  IMO, the best is to remove system-config-securitylevel and do 
firewall configuration manually.  The stuff that 
system-config-securitylevel is writing into /etc/sysconfig/iptables 
isn't exactly tight anyhow.  It treats INPUT and FORWARD about the same, 
no per-interface controll, no source address controll (do you really 
want to enable ssh access from Internet?), weak controll of ICMP (why 
allow non-related ICMP messages?), no TCP flags checks, allows RELATED 
stuff without further checks...  just to name few things that are a must 
in any half-decent Linux/Netfilter based firewall configuration...

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