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Re: [suse-security] probs with ftp-masquerading
  • From: Ralf Ronneburger <ralf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 19:34:00 +0100
  • Message-id: <3C4F0218.3060304@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Right, ftp-redirecting doesn't work, because you oviously don't have the http-header to analyze for your proxy. Either use squid and set ftp-proxy or use SuSE-Proxy-Suite, I've never tried the latter but I had no troubles with squid up to now.


Peter Wiersig wrote:

Am Mittwoch, 23. Januar 2002 18:47 schrieb Stephan:

Von: Alberto Tarantino [mailto:alberto.tarantino@xxxxxxxxxxxx]

I know it might sound like a "dirty trick".. but.. why don't you use port
redirection and Squid as FTP proxy? That might improve security as well as
be a very easy ti implement solution.

How exactly must this be done ?

I think it won't work.

ftp is a protocol which is a bit harder to manage in a firewall.

I wouldn't try to use port redirection but install a ftp-proxy and configure my client programs to use this proxy.

The firewall rule I would chose would be:

iptables -p tcp -s ! ftpproxy/32 -d 0/0 --dport 21 -j REJECT

and this would only apply to traffic from internal to external networks.


Ralf Ronneburger

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