22 May 2009
Firewalling on Solaris 10:
- config file: /etc/ipf/ipf.conf
- flush all rules: ipf -Fa
- reload: ipf -f /etc/ipf/ipf.conf
Email from Julian:
The native firewall that comes with Solaris is “ipf”.
Configuration files are in the directory /etc/ipf and the file is “ipf.conf”, NAT rules in “ipnat.conf”. Unlike iptables, where the configuration file is a series of “iptable” commands, “ipf.conf” is purely a configuration file. Traffiic must be enabled on each interface, so you have “pass in” to allow traffic in on interface A and a “pass out” to allow traffic out on interface B, if it is acting as a firewall, obviously this is not.
As of Solaris 10, processes are started via service manager. To check if ipf is running, you can:
# svcs -a |grep ipf
online May_05 svc:/network/ipfilter:default
“online” status tells you that it is running.
Commands to see what is happening.
“ipfstat”: show statistics, bytes in, bytes out etc.
“ipfstat -i” to display input running rule set
“ipfstat -o” to display output running rule set
“ipf -f /etc/ipf/ipf.conf” to load rules from config file.
“ipmon -s [file]” to have ipf log to “file”
To restart using service manager
“svcadm restart svc:/network/ipfilter:default”
See man page for “ipnat” for options to display NAT options.
Link from Rusty’s blog: http://ozlabs.org/~rusty/index.cgi/2006/08/15
Last word: Solaris’s version of tcpdump is “snoop”. So to monitor traffic: “snoop -d e1000g0 not port 22” you can add “-v” etc.comments powered by Disqus