Configure iptables to Allow Access to Common Services on Linux

This article gives the steps to open firewall ports on CentOS 6.x in Iptables IPv4.

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How to block unwanted IP addresses on Linux efficiently

You may want to block IP addresses on your Linux box under various circumstances. For example, as an end user you may want to protect yourself from known spyware or tracker IP addresses. Or when you are running P2P software, you may want to filter out connections from networks associated with anti-P2P activity. If you are a sysadmin, you may want to ban access from spam IP addresses to your production mail server. Or you may wish to block web server access from certain countries for some reason. In many cases, however, your IP address block list can grow quickly to tens of thousands of IP addresses or IP address blocks. How can you deal with it?

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How To Use Firewalld Rich Rules And Zones For Filtering And NAT

Here we cover the RHCE exam objective “Use firewalld and associated mechanisms such as rich rules, zones and custom rules, to implement packet filtering and configure network address translation (NAT)” in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7. Continue reading

Introduction to FirewallD on CentOS

FirewallD is frontend controller for iptables used to implement persistent network traffic rules. It provides command line and graphical interfaces and is available in the repositories of most Linux distributions. Working with FirewallD has two main differences compared to directly controlling iptables: Continue reading

Iptables Essentials: Common Firewall Rules and Commands

Introduction

Iptables is the software firewall that is included with most Linux distributions by default. This cheat sheet-style guide provides a quick reference to iptables commands that will create firewall rules are useful in common, everyday scenarios. This includes iptables examples of allowing and blocking various services by port, network interface, and source IP address.

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