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Re: re NFS with firewall



On Sun, 9 May 2004, David Holden wrote:

> On Saturday 08 May 2004 20:56, Charles Tharp wrote:
> > I have been working with trying to run nfs through the firewall . Is it
> > correct that I must set
> > my open ports during the install, as I see no way to set them with the
> > security cfg mge later on.
> > is it just my distro that I am using, I are running several versions rh9
> > from sam's books,  fedora from sam,s books and a download from a rh mirrow,
> > and they all run the same.   I saw mention of being able to download a
> > secruty manager, simular to the version used druing the install. but at
> > this moment have not been able to find it.
> >
> > seems like a can run  samba, nfs, ssh all ok with the firwall disabled but
> > nothing with it on &/customized.
> >
> > anyone with si,mulare exeperiances, and fixes.
> >
> >
> > will try dl a running the fc2 this weekend.
> > catharp.bellsouth.net
> > www.48lanes.com
>
>
>
> Firewallings difficult with NFS, because of its seemingly random use of ports.
>
> I think that on linux you can restrict the nfs server to specific ports.
>
> I tend to run
>
> rpcinfo -p nfs_server_name
>
> and rpcinfo -p localhost
>
> to
> get a list of ports to allow access at boot up.
>
>  dave.

Googling for "nfs firewall linux"  turned up:
http://www.lowth.com/LinWiz/nfs_help.html.  I found it most helpful.

-- 
		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs




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