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Re: [suse-security] What is the meaning of FW_TRUSTED_NETS?
  • From: David Smith <dsmith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 11:10:10 +0000
  • Message-id: <20020120111010.D28646@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, Jan 19, 2002 at 11:34:02PM -0600, Paul Elliott wrote:
> What is the meaning of FW_TRUSTED_NETS? Are the hosts/servers/ports
> listed hear automaticly allowed access?
>
> Or perhaps they are only considered internal?

FW_TRUSTED_NETS allows certain IP addresses (or ranges) access to services
or specific ports on the firewall machine.

For example, if you were to consider me to be sufficiently trustworthy to be
able to access the ssh port on your firewall, you would use
FW_TRUSTED_NETS="158.152.222.17/32,tcp,22"

Or if you trusted me enough to allow access to every port,
FW_TRUSTED_NETS="158.152.222.17/32"

etc.

For more info/syntax, read the comments in the firewall2.rc.config.

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