[Mageia-sysadm] Installing firewall

Olivier Thauvin nanardon at nanardon.zarb.org
Fri Nov 12 23:05:04 CET 2010

* nicolas vigier (boklm at mars-attacks.org) wrote:
> Hello,
> The Mageia packages repository will be stored on valstar. As the
> repository will be needed on build nodes, it will have to be either
> mirrored or mounted via nfs (readonly). If we use nfs, I think we should
> first setup a firewall before installing the nfs server. A firewall
> would also be useful to filter connections to the pgsql/mysql servers,
> to the build nodes, etc ...
> I suggest using shorewall to manage the firewall configuration. Any
> comment about this ?

I saw you mostly wrote the shorewall, however, I don't like myself
shroewall. Shorewall is nothing more than a set of scripts over iptables
and I think it add a useless complexity over this last one.

I widelly prefer to use directly iptables. I believe we are experienced
enough to write iptables rules ourself.

> I plan to write a shorewall module in puppet, test it on jonund first,
> without installing shorewall (only writting the config files), then
> install shorewall on jonund, and if we didn't lose access to jonund
> install it on other nodes.

Playing with firewall on computer we can access only by network, woot !

I think access control can be done w/o using iptables.

My 2 cents.

> Nicolas
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Olivier Thauvin
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