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Re: [suse-security] Access to some webservers through firewall
  • From: Ralf Ronneburger <ralf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2001 11:25:44 +0100
  • Message-id: <3C0F47A8.5030304@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi Andreas,

thank you very much, now it works! All I've done is to adjust the values
of mtu and mru from 1490 to 1492 in /etc/ppp/peers/pppoe. Although my
ifconfig told me before, that mtu was set to 1492... Anyway, as I did
not have any idea, how to adapt your iptables-rule to my configuration I
first tried it without that and it seems to be enough. Now I can surf
every site on the internet again, isn't that great! Thank you again for
your help!

Best regards,

Ralf Ronneburger

Andreas Baetz wrote:

> On Wednesday 05 December 2001 17:39, you wrote:
>>Hallo Andreas,
>>sorry for replying in private, but I think this is getting a little OT
>>for suse-security...
>>My mtu is set to 1492, as it's supposed to be. This does make sense to
>>me, too, because the packages originate from the firewall, as the proxy
>>is running there, so it should know, what packages it can accept... Any
>>other idea?
> OK, this is what I did:
> I have a router with SuSE 7.3. I configured ppp0 with yast2 (textmode)
> and ADSL Config module (not TDSL). With this config, the mtu + mru was
> set to 1490 (etc/ppp/peers/pppoe I think). I had a iptables script made by my
> own. From behind the router, I could access almost all sites, but not
> BTW, the site was not accessible from the router, too.
> So I captured the packets on ppp0, and on my browser machine. They looked
> the same, so forwarding and masq was ok. The packets I got resemble the
> ones you got (handshake ok, get request goes out, but no data from server
> come in). So i put
> "iptables -A FORWARD -p tcp --tcp-flags SYN,RST SYN -j TCPMSS --clamp-mss-to-pmtu"
> as the first forward rule in my firewall script and restartet my firewall.
> Nothing. In the pppd debug output I saw they were negotiating mtu to be 1490.
> Then I changed the mtu and mru to 1492, killed pppd and restartet smpppd.
>>From then on I could access, etc, also from my browser machine.
> The page of doesn't show up with all pictures in konqueror, but in
> netscape6 it does. I dunno if this has something todo with it.
> It seems that default SuSE kernel comes with tcpmss target support enabled.
> If you find another solution, would you please let me know ?
> best regards
> Andreas Baetz
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