[CentOS] filtering ssh regardless of the port

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Tue Sep 18 23:16:14 UTC 2007

Bazy wrote:
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> Hello gentlemen and lady's,
> I am trying to filter ssh traffic regardless of the port the 
> connection
> is opened on. I want to do the same for rlogin and telnet. I know it
> would be easier to use a proxy server and only allow users to 
> access the
> web... but it's more complicated... they also need other ports open...
> and they use public IP addresses.
> Is there any way that I can do it with iptables without 
> having to patch
> the kernel and iptables with l7-filter.sourceforge.net?
> Thank you for your time.

What you are looking for is a way to filter by protocol signature and
I do not think that functionality is in netfilter yet.

Best bet is to just allow the connections to well knows ports or if it
needs to run over another port define that explicitly.


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