[K12OSN] iptables

Jim Kinney jim.kinney at gmail.com
Wed Feb 29 22:47:51 UTC 2012

Bear in mind that your users are connecting  FROM the SERVER itself to the
outside world. Technically, yes, the server _is_ a network bridge between
the outside and the 172 network where your clients are. If the 172 clients
can't connect to the server, then they get no thin-client goodness.

So as long as the ltspbr0 is on the inside NIC eth1, this rule is fine.

On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 2:52 PM, Matthew Carter
<redbranchwarrior at gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm trying to bring up my firewall on my server on only one of my two
> interfaces. ltspbr0 is attached to eth1 and eth0 is the external
> connection. In /etc/sysconfig/iptables, I added:
> -A INPUT -i ltspbr0 -s -j ACCEPT
> where the bridge and subsequent network is 172.31.100/24.
> There should be no other connections to the outside world on that side of
> the server. Is this a gaping security hole, ie, can my users connecting to
> the outside world cause a backdoor to the bridge side of the server?
> Thanks!
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