Linux Home Networking

Grief Relief For The Home And Small Office

Peter Harrison
www.linuxhomenetworking.com
May 3, 2003

To Diana: “Turn off the PC and go to bed”

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Introduction During the “.com” gold rush, I decided to set up a small website dedicated to Caribbean art. The
company I used made it really easy, all I had to do was copy my files to the web server using the username and password they provided. One day at work I overheard some friends saying that they were hosting their websites from home using their DSL line. I suddenly decided to do the same and moved www.simiya.com literally “in-house”. Of course, it wasn’t as easy as they had made it seem. I generally found a majority of Linux resources on the web to be either too detailed or too vague or just inaccurate. There were many excellent articles on specific topics, but they were usually part of a general interest publication, and information on related topics on the site was sometimes hard to find. There just wasn’t a site out there for intermediate Linux home users who wanted to get their feet wet in web hosting, nor did there seem to be any similar sites targeting the poor I.T. people who are told to “get Linux working by tomorrow”. After a few months I decided that no one should have to repeat my pain and I added some technical pages to the site. Soon, www.linuxhomenetworking.com was born. This manual assumes you have a few weeks of Linux experience and understand the basics, such as file management and the use of text editors such as “vi”. This approach was taken in order to keep its focus on the intermediate user who requires a compact guide. It’s ironic to know that in the beginning I learned from the web as I just wasn’t prepared to buy too many Linux books, now I’ve created this manual because web users were constantly asking me to write one. If you like this manual, feel free to visit the site and let me know. Without your encouragement it wouldn’t have happened at all. Peter

.................................................15 How To Change Passwords...............................................................................................................................................................................................30 Older Linux Versions ...................................................................................................................................................................................................16 How To Delete Users ..................... 15 Adding Linux Users ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................20 Simple Examples ........................................................................................................................................................ 19 What is sudo?............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................26 RedHat..................................................................................................... 23 Where To Get Commonly Used RPMs...........................................................32 Some Necessary Facts About up2date ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................20 How To Use sudo .........................................................................................................................................................................................24 RPMs Downloaded From Redhat....................................................................................20 General Guidelines ........................................21 Chapter 3 .................................25 Getting RPMs Using Web Based FTP...21 Using syslog To Track All sudo Commands ..........................................................................................................................................................31 How To List Installed RPMs .................................................................................................................................17 Chapter 2 .........24 How to Easily Access CD RPMs With Automount ................................................................29 How to Install Source RPMs.......................................... 15 Who Is The Super User? ..................................................................................................................29 Newer Linux Versions ..............................24 RPMs Downloaded From Speakeasy ...........................................................................24 Downloading RPMS To Your Linux Box..................................................................................................................................................29 Using CDROMs......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23 Installing RPM Software ......................................................................................................................20 The /etc/sudoers File .................................................................................................................................................................................................31 How Uninstall RPMs......................................................................................26 How To Install The RPMs ........................ 37 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................i Table Of Contents Chapter 1 ............................................................................................................................................. 19 Using Sudo..............................................15 How To Add Users.............................................................................................................................................................................................................20 The visudo Command ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................19 Download and Install The sudo Package ........................................................................................................................29 Using Downloaded Files ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................34 Chapter 4 ..............23 RPMs On Your Installation CDs ..............26 Speakeasy .........................................32 RedHat Up2date .....................................................................................................26 Getting RPMs Using Command Line Anonymous FTP ...............17 How To Tell The Groups To Which A User Belongs .........................

.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................44 Small Office Based Websites.....................................................................................................48 What is a TTL? ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................40 Turn it back on again ................................40 Chkconfig Examples..............................................................................................................................................53 What Is A LAN?..39 Reboot The System ...........................................................................................................................................................51 Calculation Using A Script ..............................................37 Determining The Default Boot runlevel.........................51 Manual Calculation .....................................................................39 Using A GUI Terminal Window ................................................................................................................................................................................................38 Get A Basic Text Terminal Without Exiting The GUI ......................................54 What Is A NIC?........................................... 47 What Is TCP/IP? ..................................................................................................................................44 Home Based Websites....................................................................................................................................................55 ...................................................45 How To Migrate From An External Provider .....................................................................................................................................51 What’s The Range Of Addresses On My Network? ................................................................................................... 47 Introduction To Networking...................................................................................................................................................................................................50 How Many Addresses Do I Get With My Mask? .............................................................................................49 What Do IP Addresses Look Like?....................................39 How To Set Which Programs Run At Each runlevel ....................................................................................................................................................46 Chapter 6 ...............................................................................41 Final Tips On chkconfig....................com The Linux Boot Process .................................................................ii www............................40 Doublecheck That Sendmail Will Not Startup...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................linuxhomenetworking.............................52 What Is A Switch?.................................................................................................................................40 Use Chkconfig To Get A Listing Of Sendmail's Current Startup Options ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................52 What Is A Hub? .................................................................................................................................................................54 What Is A Route? ....44 Pros ...........................................................................................................................................43 Alternatives To Home Web Hosting ....38 Get A GUI Console .................................................................................................................40 Switch Off Sendmail Starting Up In Levels 3 and 5 ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................44 Factors To Consider Before Hosting Yourself .................................................... 43 Network Diagram ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................54 What Is A Default Gateway? ........................................... 37 The RedHat Boot Sequence .............................................................................................................................48 What is TCP?.....................................53 What Is A Gateway?......................................................41 Chapter 5 ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................45 Cons...............................................45 Pros ................................................................48 What are TCP / UDP Ports?...................................................................................................................................................39 Using Virtual Terminals .......49 What is ICMP?........................................................................................52 What Is Duplex? ..........................................................................................50 What Is A Subnet Mask? .....................................................................................................................39 System Shutdown And Rebooting....................................................53 What Is A Router?................48 What is UDP? .................................................................... 43 Why Host Your Own Site?.............................................................................................49 Private IP Addresses .......................................................................................................................................44 Cons...50 What Is Localhost? .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................39 Halt / Shutdown The System....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

.................................82 ........................................69 Chapter 8 ........................................................ 63 Troubleshooting Linux With Syslog.........................................................................................................................................................................63 About syslog ........................................65 Configuring the Linux Client ......................................................................................................................Table Of Contents iii What Is A MAC Address? ............................................69 The /etc/logrotate.......................................................................................................................55 What Is A Firewall?................................59 What is FTP? ....................................................65 Logging Syslog Messages To A Remote Linux Server ...........................57 How Can I Check The IP Address For A Domain?......................................................72 network-scripts File Formats ..........................................................................................................80 How To View Your Current Routing Table .............................. 63 Syslog .......................................................................................................................................64 Activating Changes To The syslog Configuration File......................66 Syslog Configuration and Cisco Network Devices........................................................................................65 Configuring the Linux Syslog Server......................................59 Anonymous FTP ...........82 Your NIC's /etc/hosts File Format.............65 How To View New Log Entries As They Happen............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................60 Finding General Information On A Command ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................79 How To Delete A Route ...........................................................d/apache File (For Apache) ........................................................................................................................68 The /etc/logrotate..................................d Directory......................................................................................................................81 Configuring Your /etc/hosts File..59 Regular FTP...........................................74 Some Important Files Created By adsl-setup ..................................................................d/samba File (for SAMBA) ........................................................................79 How Configure Two Gateways .........................................................................60 Chapter 7 .................................................77 Simple Troubleshooting ...............................d/syslog File (For General System Logging)..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................conf .............................................................................................................................................................80 How To Convert Your Linux Server Into A Router ................................................................................................................................................67 The /etc/logrotate............................................................................59 Where is Linux Help? ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................59 Static or Dynamic DNS? ..................................................................................................................................................................................56 What Is NAT? ..........58 How Do I Get My Own DNS Domain Name? ...............................................................................................................................................................73 Multiple IP Addresses On A Single NIC ....................................................................................67 Sample contents of /etc/logrotate..78 How To Change Your Default Gateway ..............................................................................................................................................67 Logrotate ................................................................................................................................................................................................................69 Activating logrotate ................................................................................60 Search For All Instances Of A Word ................................................................68 The /etc/logrotate.............................67 Syslog and Firewalls..............................73 IP Address Assignment For A Direct DSL Connection.................................................. 71 How To Configure Your NIC's IP Address .....................................................................................63 Syslog Facilities...........................................................................................................................................................................................................68 The /etc/logrotate........................................................................................................................................71 Changing Your IP Address ...................................................................................................................................56 What Is Port Forwarding With NAT? ..........................................................................................................conf File ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 71 Linux Networking ........57 What Is DNS?...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................55 What Is ARP? .............................71 Determining Your IP Address............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................56 What Is DHCP? 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.................................101 Configure The New wlan0 Interface Driver (PCI Cards) ..........104 Select the Wireless mode and SSID ............102 Configure The New wlan0 Interface Driver (PCMCIA Cards) .......................99 Linux-WLAN Installation .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 85 How To See MAC Addresses .......................................................................................................................109 Chapter 11...........................................................117 ........100 Determining The Kernel Version...............................................................................92 Useful TCPdump Expressions ..............................................................................................................................................93 Chapter 10.................................... 111 Linux Firewalls Using iptables....................................................................................................................7 WMP 11 Card....................................................................................................................116 Targets And Jumps..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................99 Installing The Linux-WLAN Drivers .....................................................................................112 How To Get iptables Started ..........................................................99 Determining The Kernel Type ...............99 Determining The OS Version .................................. 85 Simple Network Troubleshooting ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................90 Possible Reasons For Failed Traceroutes .....89 Ping & Traceroute Troubleshooting Example .................................................................104 Configure The New wlan0 Interface.............................................................................................................................. 97 Linux Wireless Networking....98 The WMP 11 Version 2.............................................................................................................................................................................105 Check For Interrupt Conflicts...............................................................................................98 Pre Version 2.............................................................................................................................................................................................86 Using "traceroute" To Test Connectivity...................................................................................................................................................................92 Possible TCPdump Messages ..................................................................................................................104 Disable Your Existing Ethernet NIC ....................................................................................... 111 What Is iptables?.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv www........................................................................................................................................................................105 PCMCIA Cards ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................91 Viewing Packet Flow With TCPdump ................105 PCI Cards – Installed Using RPMs ..........................................................................................103 Post Installation Steps.........................................................................112 Processing For Packets Routed By The Firewall.................................................................97 The Linksys WMP11 NIC and Linux ................................105 Linux-WLAN Encryption For Security .............115 Packet Processing For Data Sent By The Firewall .................................................................................................................108 Troubleshooting Your Wireless LAN .......................101 Install the Kernel Source Files ......................................................................................................87 Possible Traceroute Messages................................linuxhomenetworking..........................................................................................................................................................................105 PCI Cards – Installed Using TAR Files.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................com Chapter 9 ..................112 Download And Install The Iptables Package ...................................................................................100 Linux-WLAN Installation – Using TAR files .................................................117 Descriptions Of The Most Commonly Used Targets ................................114 Packet Processing For Data Received By The Firewall................Using RPMs .................................................................................................................................... 97 Wireless Linux Compatible NICs .....................104 Simulate a Reboot .......................................................................7 Card ..........................99 PCMCIA Type Card Specific Information ...........................................98 Linux-WLAN Preparation .......................................................................................................................85 How To Use "Ping" To Test Network Connectivity ...........................................................................................88 Always Get A Bidirectional Traceroute .....112 Packet Processing In iptables ......................................................................................................107 De-activating Encryption ................................101 Download And Install The Linux-WLAN TAR File ...............

.....................................................................................................................138 Cisco Local Director..............................................................................119 General Iptables Match Criteria ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................127 Masquerading (Many to One NAT) ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................148 The /etc/vsftpd........................................................................................................................................................................................125 Allowing WWW And SSH Access To Your Firewall.................................................................................128 Static NAT ...........................................................................................................................142 Active FTP.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................147 The /etc/vsftpd........................................126 Allow Your Home Network To Access The Firewall ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................142 FTP Data Channel ..........................................................................................................146 What Is Anonymous FTP?....................................ftpusers File ......................................................119 Common TCP and UDP Match Criteria .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................143 Server Protected By A Firewall Problem ................138 Using TFTP To Restore Your Router Configuration ................conf File...................................135 Setting up a TFTP server.......................................................................................................................................................148 Example #1: ...........................................................................144 Solutions...................Table Of Contents v Important Iptables Command Switch Operations..............137 Cisco PIX firewall ........................................127 Port Forwarding Type NAT (DHCP DSL) .........143 Problems With FTP And Firewalls....................................................................................................130 Logging & Troubleshooting..................................................................................................................................126 Allowing Your Firewall To Access The Internet.............................................................................................................................................................136 Configuring Cisco Devices for TFTP..................................... TFTP and XINETD ..................143 Solutions..................................................123 Sample iptables Scripts................. 133 Telnet......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 141 FTP Overview........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................131 Chapter 12............................................... 141 Linux FTP Server Setup.................148 FTP Greeting Banner .......................................................................................................................139 Chapter 13..........................................147 FTP Security Issues ...................................................................................................146 Testing To See If VSFTP Is Running...................................................................144 How To Download And Install The VSFTP Package.............134 Setting Up A Telnet Server.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................120 Common ICMP (Ping) Match Criteria ........... 133 Telnet .........................135 TFTP ..............................................................................................................137 Cisco Router ..........121 Using User Defined Chains ........................141 FTP Control Channel ..............................................................TCP Port 20.......................................................................142 Passive FTP.............................................................................................................121 Common Match Extensions Criteria.............145 How To Get VSFTP Started .....................................................................................................................................................149 ..........................124 Basic Initialization................................................................................................................................................124 Allowing DNS Access To Your Firewall ............................................................148 Using SCP As Secure Alternative To FTP ...................................TCP Port 21 ........143 Client Protected By A Firewall Problem....137 Cisco Switch Running CATOS.......................................................................................................................................148 Anonymous Upload ..........................135 What is TFTP?............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................134 What is Telnet? ........................138 Cisco CSS 111000 "Arrowpoints"..........................................................................................................................

...................171 Delete The Users In Linux ..........................................................................................................................153 Testing To See If SSH Is Running .................................................................171 Chapter 16.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................157 Copying Files To The Local Linux Box ........................................164 Create Your PC Machine Trusts...................................................................162 Create The Administrator User Under Linux...........................................................160 Configuring SWAT ..................168 How To Add Users To Your Samba Domain ..................................................................................................163 Create An Administrator Domain Password ..........................................................................................................................149 Sample Login Session To Test Funtionality................................................................................................................................................ Linux And Samba ................................................................................................................................................156 Using SCP as a more secure replacement for FTP........................................155 Using port 435 .............................................................................................155 User “root” Logs In To smallfry As User “root”............................................................................................................................................................ 153 Using Secure Shell As A Replacement For Telnet .................................162 How To Create A Samba PDC Administrator User .................................................155 User “root” Logs In To smallfry As User “peter” .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................167 Windows NT......................................................................................................................................170 How To Delete Users From Your Samba Domain ...........................169 Add The Users In Linux...................................................................168 Windows XP..........................................................................................linuxhomenetworking..................................................................................169 Map A Drive Share...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................164 How to Configure a Samba PDC .............................169 Map The Linux Users To An smbpassword .......................................161 Samba and PC Firewall Software......................................171 Delete The Users Using smbpasswd........................................................162 Create The Administrator’s User Group and Directories ........................................162 The Windows XP Built In Firewall.......................................161 Zone Alarm..........164 Make The Administrator One Of The Samba Admin Users.................155 Deactivating Telnet once SSH is installed .......................169 Mapping Using “My Computer” .............................................................................................164 Create A Samba PDC ...........................................................166 Manual Creation Of Machine Trust Accounts (NT Only)..................................................................................................................................................................................157 Chapter 15...............................................................................................155 Using default port 22 .....................................................................................................................................................................154 The etc/ssh/sshd_config File........................................................................................................................................168 Windows 2000 ........................................................163 Adduser’s Command Switches ................................................................................................................................................................................................155 What You Should Expect To See When You Log In ............................................................................................................ 173 Sharing Resources With Samba...................................................................................................................................................vi www................................................................................................................................................................................................169 Mapping From The Command Line........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 159 Download and Install Packages............................160 How To Get SAMBA Started ............ 173 ..............................................com FTP Users With Only Read Access To A Shared Directory ..................167 Make Your PC Clients Aware Of Your Samba PDC..............150 Chapter 14.........................166 Dynamic Creation Of Machine Trust Accounts..................................154 Using SSH To Login To A Remote Machine .....................................................................................................................................................................................................170 Domain Groups And Samba ................................................................................................................................................157 Copying Files To The Remote Linux Box.............................................................. 153 Secure Remote Logins And File Copying....................................................................................................................................................................................167 Windows 95/98/ME .................................................................. 159 Windows.........................................................................

................................................................................. 181 What Is DNS?............................................................................................................... 197 What Is DNS?..................................................................................................177 Windows Setup ...................................................................176 Create The Directory And User Group ....................................................................178 Create A ZIP Drive Mount Point On Your Samba Server ............conf File..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................181 What Is BIND?........................................................................................................................................................................................................174 Configure The Printer Driver On The Workstations ..............................................................................................185 The SOA Record..................................................................................................................................................................................................................176 Configure The Share In SWAT ........182 When To Use Dynamic DNS...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................188 Sample Reverse Zone File .....................................................................181 When To Use A DNS Caching Nameserver ..............................................................................................................................192 Fix Your Domain Registration ...............................................185 NS..........................................................193 How To Migrate Your Website In-House..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................192 Make Sure Your /etc/hosts File Is Correctly Updated...........................................................................................................189 Loading Your New Configuration Files .................................................173 Adding The Printer To Linux........199 The /etc/ez-ipupdate...................................................197 What Is Dynamic DNS? ......................................................................................179 Not Prompted For Password Method........................................................................................................173 Make Samba Aware Of The Printer ..................................175 Creating Group Shares in SAMBA ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................198 Dynamic DNS And NAT Router/Firewalls ...............................179 Chapter 17...........................................................................................................................................................................178 Test Your Windows Client Configuration..................................................................................200 ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................193 DHCP Considerations For DNS.......................................................................178 Prompted For Password Method ...................................184 Configuring named.............................................................................183 Configuring A Caching Nameserver.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................179 Using The smbmount Command Method..................................................198 Dynamic DNS Prerequisites........................................................................................................................ 181 Configuring DNS.................177 Windows 2000 .......................................199 Installing And Using ez-ipupdate .............177 Windows XP................................................................................................................................................192 Configure Your Firewall..............................................182 When To Use A Regular DNS Server........................................................... 197 Dynamic DNS.....................................................176 Map The Directory Using “My Computer”............................................................................................................................................................... A And CNAME Records ................187 Sample Forward Zone File ..........................189 What You Need To Know About NAT And DNS .....................conf .....Table Of Contents vii Adding A Printer To A Samba PDC ........................................................................................................................................................................200 ez-ipupdate And NAT .................................................................................184 Configuring A Regular Nameserver .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... MX.......................................................................................................................................................182 How To Get BIND Started .............................................................................................177 Windows Drive Sharing With Your SAMBA Server .....................................................177 Windows 98/ME ................................................................conf File.................................................................194 Chapter 18.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................199 Sign Up With A DDNS Provider ........................................................................................................................................199 Update Your DNS Registration ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................182 The /etc/resolv....................................................................................184 Configuring The Zone Files ...........................................................................................................................................182 How To Download and Install The BIND Packages ...................

................................................................................................................210 File Permissions And Apache ...............................218 The Webalizer Configuration File ........................205 Disabling SSL – (Not Recommended) ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................224 The /var/log/maillog File .....................................................................................................................................................223 Errors With The Newaliases Command..........................................218 What Is Webalizer?.....................................conf File..................................................................................................................................................212 Incompatible /etc/httpd/conf/http...................................................................................202 Testing Port Forwarding......................................................................................................................218 Chapter 21.....224 .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................202 Chapter 19...............................................................................................................205 IP Based Virtual Hosting .....................................210 How To Protect Web Page Directories With Passwords ..............................................................................................221 An Overview Of How Sendmail Works .........................................................................................................................................................206 Use Wild Cards Sparingly.................................................................................viii www.......................................................................................................218 How To View Your Webalizer Statistics .................................216 RedHat Version 8................206 Configuration – Multiple Sites And IP Addresses...........................................................................................................209 Apache Running On A Server Behind A Firewall.....................................................................................................................................................................................................208 Compression Configuration Example ............ 213 SNMP...............................................................................................................................................................................203 How To Get Apache Started ..........................................................................................................................................linuxhomenetworking....................com Installing And Using DDclient................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 203 The Apache Web Server ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 203 Download and Install The Apache Package ...................................................................................212 Chapter 20...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................223 Errors With The m4 Command ........................................................................................................................................................213 SNMP on a Linux Server .................................................................................200 The /etc/ddclient...........................................................204 Configuring DNS For Apache..............................................................................................................................218 Webalizer .....................218 Make Webalizer run in Quiet Mode ...................................................................................................................208 Using Data Compression On Web Pages ..........................................................................................................................................0 and Indexmaker............................................................................................................................................................................................................223 Errors When Restarting sendmail....................................................................................................................................................................................213 MRTG ....................................................................................................222 Restart Sendmail After Editing Your Configuration Files .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................205 A Note On Virtual Hosting And SSL........................................................................................................... 213 Monitoring Server Performance .................................................................................................................................................................................221 Configuring DNS ................................................ 221 Configuring Linux Mail Servers ......................................................................204 Named Virtual Hosting ..........215 Configuring MRTG .......................................................................................213 What is SNMP? ................................................206 A Note On Virtual Hosting And DNS .217 Using MRTG To Monitor Other Subsystems ........224 Why Sendmail Only Listens On The Loopback Interface By Default ..........................................................................................................................................................222 Installing And Starting Sendmail..............204 General Configuration Steps ...............................................................conf files .............................................210 Issues When Upgrading To Apache 2..............................................................................................215 Download and Install The MRTG Packages ..................215 What is MRTG?........0.....................................................................................................mc File ..............................224 The /etc/mail/sendmail............................201 Testing Your Dynamic DNS ..... 221 Configuring Sendmail ...........................................................

........................................................................................................................................................................................... ................mc To Make Sendmail Listen On NICs Too.......................conf File...............................................226 Now Make Sure Sendmail Is Listening On All Interfaces...................................................... 239 Download and Install The DHCP Package .......cf File....................................................249 Firewalls and NTP....................................................................................248 Configuring Cisco Devices To Use An NTP Server.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................252 Via The Console Port ...............................233 Testing Masquerading..........................................................................................................................................................237 How to handle overlapping email addresses...................................................................................................................240 Upgrading Your DHCP Server .................................... 251 Configuring Cisco PIX Firewalls..........................................................................................................conf File ...................................................................mc File......................................................................................................................................235 Configuring Your POP Mail Server.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................248 CAT OS ...............234 Other Masquerading Notes ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................245 Download and Install The NTP Package........................................................................................ 239 Configuring The DHCP Server .......................................229 The /etc/mail/local-host-names File.........................................233 Configuring masquerading..............................................................................231 The /etc/aliases File....................................................................................................226 A General Guide To Using The sendmail.........................................225 Regenerate The sendmail..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................233 Sendmail Masquerading Explained....................243 Configuring Linux clients to use DHCP ......................................243 Chapter 23...........................................228 The /etc/mail/access File ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 251 Network Address Translation (NAT) .........................................................................................................232 An Important Note About The /etc/aliases File .................................................242 Modify Your Routes for DHCP on Linux Server ...............................................235 Installing Your POP Mail Server .................................................242 Temporary solution ...252 ........................................................230 The /etc/mail/virtusertable file ...................................................................................236 How To Configure Your Windows Mail Programs........................Table Of Contents ix Edit /etc/mail/sendmail......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................251 Accessing the PIX command line ...............231 Simple Mailing Lists Using Aliases................................................249 Chapter 24.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................225 Restart sendmail to load the new configuration .........................................................................230 Which User Should Really Receive The Mail? .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 To 8.......................................................................................................................... 245 What is NTP?.........................................246 The /etc/ntp..................................246 How To Get NTP Started ...............................................241 How to get DHCP started .............................237 Chapter 22................................................................................252 Via Telnet ........................................................234 A Simple PERL Script To Help Stop SPAM.........243 Error Found When Upgrading From Redhat 7.....................................................................................227 The /etc/mail/relay-domains File.............247 Determining If NTP Is Synchronized Properly ................................................................................................ 245 The NTP Server .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................226 The /etc/hosts File.......................................................0....................................242 Permanent Solution ..........................................................................................................................................................236 Configuring Your POP Mail Server.........................................................................................................239 The /etc/dhcp.......227 Symptoms Of A Bad /etc/hosts File.248 Cisco IOS ....................................................

......................................................................................................................................273 VPN Security And Firewalls..................................................DHCP..........................................................................................272 IKE's role in creating Security Associations ..................254 Sample PIX configuration: DSL .......................................................................275 Configuration Steps ....................................................................................................................................................275 Preparing To Go “Headless” ........................................................................................................................................................254 How To Get Static IPs For DSL Cheaply ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................253 Configuring PPPoE...........................................................................................................................................................................266 How To Verify That NAT Is Working Correctly .........................................................................................................com Sample PIX Configuration: DSL ...............267 Appendix I .................................................................258 Introduction to accessing the router command line ..................................................................................273 IKE and ISAKMP.........................................................................................266 How To Troubleshoot NAT ..................................................... 269 VPN Terminologies...............................273 VPN User Authentication Methods For Temporary Connections ..................................Static IPs ........254 Dynamic DNS Port Forwarding Entries .............................................................................271 Authentication methods...................271 IKE authentication methods..............................273 Types Of Dial Up VPN Authentication .....................266 Commonly Used TCP And UDP Ports................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................255 Outgoing Connections NAT Configuration ............................................ 257 Configuring Cisco DSL Routers ....................................277 Configuration Steps ..........................................................................................................................................271 Tunnel mode AH / ESP packet format..........260 DSL Router With Built-In Modem .............................................................................................................................................................253 NAT Configuration ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................x www.......................DHCP...............270 IPSec ..........................................................................................258 Via Telnet ............................................................................................................................273 Transforms .........................270 Encapsulating Security Protocol (ESP) ...................................................258 Sample Configurations...........272 Shared keys .............................................................274 Running Linux Without A Monitor .....271 Tunnel mode AH packet format ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................275 Make Your Linux Box Emulate A VT100 Dumb Terminal...........................................................273 Shared keys ................................260 DSL Router With Built-In Modem ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................269 Authentication .....................................................................................................................................................272 Public key cryptography using RSA encryption...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................255 Incoming Connections NAT Configuration ...258 Via The Console Port ...269 Encryption .................255 Chapter 25...............................................................................................................264 Other NAT Topics ..........270 Transport mode VPNs..................................................................................................................................................................................................................270 Tunnel mode VPNs.................................................................................... 257 An Introduction to Network Address Translation (NAT) ...............................................................................................................................................................................................270 Transport mode AH packet format ..............................................................................................................................................................Static IP ..............................................................................270 Transport mode AH / ESP packet format ...................................................................................................................271 Encryption methods .................................................277 ..............................................................................................................................................................linuxhomenetworking..................................................................................................................................................................................270 Authentication Header (AH)...............................................Static IP ............262 DSL Router With External Modem .......................271 Internet Key Exchange (IKE).................... 269 Miscellaneous Topics.........................................................................................................................................

...........................322 Sendmail Sample /etc/aliases File .......................................................................................285 Some Recommended Partition Sizes ..................................................................327 Cisco PIX Firewall .........285 Recommended Sizes For Disk Partitions...............................................................................................................................................................297 The mail-filter............................................................................................DHCP DSL Configuration..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................mc File ..................................... 333 Wireless Linux .....................................................................................................................................................298 IPtables FTP Client........289 Contents Of The TCP Header......................Static DSL Configuration........................................................................................284 What Is A Filesystem?................................................................................................................303 IPtables FTP Server ..............................................................287 The OSI Networking Model .................................319 DNS Zone File For my-other-site.........................................................................................................................................288 TCP/IP Packet Format ............................................................................................290 Contents Of The UDP Header ...........................................................................................................................................................................com ...................................................................................................................287 What Can I Do When I Run Out Of Disk Space?.....284 What Is A Partition? ...........................................................................................................285 "/".......................................326 ICMP Codes...........................284 What Partitions Are Mandatory?..................................................................................................305 DNS Zone File For my-site..........................................................................................................................................................285 swap................................Table Of Contents xi Syslog Configuration and Cisco Devices .............................................319 Forward Zone File For A Home Network Using NAT ........................... 293 Codes............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 293 Subnet Calculator Script ..........................................................................................334 Cisco Router Configuration Examples...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................282 The Sample Cisco syslog.322 Sendmail Sample /etc/mail/local-host-names File ....................................................................................................................................................................................................289 Contents Of The IP Header ....................................................................................................................290 Appendix II.................................................................................................................................................................................................................305 IPtables Complex script ............................................................................reject File.......................................................................................................................................334 .......................................................................................... Scripts and Configurations ...........accept File............................................................284 How Linux Links Filesystems And Partitions ......288 The Seven OSI Layers ..............................320 Sendmail Sample /etc/mail/access File ..............................................................................280 Catalyst CAT Switches running CATOS....................286 How Much Space Do I Have On My Partitions?.......................................................................................................................................................................................................323 Sendmail Sample /etc/mail/sendmail.........280 Cisco PIX Filewalls ...........................................................conf File ......320 Reverse Zone File For A Home Network Using NAT .........................................................304 IPtables NTP Server.................................................................................................................................................324 Sendmail Sample /etc/mail/virtusertable File..........................................................................................294 Apache File Permissions Script ..............................................................................280 Cisco Local Director....................................................296 Sendmail SPAM Filter Script .............................................................................................................................282 Cisco CSS11000 (Arrowpoints) .......................................................................................................................329 Cisco PIX Firewall ............................................................................................................................ Also Known As "root"................................................................................................................................................................................................................330 Appendix III...............................283 Disk Partitioning Explained.....................280 Cisco Routers .........................................298 The mail-filter Script..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................298 The mail-filter.....................334 Cisco PIX Firewall Configuration Examples.................................................285 /boot ........................................................................ 333 Bibliography .......................................................................................................................................com ............................................

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Who Is The Super User? The super user with unrestricted access to all system resources and files is the user named "root". . "children" and "soho". A more detailed description of the process is beyond the focus of this book. You will need to log in as user root to add new users to your Linux box How To Add Users Adding users takes some planning.com =========================================== One of the most important activities in administering a Linux box is the addition of users.linuxhomenetworking. read through the steps below before starting: • Arrange your list of users into groups by function. In this example there are three groups "parents". I have included some simple examples to provide a foundation for future chapters. www. You may use the command “man useradd” to get the help pages on adding users with the useradd command or the “man usermod” to become more familiar with modifying users with the usermod command.15 Chapter 1 Adding Linux Users =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 1 Adding Linux Users Who Is The Super User? How To Add Users How To Change Passwords How To Delete Users How To Tell The Groups To Which A User Belongs © Peter Harrison.

assign them to their respective groups [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy tmp]# tmp]# tmp]# tmp]# tmp]# tmp]# useradd useradd useradd useradd useradd useradd -g -g -g -g -g -g parents parents children children soho soho paul jane derek alice accounts sales If you don't specify the group with the "-g". New password: Retype new password: . You will be prompted once for your old password and twice for the new one.16 www. When each new user first logs in.com Parents Paul Jane • Children Alice Derek Soho Accounts Sales Add the Linux groups to your server: [root@bigboy tmp]# groupadd parents [root@bigboy tmp]# groupadd children [root@bigboy tmp]# groupadd soho • Add the Linux users. The directory name will be the same as their user name. RedHat Linux will create a group with the same name as the user you just created. they will be prompted for their new permanent password.linuxhomenetworking. • User "root" changing the password for user "paul" [root@bigboy root]# passwd paul Changing password for user paul. This is done with the "passwd" command. [root@bigboy tmp]# ll /home drwxr-xr-x 2 root root drwx-----2 accounts soho drwx-----2 alice children drwx-----2 derek children drwx-----2 jane parents drwx-----2 paul parents drwx-----2 sales soho [root@bigboy tmp]# ll /home 12288 1024 1024 1024 1024 1024 1024 Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 20:04 20:33 20:33 20:33 20:33 20:33 20:33 lost+found accounts alice derek jane paul sales How To Change Passwords You’ll need to create passwords for each account. • Each user's personal directory will be placed in the /home directory.

[paul@bigboy paul]$ How To Delete Users • The userdel command is used. [paul@bigboy paul]$ passwd Changing password for paul Old password: your current password Enter the new password (minimum of 5. The "-r" flag removes all the contents of the user's home directory [root@bigboy tmp]# userdel -r paul How To Tell The Groups To Which A User Belongs • Use the "groups" command with the username as the argument [root@bigboy root]# groups paul paul : parents [root@bigboy root]# . maximum of 8 characters) Please use a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers. [root@bigboy root]# • Users may wish to change their passwords at a future date. New password: your new password Re-enter new password: your new password Password changed.Chapter 1 : Adding Linux Users 17 passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully. Here is how unprivileged user "paul" would change his own password.

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20 www. mary ALL=(ALL) ALL .linuxhomenetworking. The NOPASSWD keyword provides access without you being prompted for your password Simple Examples o Users "paul" and "mary" have full access to all privileged commands paul. groups. Spaces are considered part of the command. "visudo" uses the same commands as the "vi" text editor. It is not recommended that you use any other editor to modify your sudo parameters. If you run out of space on a line.com • You may run other privileged commands using sudo within a five minute period without being reprompted for a password • All commands run as sudo are logged in the log file /var/log/messages Download and Install The sudo Package Fortunately the package is installed by default by RedHat The visudo Command • "visudo" is the command used to edit the /etc/sudoers configuration file. commands and servers. The keyword "ALL" can mean all usernames. • "visudo" is best run as user "root" The /etc/sudoers File General Guidelines o The /etc/sudoers file has the general format: usernames/group o o o o o o o target-servername = command Groups are the same as user groups and are differentiated from regular users by a % at the beginning The "#" at the beginning of a line signifies a comment line You can have multiple usernames per line separated by commas Multiple commands can be separated by commas too. you can end it with a "\" and continue on the next line.

Here is sample output from the above example. logname=paul uid=0 euid=0 tty=pts/0 ruser= rhost= user=paul Nov 18 22:51:25 bigboy sudo: paul : TTY=pts/0 .. [root@bigboy tmp]# grep sudo /var/log/messages Nov 18 22:50:30 bigboy sudo(pam_unix)[26812]: authentication failure. %operator ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL How To Use sudo • In this example. user "paul" attempts to view the contents of the /etc/sudoers file [paul@bigboy paul]$ more /etc/sudoers /etc/sudoers: Permission denied [paul@bigboy paul]$ • Paul tries again using sudo and his regular user password and is successful [paul@bigboy paul]$ sudo more /etc/sudoers Password: . COMMAND=/bin/more sudoers [root@bigboy tmp]# .. PWD=/etc . .Chapter 2 : Using Sudo 21 o Users with a groupid of "operator" has full access to all commands and won't be prompted for a password when doing so.... . [paul@bigboy paul]$ Using syslog To Track All sudo Commands All sudo commands are logged in the log file /var/log/messages.. USER=root .

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they more easily installed across a wide variety of Linux flavors. www. and source RPMs for non standard installations. Where To Get Commonly Used RPMs Here are three commonly used sources for RPMs: .com =========================================== A lot of Linux system software is available using RPM packages for default Linux installs.23 Chapter 3 Installing RPM Software =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 3 Installing RPM Software Where To Get Commonly Used RPMs How to Easily Access CD RPMs With Automount Downloading RPMS To Your Linux Box Getting RPMs Using Web Based FTP Getting RPMs Using Command Line Anonymous FTP How To Install The RPMs How to Install Source RPMs How To List Installed RPMs How Uninstall RPMs RedHat Up2date © Peter Harrison.linuxhomenetworking. As the procedure for installing source RPMs involves compiling source code. thereby making life easier for the software developer who wrote the package.

FTP downloading it’ll be explained later.24 www. See the section about using Automount to easily access your CDROM drive to obtain RPM files. • Autofs is the package that supports Automount is installed by default with newer versions of RedHat Linux. [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --level 345 autofs on [root@bigboy tmp]# .rpmfind.redhat. don’t worry.com/apps/download/advanced_search. ftp.net/ How to Easily Access CD RPMs With Automount Using the Linux installation CDs is usually easier.linuxhomenetworking. This will make your Linux system act more like Windows. [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -qa | grep autofs autofs-3. though you run the risk of some of the packages being obsolete due to newer releases on the RedHat website.com RPMs On Your Installation CDs This is usually easier than having to download files from a remote website.1. RPMs Downloaded From Redhat Advanced searches for all versions of RedHat can be done using this web link: http://www. start your search in the /pub/redhat/linux/ directory and move down the directory tree. This makes the files on it immediately accessible whenever you access it without having to use the "mount" command. RPMs Downloaded From Speakeasy RedHat only has their approved software on their site.redhat.html RedHat also has a highly used FTP site. If you’re new to FTP.com.7-33 [root@bigboy tmp]# • You can then ensure that it runs when the system boots using the chkconfig command. You can check this using the following commands. A good general purpose source is RPMfind. Always remember to select the RPM that matches your version of Linux http://speakeasy. It is usually simplest to configure your system to Automount your CDROM.

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• There are two automount configuration files in /etc, one called auto.master and the other called auto.misc. My auto.master looks like this: /misc /etc/auto.misc --timeout 60

The default version of this file normally has this line commented out so you’ll have to remove the "#" at the beginning of the line for the configuration to take effect when autofs is restarted. The first entry is not the mount point. It's where the set of autofs mount points will be. The second entry is a reference to the default map file /etc/auto.misc and the third option says that the mounted filesystems can try to unmount themselves 60 seconds after use. • You can create mount points for each of your removable devices, "floppy", "cdrom" and "zip" with the following commands. [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy total 3 drwxr-xr-x 2 drwxr-xr-x 2 drwxr-xr-x 2 [root@bigboy tmp]# tmp]# tmp]# tmp]# mkdir /misc/cdrom mkdir /misc/floppy mkdir /misc/zip ll /misc

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• Edit your auto.misc file to include the CDROM. It should have an entry like this. cdrom -fstype=iso9660,ro,nosuid,nodev :/dev/cdrom You'll find other entries such as "floppy" and "zip" commented out with a "#". If you need them, just delete the "#". The first column (the "key") is the mount point under directory /misc, so in this case you'll be doing auto mounting when you access /misc/cdrom. • Restart autofs. [root@bigboy /tmp]# /etc/init.d/autofs restart Stopping automount:[ OK ] Starting automount:[ OK ] [root@bigboy /tmp]#

Downloading RPMS To Your Linux Box
For casual searching and installing, I recommend using the http links above. If you are doing industrial strength stuff, then use a real FTP client such as (WSFTP or CuteFTP for GUI) or the command line.

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Let’s say you are running RedHat 8.0 and need to download an RPM for the DHCP server.

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It is best to download RPMs to a directory named "RPM", so you can find them later.

Getting RPMs Using Command Line Anonymous FTP
The Web based method above transparently uses anonymous File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Anonymous FTP allows you to log in and download files from a FTP server using the username “anonymous” and a password that matches your email address. This way anyone can access the data. • Let's try to FTP the SSH package from ftp.redhat.com [root@bigboy tmp]# ftp ftp.redhat.com Trying 66.77.185.38... Connected to ftp.redhat.com (66.77.185.38).

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220 Red Hat FTP server ready. All transfers are logged. Name (ftp.redhat.com:root): anonymous 331 Please specify the password. Password: 230 Login successful. Have fun. Remote system type is UNIX. Using binary mode to transfer files. ftp> ls 227 Entering Passive Mode (66,77,185,38,50,122) 150 Here comes the directory listing. drwxr-xr-x 5 0 0 4096 Jun 09 04:20 pub 226 Directory send OK. ftp> • Let's see the available help commands ftp> help Commands may be abbreviated. Commands are: ! $ account append ascii bell binary bye case cd cdup chmod close cr delete ftp> • The commands you'll most likely use are: FTP Commands Command binary cd dir exit Description Copy files in binary mode Change directory on the FTP server List the names of the files in the current remote directory Bye bye debug dir disconnect exit form get glob hash help idle image lcd ls macdef Mdelete mdir mget mkdir mls mode modtime mput newer nmap nlist ntrans open prompt passive proxy sendport put pwd quit quote recv reget rstatus rhelp rename reset restart rmdir runique send site size status struct system sunique tenex tick trace type user umask verbose ?

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Description Get a file from the FTP server Change the directory on the local machine Same as dir Same as get, but you can use wildcards like "*" Same as put, but you can use wildcards like "*" Make the file transfer passive mode Put a file from the local machine onto the FTP server Give the directory name on the local machine

• By using the search feature on the website ahead of time, I know that the RedHat 8.0RPMs are located in the pub/redhat/linux/8.0/en/os/i386/RedHat/RPMS directory. ftp> cd pub/redhat/linux/8.0/en/os/i386/RedHat/RPMS 250 Directory successfully changed. ftp> ls open* 227 Entering Passive Mode (66,77,185,38,45,180) 150 Here comes the directory listing. -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 11191 Sep 03 21:32 open-1.4-16.i386.rpm -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 2006950 Sep 03 21:32 openh323-1.9.3-4.i386.rpm -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 256971 Sep 03 21:32 openh323-devel-1.9.3-4.i386.rpm ... ... -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 217326 Sep 03 21:33 openssh-3.4p1-2.i386.rpm ... ... 226 Directory send OK. ftp> • Get the file we need and place it in the local directory /usr/rpm. Also print "#" hash signs on the screen during the download. ftp> hash Hash mark printing on (1024 bytes/hash mark). ftp> lcd /usr/rpm Local directory now /usr/rpm ftp> ftp> get openssh-3.4p1-2.i386.rpm local: openssh-3.4p1-2.i386.rpm remote: openssh-3.4p1-2.i386.rpm 227 Entering Passive Mode (66,77,185,38,57,102) 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for openssh-3.4p1-2.i386.rpm (217326 bytes). ##################################################################### #####################################################################

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#################################################################### 226 File send OK. 217326 bytes received in 87.7 secs (2.4 Kbytes/sec) ftp> • Bye bye ftp> exit 221 Goodbye. [root@bigboy tmp]#

How To Install The RPMs
Using Downloaded Files
• • Download the source RPMs which usually have a file extension ending with (.rpm) into a temporary directory such as /tmp As user root, issue the following command: [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh filename.rpm

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How to Install Source RPMs
Sometimes the packages you want to install need to be compiled in order to match your kernel version. This requires you to use source RPM files. • Download the source RPMs or locate them on your CD collection. They usually have a file extension ending with (.src.rpm)

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32 www. depslist [] … … … Enter number of item to edit <return to exit. debug No 1. q to quit without saving>: Your GPG keyring does not contain the Red Hat. isatty Yes 2. run the following as root: rpm --import /usr/share/rhn/RPM-GPG-KEY [root@bigboy tmp]# • Issue the rpm command to get the keys [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm --import /usr/share/rhn/RPM-GPG-KEY [root@bigboy tmp]# . Without it. Just quit by typing “q” and up2date will give you the command to run to get the encryption keys from RedHat. It will prompt you to change the initial settings. [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm –e package-name RedHat Up2date RedHat has a program called up2date which will update your Linux installation with the latest revisions of the RPMs from the RedHat website via a HTTPS/SSL connection running in the background.linuxhomenetworking. Your Update Agent options specify that you want to use GPG. you will be unable to verify that packages Update Agent downloads are securely signed by Red Hat.com How Uninstall RPMs • The rpm –e command will erase an installed package. Here’s what to do: • After installing the operating system issue the up2date command. To install the key. Inc. [root@bigboy tmp]# up2date 0. The package name given must match that listed in the rpm –qa command as the version of the package is important. public key.

.. This is done with the up2date –u command. ######################################## cups-libs-1.. … … … Preparing ########################################### [100%] Installing. ######################################## Fetching rpm headers. 1:cups-libs 2:cvs 3:cyrus-sasl … … … ########################################### [100%] ########################################### [100%] ########################################### [100%] The following Packages were marked to be skipped by your configuration: Name Version Rel Reason --------------------------------------------------------------------kernel 2..0Pkg name/pattern [root@bigboy tmp]# . ######################################## Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: redhat-linux-i386-8. address and email address A profile name for your server • It will then present you with a list of all the packages installed on your server and ask you whether you want to register this software information with RedHat • The up2date updater will then register your system and exit back to the command prompt. ####################################### Testing package set / solving RPM inter-dependencies.17-0..8.4..1.2.Chapter 3 : Installing RPM Software 33 • Issue the up2date command again and it will prompt you through a number of registration screens which will ask for information such as: o o o The login name & password of your choice Your.0.0.i386... name.r ########################## Done. • Now you have to actually update the software using up2date..18 24.. This is what it looks like: [root@bigboy tmp]# up2date -u Fetching package list for channel: redhat-linux-i386-8.

com/network RedHat will regularly send you emails with the packages you need to update. All additional profiles under the login name have an annual fee. up2date automatically figures out these package inter-dependencies and will install all the required foundation packages as well. You can write a small script to periodically update your system. Some RPMs won’t install unless other RPMs have been installed previously. up2date uses HTTPS/SSL to do its updating. You can selectively update the package mentioned in each email using the command: [root@bigboy tmp]# up2date package-name o o o o Only one profile per login name is free.linuxhomenetworking.com Some Necessary Facts About up2date o o You can update your contact information afterwards using the link http://www.redhat. Here is a sample script that you can run weekly using cron #!/bin/sh # # Updates system every week # up2date -p up2date -u o . If you have a firewall protecting your system. The “–u” switch will update all packages and the “-p” will register any additional packages you have installed without using up2date.34 www. you will need TCP port 443 access to the internet Updating packages could cause programs written by you to stop functioning especially if they rely on the older version’s features or syntax.

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com =========================================== The way Linux boots up is very important information to know. The RedHat Boot Sequence When RedHat boots. This stage is known as “single user mode”. the boot process will run scripts in only one of the other directories depending on the startup mode (aka. the boot process will run a number of scripts located in subdirectories under directory /etc/rc. . After completing this first phase.linuxhomenetworking.37 Chapter 4 The Linux Boot Process =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 4 The Linux Boot Process The RedHat Boot Sequence Determining The Default Boot runlevel Get A GUI Console Get A Basic Text Terminal Without Exiting The GUI System Shutdown And Rebooting How To Set Which Programs Run At Each runlevel © Peter Harrison. www. These are listed below. run level). The boot process first runs the scripts found in /etc/rc.d which provides only the most basic functionality and the ability to only handle a single user.d/rc1. You can alter it to change the type of login screen you get and also which programs get started.d.

d /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.linuxhomenetworking. Get A GUI Console You have two main options if your system comes up in a text terminal mode on the VGA console and you want to get the GUI: • Manual Method: You can start the X terminal GUI application each time you need it by running the “startx” command at the VGA console. without NFS (The same as 3.unused # 5 . Remember that when you log out you will get the regular text based console again. if you do not have networking) # 3 .X11 # 6 .d/rc2. when set to “5”.d /etc/rc.d Run Level Description Halt Single-user mode Not used (user-definable) Full multi-user mode (No GUI interface) Not used (user-definable) Full multi-user mode (With GUI interface) Reboot Determining The Default Boot runlevel The default boot runlevel is set in the file /etc/inittab with the "initdefault" variable.d /etc/rc.Full multiuser mode # 4 .reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this) # id:3:initdefault: # Console Text Mode id:5:initdefault: # Console GUI Mode • Most home users boot up with a Windows like GUI (Run Level 5) • Most techies will tend to boot up with a plain text based command line type interface (Run level 3) • Changing "initdefault" from 3 to 5 or vice-versa will only have an effect upon your next reboot.com Mode/Run Level 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Directory /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc1. When set it to “3”.d/rc4.Single user mode # 2 .d /etc/rc.38 www. .halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this) # 1 . See the section below on how to get a GUI login all the time until the next reboot. you get the GUI.d/rc5.Multiuser.d/rc0.d/rc6.d/rc3. the system boots up with the text interface on the VGA console. Here is a sample snippet of the file: (Delete the initdefault line you don't need) # Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are: # 0 .

You can step through each text session by using the <CTL> <ALT> <F1> through <F6> key sequence. [root@bigboy tmp]# init 5 Get A Basic Text Terminal Without Exiting The GUI Using A GUI Terminal Window You can open a GUI based window with a command prompt inside by doing the following: o o Click on the “Red Hat” Start button in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. You can get the GUI login with the sequence <CTL> <ALT> <F7>. then Terminal Using Virtual Terminals Linux actually has seven virtual console sessions running on the VGA console. Click on Systems Tools. You will need to edit your “initdefault” variable in your /etc/inittab file as mentioned in the preceding section to keep this functionality even after you reboot. You'll get a new login prompt for each attempt.Chapter 4 : The Linux Boot Process [root@bigboy tmp]# startx • Automatic Method: You can have Linux automatically start the X terminal GUI console for every login attempt until your next reboot by using the init command. it will run under session number seven. only in run level 5. If the GUI is running. o o o Sessions one through six are text sessions. or if the GUI is running after launching "startx" System Shutdown And Rebooting The "init" command will allow you to change the current runlevel. Halt / Shutdown The System [root@bigboy tmp]# init 0 Reboot The System [root@bigboy tmp]# init 6 .

40 www..d and place symbolic links (pointers) to this script in the appropriate /etc/rc.. . Let’s change it so that Sendmail doesn't startup at boot. 5:on 5:on 5:on 5:on 5:on 5:on 5:on 5:on 5:on 5:on 6:off 6:off 6:off 6:off 6:off 6:off 6:off 6:off 6:off 6:off Chkconfig Examples You can use chkconfig to change runlevels for particular packages.linuxhomenetworking. • Use this command to get a full listing of packages listed in /etc/init. The typical home/SOHO user doesn't have to be a scripting / symbolic linking guru to make sure everything works right because RedHat comes with a nifty utility called "chkconfig" to do it for you.X directory. Use Chkconfig To Get A Listing Of Sendmail's Current Startup Options [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --list | grep mail sendmail 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off [root@bigboy tmp]# Switch Off Sendmail Starting Up In Levels 3 and 5 [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --level 35 sendmail off [root@bigboy tmp]# Doublecheck That Sendmail Will Not Startup [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --list | grep mail sendmail 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off [root@bigboy tmp]# .d and the runlevels at which they will be "on" or "off" [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --list keytable 0:off 1:on 2:on 3:on 4:on atd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on syslog 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on gpm 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on kudzu 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on wlan 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on sendmail 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off netfs 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on network 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on random 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on ... Here we see Sendmail will start with a regular startup at runlevel 3 or 5.com How To Set Which Programs Run At Each runlevel Most RedHat packages place a startup script in the directory /etc/init.d/rc.

Chkconfig doesn’t start the programs in the /etc/init.Chapter 4 : The Linux Boot Process Turn it back on again [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --level 35 mail on [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --list | grep mail sendmail 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off [root@bigboy tmp]# Final Tips On chkconfig • • • In most cases you'll want to modify runlevels 3 and 5 simultaneously AND with the same values. Don't add/remove anything to other runlevels unless you absolutely know what you are doing. .d directory. it just configures them to be started or ignored when the system boots up. Don't experiment. The commands for starting and stopping the programs covered in this book are covered in each respective chapter.

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com =========================================== We have assumed you want to host your website in your home or home office using a topology similar to that in the diagram below.43 Chapter 5 Why Host Your Own Site? =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 5 Why Host Your Own Site? Network Diagram Alternatives To Home Web Hosting Factors To Consider Before Hosting Yourself How To Migrate From An External Provider © Peter Harrison. Before you do. you should at least weigh the merits of such a move. Network Diagram .linuxhomenetworking. www.

New Skills: There is also the additional benefit of learning the new skills required to set up the site. The steps are fairly straight forward: • Sign up for the virtual hosting service. The virtual hosting provider will also offer free backups of your site.linuxhomenetworking. . A website can be hosted on this data circuit for the only additional hardware cost of a network switch and a web server. They will provide you with a login name and password.com. data base services and technical support offered by the virtual hosting company. So for a savings of $10 per month the project should pay for itself in less than a year. For an additional charge. Changes can be made with little delay.com. You must make sure your new domain name’s DNS records point to the DNS server of the virtual hosting company. There are a number of reasons why you may want to move your website to your home or small office. • Register your domain name. Home Based Websites Pros o Cost: It is possible to host a website on most DSL connections. DNS. Verisign or RegisterFree.44 www. For the home based website these are usually not big issues. You should be able to buy this equipment second hand for about $100. security audits. technical support. many will also provide an e-commerce feature which will allow you to have a shopping cart and customer loyalty programs.my-site. Availability: Reliable virtual hosting facilities may not be available in your country and/or you may not have access to the foreign currency to host your site abroad.com. so you’ll probably have to wait at least that long before you’ll be able to view your site using your domain. It takes about 3-4 days for DNS to propagate across the Web. the IP address of your site plus the name of a private directory on a shared web server in which you’ll place your web pages.com. If your home already has DSL there would be no additional network connectivity costs. with companies like Register. www. such as www. o o Cons o Lost Services: You lose the convenience of many of the services such as backups.com Alternatives To Home Web Hosting It is easy to find virtual hosting companies on the Web which will offer to host a simple website for about $10 per month. load balancing. redundant hardware.my-site. Factors To Consider Before Hosting Yourself Virtual hosting is the ideal solution for many small websites. a number of email addresses and an easy to use web based GUI to manage your settings. • Upload your web pages to your private virtual hosting directory. • Test viewing your site using your IP address in your web browser.

Training The percentage of IT staff’s time installing and maintaining the site Potential cost of the risks (% likelihood of failure per month X cost of failure) • • Risks Likelihood of a failure and expected duration The cost of both the failure and post failure recovery (Hardware. Technical Ability: Your service provider may have more expertise in setting up your site than you do. Proceed with the server migration only if you feel your staff can handle the job. software. Availability: Reliable virtual hosting facilities may not be available in your country and you may not have access to the foreign currency to host your site abroad. In order to determine the break even point of the proposal. data restoration. The chapter on the Linux iptables firewall should help make the decision easier. Security: Always weigh the degree of security maintained by your hosting provider with that which you expect to provide in-house. you will have to consider the following: In-house Web Hosting Savings • • Monthly out sourced web hosting fee Elimination of the cost of delays to implement desired services. Technical Ability: You may have to incur additional training costs to ensure that your IT staff has the necessary knowledge to do the job internally. o Small Office Based Websites Pros o o o Increased Control: You will be able to manage all aspects of your website if it is hosted on a server based either in-house or within your control at a remote data center. These services may be more difficult to implement at home. o .Chapter 5 : Why Host Your Own Site? 45 o Security: One important factor to consider is the security of your new server. time) Cons o o Lost Services: You won’t have access to the services provided by your old service provider. There is a chapter on the iptables Linux firewall and general security policies for Linux servers to help you overcome these shortcomings. Hosting providers may provide software patches to fix security vulnerabilities on your web servers and may even provide a firewall to protect it. • • • • • Costs New hardware & software Possible new application development. Cost: The cost of using an external web hosting provider will increase as you purchase more systems administration services. which may have been highly desirable and cost effective. You will eventually be able to justify hosting your website inhouse based on this financial fact.

com How To Migrate From An External Provider The chapter on DNS has a detailed explanation of the steps involved in migrating your website from an external hosting provider to your home or small office.46 www.linuxhomenetworking. You should also read the sections on mail and web server configuration to help provide a more rounded understanding of the steps involved. .

47 Chapter 6 Introduction To Networking =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 6 Introduction To Networking What Is TCP/IP? What Is An IP Addresses? What Is Localhost? What Is A Subnet Mask? How Many Addresses Do I Get With My Mask? How Can I Figure Out My Broadcast Address? What Is Duplex? What Is A Hub? What Is A Switch? What Is A LAN? What Is A Router? What Is A Gateway? What Is A Route? What Is A Default Gateway? What Is A NIC? What Is A MAC Address? What Is ARP? What Is A Firewall? What Is NAT? What Is Port Forwarding With NAT? What Is DHCP? What Is DNS? How Can I Check The IP Address For A Domain? How Do I Get My Own DNS Domain Name? What is FTP? Where is Linux Help? © Peter Harrison. www. .com =========================================== This chapter briefly explains some basic networking concepts for the home user.linuxhomenetworking.

This informs the computer receiving the data about the type of transportation mechanism being used. It then passes the data to the program that expects to receive it. For example. Data is sent on a “best effort” basis with the machine that sends the data having no means of verifying whether the data was correctly received by the remote machine. the data is usually split into multiple pieces or “packets” each with its own error detection bytes in the control section or “header” of the packet. Certain programs are assigned specific that are internationally recognized. but both the UDP and the TCP datagram headers track the “port” being used.linuxhomenetworking. You could look at it as a combination used to create a connection ID number. Usually when a connection is made from a client computer requesting data to the server machine that contains the data: . UDP is usually used for applications in which the data sent is not mission critical. TCP keeps track of the packets sent by giving each one a sequence number with the remote server sending back “acknowledgement” packets confirming correct delivery. Only the TCP datagram header contains sequence information. The two most popular transportation mechanisms used on the Internet are Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP). It is part of the larger OSI model upon which most data communications is based. What is TCP? TCP opens up a connection between client and server programs running on separate computers so that multiple and/or sporadic streams of data can be sent over an indefinite period of time. TCP is a good example of a “connection oriented” protocol. Ports below 1024 are reserved for privileged system functions. is reserved for HTTP web traffic and port 25 is reserved for SMTP email. One component of TCP/IP is the Internet Protocol (IP) which is responsible for ensuring that data is transferred between two addresses without being corrupted. The remote computer then receives the packets and reassembles the data and checks for errors.48 www. What is UDP? UDP is a connectionless protocol.com What Is TCP/IP? TCP/IP is a universal standard suite of protocols used to provide connectivity between networked devices. those above 1024 are generally reserved for non system third party applications. The source/destination port combination defines the program on the computer that sent/received the data. For manageability. How does the computer know what program needs the data? Each IP packet also contains a piece of information in its header called the “type” field. It is also used when data needs to be broadcast to all available servers on a locally attached network where the creation of dozens of TCP connections for a short burst of data is considered resource hungry. Programs that use TCP therefore have a means of detecting connection failures and requesting the retransmission of missing packets. What are TCP / UDP Ports? So the data portion of the IP packet contains a TCP or UDP datagram sandwiched inside. port 80.

• The numbers between the dots are frequently referred to as "octets" • Some groups of IP addresses are reserved for use only in private networks and are not routed over the Internet. IP addresses have 32 bits in total. TTLs help to reduce the clogging of data circuits with unnecessary traffic. four numbers with dots in between. None of the numbers between the dots may be greater than 255. This mechanism helps to ensure that bad routing on the Internet won’t cause packets to aimlessly loop around the network.Chapter 6 : Introduction To Networking 49 o the client selects a random unused "source" port greater than 1024 and queries the server on the "destination" port specific to the application. If it is an HTTP request.12. then the network device will discard the packet. An example of an IP address would be 97. it tells the TCP application to respond back to port 1095 of the client using a source port of port 80. o The client keeps track of all its requests to the server's IP address and will recognize that the reply on port 1095 isn't a request initiation for "Nicelink" (See the Bibliography for a link to a TCP/IP port listing). For example. the client will use a source port of say. These are: . it helps to uniquely identify a user of the system. What is a TTL? Each IP packet has a Time to Live (TTL) section that keeps track of the number of network devices the packet has passed through to reach its destination. but TCP/IP based applications use it frequently. Just like a telephone number. • IP addresses are in reality a string of binary digits or "bits". • For ease of use. What Do IP Addresses Look Like? • All devices connected to the Internet have an Internet Protocol (IP) address. ICMP provides a suite of error. IP packets will occasionally arrive at a server with corrupted data due to any number of reasons including.25. When the web server software replies to the client. It will then issue an ICMP reject message to the original sending machine that the data should be resent. electrical interference or even misconfiguration. Each bit is either a 1 or a 0. It is not strictly a TCP/IP protocol. IP addresses are written in what is called a "dotted decimal" format. What is ICMP? There is another commonly used protocol called the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP). 1095 and query the server on port 80 (HTTP) The server recognizes the port 80 request as an HTTP request and passes on the data to be handled by the web server software. More information on ICMP messages can be found in both the Appendix and the chapter on network troubleshooting. The server will usually detected this by examining the packet and correlating the contents to what it finds in the IP header’s error control section. ICMP also includes echo and echo reply messages used by the Linux “ping” command to confirm network connectivity. If the TTL value reaches “0”.65. but a response to the initial port 80 HTTP query. and informational messages for use by the operating system. a bad connection. control. The server sending the packet sets the TTL value and each network device that the packet passes through then reduces this value by “1”.

253. • You can check the Linux networking topics page on how to configure the IP address of your Linux box.26 .158.158.168.168. host #0 (192.255.24.16. Each "255" means this octet is for the area code (network portion).248 and a gateway of 97.1 and is frequently referred to as “localhost” What Is A Subnet Mask? • Subnet masks are used to tell which part of the IP address represents: • The network on which the computer is connected (Network portion) • The computer's unique identifier on that network (Host portion) • A simple analogy would be a phone number. the 225-2468 represents the telephone within that area code.192.27 .25 .168.1.1.0.158.168.255.168.255) is reserved for broadcast traffic intended to reach all hosts on the network at the same time.24.0 .255.28 .linuxhomenetworking.255.253. then they will most likely provide you with a subnet mask of 255.1.255 172.31. • Subnet masks allow you to specify how long you want the area code to be (network portion) at the expense of the number of telephones in that are in the area code (Host portion) • Most home networks use a subnet mask of 255. • If you purchased a DSL service from your Internet service provider (ISP) that gives you fixed IP addresses.158. • In this example.255 • Home networking equipment / devices usually are configured in the factory with an IP address in the range 192.0.1.172.10.1.Available 97.255. What Is Localhost? Whether or not your computer has a network interface card it will have a “built in” IP address with which network aware applications can communicate with one another.0. such as (808) 225-2468. a subnet mask of 255.Available 97.255.0 . You can then use IP addresses from #1 to #254 on your "private" network.158.0) is reserved to represent the network itself.0.255 192.168.0.0.1 and the server or host would be device #25 on that network.158.253.com Private IP Addresses 10.248 that defines 8 IP addresses. then your IP addresses will be: • • • • • 97.50 www.255.158.1 to 192.255. The (808) represents the area code.253. So if your server has an IP address of 192.0.0. then the network portion would be 192.253.255. and host #255 (192.168.Available .253.24 – Network base address 97. This IP address is defined as 127.255.Gateway 97.255.255.25 and a subnet mask of 255.253.255. For example if the ISP provides you with a "public" network address of 97.168.0 .

224 1. Therefore the broadcast address is 192. Think of it as "This is the third subnet with 8 addresses in it".248) = 8 Divide the last octet of the IP address by the result of step 1.253.192 then you have 64 IP addresses in your subnet (256 .Available 97.31 . 128.253.30 .28 and a subnet mask of 255. 252 • You can calculate the number of IP addresses for each of the above values by subtracting the value from 256 • So for example.255” which should be sufficient for your home network.Broadcast How Many Addresses Do I Get With My Mask? The method described in this section only works for subnet masks that start with “255.255.253.158.255. The broadcast address is 97.255. 256 .Available 97. These are 0. Therefore the network base address is 192.1 = 63.158. • There are only 7 possible values for the last octet of a subnet mask.253.3.56 with a mask of 255.24 The broadcast address is the result of step 3 plus the result of step 1 minus 1.255. 2.75 with a mask of 255. (24 + 8 -1 = 31).255.240 = 16 . (256 . if you have a subnet mask of 255. This will give you the theoretical number of subnets of the same size that are below this IP address.248. 248.158.168. how do you determine the network address and the broadcast address.255.31 o o Let's do this for 192.255. in other words the boundaries of my network? Here are the steps: Manual Calculation o o Subtract the last octet of the subnet mask from 256 to give the number of IP addresses in the subnet.3.63 Let's do this for 10.255.168.192) What’s The Range Of Addresses On My Network? If someone gives you an IP address of 97.253.Chapter 6 : Introduction To Networking 51 • • • 97.253. Think of it as "The broadcast address is always the network address plus the number of IP addresses in the subnet minus 1". The Network address is therefore 97.32 32 + 32 . 4. 240.255.158. 256 .224 = 32 56 / 32 = 1 32 x 1 = 32.0.158. 3.158.240 1.0.29 . 192. Multiply this result by the result of step 1 to get the network address (8 x 3 = 24). 224.3.168. don't bother with the remainder (28/8 = 3).

this only works with subnet masks that start with 255.linuxhomenetworking.151.sh 216. just provide the IP address followed by the subnet mask as arguments.193.0. Hubs physically cross-connect all their ports with one another which causes all traffic sent from a server to the hub to be blurted out to all other servers connected to that hub whether they are the intended recipient or not. • Data transfer speeds will be low and error levels will be high if you have a device at one end of a cable set to full duplex.151.64 64 + 16 -1 = 79.0. What Is A Hub? • A hub is a device into which you can connect all devices on a home network so that they can talk together. • Half duplex uses the same pairs of wires for transmitting and receiving data.92 /28 IP Address : 216.0.255.52 www.95 Subnet Mask Subnet Size [root@bigboy tmp]# : 255.79 Note: As a rule of thumb.240 : 16 IP Addresses What Is Duplex? • Duplex refers to the ability of a device to transmit and receive data at the same time. 75 / 16 = 4 16 x 4 = 64. Therefore the network base address is 10. • Full duplex uses separate pairs of wires for transmitting and receiving data so that incoming data flows don't interfere with outgoing data flows.193. Once again.193. It is for this reason that duplex settings aren’t usually a problem for Linux servers. 4. Devices that want to transmit information have to wait their turn until the "coast is clear" at which point they send the data.151. • Most modern network cards can auto-negotiate duplex with the device on the other end of the wire.0. Here is a sample of how to use it. Therefore the broadcast address is 10.193.255. Error detection and retransmission mechanisms ensure that data reaches the destination correctly even if it were originally garbled by multiple devices starting to transmit at the same time.80 Broadcast Address : 216. the last octet of your network base address must be divisible by the “256 minus the last octet of your subnet mask” and leave no remainder. and another device at the other end of the cable set to half duplex.92 Network Base Address : 216.255.151. Calculation Using A Script There is a BASH script in the Appendix which will do this for you./subnet-calc. . If you are sub-netting a large chunk of IP addresses it’s always a good idea to lay it out on a spreadsheet to make sure there are no overlapping subnets. 3.255. It will accept subnet masks in dotted decimal format or "/value" format [root@bigboy tmp]# .com 2.

• It is for these reasons that devices that plug into hubs should be set to half duplex. • Switches regulate traffic.Chapter 6 : Introduction To Networking 53 • Hubs have none or very little electronics inside and therefore do not regulate traffic. much like a traffic policeman. • Pure switches provide no access control between servers connected to the same LAN. and allow all other traffic between them. Simple home switches can be connected in a chain formation to create a LAN with more ports. When this happens the servers try again. more expensive switches can be configured to assign only certain ports to pre-specified Virtual LANs or (VLANs) chosen by the network administrator. • Routers will connect into multiple switches to allow these networks to communicate with one another. traffic sent from Server A to Server B will only be received by Server B. This is why network administrators group trusted servers having similar roles on the same LAN. For example. They will also ensure that they don’t mix servers on different IP networks on the same LAN segment. This is often called “daisy chaining”. after a random time interval. The only exception is broadcast traffic which is blurted out to all the servers simultaneously. • Communication to devices on another LAN requires a router directly connected to both LANs. Routers therefore direct and regulate traffic between separate networks. They can also filter traffic based on the TCP port section of each packet. . • Devices that plug into switches should be set to full duplex to take full advantage of the dedicated bandwidth coming from each switch port. What Is A Switch? • A switch is also a device into which you can connect all devices on a home network so that they can talk together. Switches therefore provide more efficient traffic flow. the switch houses ports on multiple LANs. it is possible to deny communication between two servers on different networks that intend to communicate on TCP port 80. It is possible for multiple servers to speak at once with all of them receiving garbled messages. What Is A Router? • As stated before. A good rule of thumb is to have only one network per LAN. • Routers can also be configured to deny communication between specific servers on different networks. In this case. • Larger. The router is also capable of filtering traffic passing between the two LANs therefore providing additional security. switches and hubs usually only have servers connected to them that have been configured as being part of the same network. Unlike a hub. • It is possible to have LANs that span multiple switches. A router is still needs to be connected to each VLAN for inter-network communication. thereby eliminating the possibility of message garbling. until the message gets through correctly. switch or tied to a wireless access point (WAP) that can only communicate with each other. What Is A LAN? • A Local Area Network (LAN) is a grouping of ports on a hub.

• Usually when we speak about a route on a Linux box. Each router along the way may also be referred to as a hop. What Is A Gateway? • Another name for a router. you must reserve an IP address for a router and make sure that the router is directly connected to the LAN associated with that network.46.0.0 255. • In home networks.0) and the internet R2 is connected to both your SOHO home network (192.linuxhomenetworking. Say for example: o o o You have two routers R1 and R2 R1 is connected to both your SOHO home network (192. your default gateway would be the router / firewall connected to the Internet.123.0. • The Linux network topics page shows how to add static routes to your Linux box and also how you can convert it into a simple router.com • If you intend to route between networks.1. and can therefore intelligently redirect traffic to bypass failed network links.168. a route refers to the path data takes to traverse from its source to its destination. What Is A Default Gateway? • A default gateway is really a gateway of last resort. we are referring to the IP address of the first hop needed to reach the desired destination network.X. R1 therefore would be considered your default gateway • You could put a route on your SOHO servers that states: o o • For most home networks.54 www.X.168. • Routers are designed to exchange routing information dynamically. • You can check the Linux networking topics page on how to configure the default gateway on your Linux box. Home Linux boxes frequently don't run a dynamic routing protocol and therefore rely on "static" routes issued by the system administrator at the command line or in configuration files to determine the next hop to all desired networks. then for each network.X Go to network 10. routers most frequently provide connectivity to the Internet using network address translation or NAT.0) and your credit card transaction payment the network (10.0 via router R2 Go to everything else via router R1.0) which is also connected to other corporate networks with addresses starting with 10. What Is A Route? • In the broader networking sense.0. It is assumed that this first hop will know how to automatically relay the packet.0.1. .

• The Linux network topics page shows how to see your ARP table and the MAC addresses of your server's NICs.Chapter 6 : Introduction To Networking 55 What Is A NIC? Your network interface card is frequently called a NIC. Once a reply is received. the packet is sent and the ARP table is subsequently updated with the new MAC address. the application needing to communicate will issue a timeout or "time exceeded" error. • The server will not send the data to its intended destination unless it has an entry in its ARP table. the ARP table only contains the MAC addresses of devices on the locally connected network. an ARP request is made asking the target server for its MAC address. its source/destination IP address stays the same. If there is no ARP entry.1. it will in turn continue with the ARP-ing process to relay the packet to the final destination.168. Currently. What Is A MAC Address? The media access control address (MAC) can be equated to the serial number of the NIC. . As the packet hops across the Internet. let's say with an IP address of 192. but the MAC addresses are reassigned by each router on the way using a process called ARP. When a server needs to communicate with another server it does the following steps: • The server first checks its routing table to see which router provides the next hop to the destination network. the server checks it's ARP table to see whether it has the MAC address of the router's NIC. What Is ARP? The Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) is used to map MAC addresses to network IP addresses.1 respond with its MAC address so that the delivery can be made. As each router in the path receives the packet. The ARP table is queried. Once a reply is received. the server will issue an ARP request asking that router 192. the server sends the IP packet to its NIC and tells the NIC to encapsulate the packet in a frame destined for the MAC address of the router. If there is an ARP entry. • As can be expected. If it doesn't.168. a similar process occurs. the packet is sent and the ARP table is subsequently updated with the new MAC address. ARP entries are not permanent and will be erased after a fixed period of time depending on the operating system used. MAC addresses therefore only have significance on the locally attached network. • If there is a valid router.1. If no entry is available.1. the most common types of NIC used in the home are Ethernet and wireless Ethernet cards. Every IP packet is sent out of your NIC wrapped inside an Ethernet frame which uses MAC addresses to direct traffic on your locally attached network. • If the target server is on the same network as the source server.

What Is Port Forwarding With NAT? In our simple home network. firewalls can detect malicious attempts to subvert the TCP/IP protocol.com What Is A Firewall? Firewalls can be viewed as routers with more enhanced abilities to restrict traffic. You can configure NAT to be “one to one” in which you assign multiple IP addresses to the outside “public” interface of your firewall and pair each of these addresses to a corresponding server on the inside network. There are many good reasons for this. • Hundreds of PCs and servers behind a NAT device can masquerade as a single "public" IP address. you won’t be able to access the public NAT IP addresses from servers on your home network. The reverse isn’t true. As a general rule. Specifically. not just by port and IP address like routers. Basic NAT testing will require you to ask a friend to try to connect to your home network from the Internet.linuxhomenetworking. As there normally has been no prior connection association . all servers accessing the Internet will appear to have the single “public” IP address of the router / firewall because of “many to one” NAT. Examples of NAT may be found in the IP masquerade section of the Linux iptables firewall chapter and also in the Cisco PIX firewall chapter.56 www. You can also use “many to one” NAT in which the firewall maps a single IP address to multiple servers on the network. As the router / firewall is located at the “border crossing” to the Internet it can easily keep track of all the various outbound connections to the Internet by monitoring: • The IP addresses and TCP ports used by each home based server and mapping it to • The TCP ports and IP addresses of the Internet servers with which they want to communicate. This prevents hackers from directly attacking your home systems as packets sent to the “private” IP will never pass over the Internet. A short list of capabilities includes: • Throttling traffic to a server when two many unfulfilled connections are made to it • Restricting traffic being sent to obviously bogus IP addresses • Providing network address translation or NAT What Is NAT? Your router / firewall will frequently be configured to make it appear to other devices on the Internet that the servers on your Home network have a valid “public” IP address. This arrangement works well with a single NAT IP trying to initiate connections to many Internet addresses. Connections initiated from the Internet to the “public” IP address of the router / firewall face a problem. This greatly increases the number of devices that can access the Internet without running out of "public" IP addresses. This is called network address translation (NAT) and is often also called IP masquerading in the Linux world. and not a “private” IP address. NAT protects your home PCs by assigning them IP addresses from “private” IP address space that cannot be routed over the internet. the two most commonly stated are: • No one on the Internet knows your true IP address.

. • The router / firewall will then redirect the DNS queries from your computer to the DNS name server of your Internet service provider (ISP). (and) to deliver TCP/IP stack configuration parameters such as the subnet mask and default router”. The most commonly used form of DSL will also assign the outside interface of your router / firewall with a single DHCP provided IP address.linuxhomenetworking. Port forwarding is a method of counteracting this. What Is DHCP? According to www. the router / firewall has no way of telling which of the many home PCs behind it should receive the relayed data. port forwarding is one of the most common methods used to host websites at home with DHCP DSL. You can also check the chapter on Configuring a DHCP Server. Here step by step description of what happens with a DNS lookup. For example. to make your Linux box provide the DHCP addresses for the other machines on your network.org.com" name server will then respond with the IP address for www. DHCP can be used to automatically assign IP addresses.dhcp. "The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is an Internet protocol for automating the configuration of computers that use TCP/IP. Each server in the chain will store the most frequent DNS name to IP address lookups in a memory cache which helps to speed up the response. The DHCP client sends out a query requesting a DHCP server which in turn provides the client PC with its IP address. you can configure your router / firewall to forward TCP port 80 (Web/HTTP) traffic destined to the outside NAT IP to be automatically relayed to a specific server on the inside home network As you may have guessed.linuxhomenetworking. subnet mask. The assignment usually occurs when the DHCP configured machine boots up.com into an IP address that can be used behind the scenes by your computer. once it has a fixed IP address. Most home router / firewalls are configured in the factory to be DHCP servers for your home network. You can check the chapter on Linux networking topics page on how to configure your Linux box to get its IP address via DHCP. You can make your Linux box into a caching DNS server for your home network too.com" DNS name servers which will then redirect the query to the "linuxhomenetworking.Chapter 6 : Introduction To Networking 57 between the Internet server and any protected server on the home network. this process can cause a noticeable delay when you are browsing the web. • Home router / firewall providing DHCP services often provides its own IP address as the DNS name server address for home computers.com As you can imagine. You can also make your Linux box into a DHCP server. What Is DNS? The domain name system (DNS) is a worldwide server network used to help translate easy to remember domain names like www. DNS server and default gateway information. • Most home computers will get the IP address of their DNS server via DHCP from their router / firewall.com" name server. • The "linuxhomenetworking. • Your ISP's DNS server will then probably redirect your query to one of the 13 "root" name servers. • The root server will then redirect your query to one of the Internet's ". or regains connectivity to the network.

com Note: nslookup is deprecated and may be removed from future releases. Server: 127.net.151.193.elan.arpa nameserver = dns1.1#53 Non-authoritative answer: 92.151.linuxhomenetworking.elan. Run nslookup with the `-sil[ent]' option to prevent this message from appearing. Consider using the `dig' or `host' programs instead.193.58 www.elan.1#53 Name: www.193.151.0.92 Note: nslookup is deprecated and may be removed from future releases.0.arpa name = extra193-92.elan.1 Address: 127.linuxhomenetworking. Consider using the `dig' or `host' programs instead.1 [root@bigboy tmp]# [root@bigboy tmp]# host 216.216.151.in-addr.in-addr.0. dns1.net internet address = 216.0.arpa nameserver = dns2.com www.151.com Address: 216.in-addr. Server: 127.216. but can still be used with Windows . Run nslookup with the `-sil[ent]' option to prevent this message from appearing.elan.151. [root@bigboy tmp]# nslookup 216. [root@bigboy tmp]# .192.0.151.0.216.193.0.193.216.linuxhomenetworking.151.net. [root@bigboy tmp]# nslookup www. nslookup will be removed from future releases of Linux. then you can use either the nslookup command or host command to get the associated IP address.92 [root@bigboy tmp]# host www.com has address 216. 193. Authoritative answers can be found from: 193.92 92.151.0.net.arpa domain name pointer extra193-92.linuxhomenetworking.1 Address: 127.com How Can I Check The IP Address For A Domain? If you have the domain.193.net.in-addr.linuxhomenetworking.92 [root@bigboy tmp]# You can also use the nslookup and host commands to get the reverse information.

• If you don't have the names and/or IP addresses for you primary name servers. The password will be your regular password for your user account. RegisterFree is the one I use. From the systems administrator's perspective. These are active and passive FTP which is covered in more detail in the FTP Chapter. don't worry you can do this later. there are another two categories. From the remote user's perspective. Static or Dynamic DNS? o If you didn't specifically reserve static IP addresses from your ISP. then static DNS is the way to go. there are two types of FTP. This helps DNS root servers know exactly where to get the information for the IP address for your new website. The password is usually your valid email address. o What is FTP? This is one of the most popular applications used to copy files between computers via a network connection.Chapter 6 : Introduction To Networking 59 How Do I Get My Own DNS Domain Name? • There are many companies that provide DNS name registration. The remote FTP server will prompt you for a username. You can use them to determine whether the name you want is available and you can purchase the domain you want using a credit card with your web browser. Regular FTP o o This is used primarily to allow specific users to download files to their systems. such as WSFTP and CuteFTP. There are a number of commercially available GUI based clients you can load on your PC to do this. The remote FTP server will prompt you for a username. In this case you'll want to use a dynamic DNS service. at which point the user will type "anonymous". then your router is probably getting its "public" Internet IP address via DHCP from your ISP. Anonymous FTP o o This is used primarily to allow any remote user to download files to their systems. at which point the user will be the username you normally use to log into the FTP server. If you bought static IP addresses. . You also FTP from the command line as shown in the RPM chapter. after you follow the steps below. • The registration process will prompt you for your two primary DNS servers.

ssh-add and ssh-agent. [root@bigboy tmp]# man -k ssh Tcl_DecrRefCount [Tcl_IsShared] (3) .OpenSSH SSH client (remote login program) SYNOPSIS ssh [-l login_name] hostname | user@hostname [command] ssh [-afgknqstvxACNPTX1246] [-b bind_address] [-c cipher_spec] [-e escape_char] [-i identity_file] [-l login_name] [-m mac_spec] [-o option] [-p port] [-F configfile] [-L port:host:hostport] [-R port:host:hostport] [-D port] hostname | user@hostname [command] DESCRIPTION ssh (SSH client) is a program for logging into a remote machine and for executing commands on a remote machine.manipulate Tcl objects . to narrow your help search. Here are some examples: Finding General Information On A Command Here we get information on the ssh command: [root@bigboy tmp]# man ssh SSH(1) BSD General Commands Manual SSH(1) NAME ssh . More secure forms such as SFTP (Secure FTP) and SCP (Secure Copy) are available as a part of the Secure Shell package that is normally installed by default on RedHat. without the –k. If you want to search all the man pages for a keyword. Where is Linux Help? Linux help files are accessed using the “man” or manual pages. and provide secure encrypted … … … … [root@bigboy tmp]# Search For All Instances Of A Word Here we discover that the search string ssh can be found in the TCL man pages and also in a variety of ssh related pages including ssh. From the command line you issue the man command followed by the Linux command or file you wish to get information about. then use the man command with the –k switch. If you want to get information on the ssh command. Using this information you can use the man command.linuxhomenetworking. It is intended to replace rlogin and rsh.60 www. passwords and data are sent across the network unencrypted. then you’d use the command “man ssh”.com It is good to remember that FTP isn't very secure as usernames.

manipulate Tcl objects Tcl_IncrRefCount [Tcl_IsShared] (3) .OpenSSH SSH daemon configuration file [root@bigboy tmp]# .Chapter 6 : Introduction To Networking 61 Tcl_DuplicateObj [Tcl_IsShared] (3) .authentication key generation.manipulate Tcl objects Tcl_IsShared (3) .manipulate Tcl objects ssh (1) .manipulate Tcl objects Tcl_IsShared [Tcl_DecrRefCount] (3) .gather ssh public keys ssh-keysign (8) .OpenSSH SSH client configuration files sshd (8) .manipulate Tcl objects Tcl_IsShared [Object] (3) .ssh helper program for hostbased authentication ssh_config (5) .manipulate Tcl objects Tcl_IsShared [Tcl_IncrRefCount] (3) .manipulate Tcl objects Tcl_NewObj [Tcl_IsShared] (3) .manipulate Tcl objects Tcl_InvalidateStringRep [Tcl_IsShared] (3) .OpenSSH SSH daemon sshd_config (5) .OpenSSH SSH client (remote login program) ssh-add (1) .OpenSSH SSH client (remote login program) ssh [slogin] (1) .manipulate Tcl objects Tcl_IsShared [Tcl_NewObj] (3) . management and conversion ssh-keyscan (1) .manipulate Tcl objects Tcl_IsShared [Tcl_InvalidateStringRep] (3) .authentication agent ssh-keygen (1) .manipulate Tcl objects Tcl_IsShared [Tcl_DuplicateObj] (3) .adds RSA or DSA identities to the authentication agent ssh-agent (1) .

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o The first describes the function (facility) of the application that generated it.linuxhomenetworking. Each system message sent to the syslog server has two descriptive labels associated with it that makes the message easier to handle. There are eight in all and they are listed below: o . www.com =========================================== This chapter will show you how to troubleshoot problems not only on your Linux box but also on remote networking devices using syslog.63 Chapter 7 Troubleshooting Linux With Syslog =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 7 Troubleshooting Linux With Syslog Syslog Logrotate © Peter Harrison. Syslog About syslog Syslog is a utility for tracking and logging all manner of system messages from the merely informational to the extremely critical. applications such as mail and cron generate messages with easily identifiable facilities named "mail" and "cron". The second describes the degree of severity of the message. For example.

*.info. Here is a sample: .debug /var/log/messages Certain applications will additionally log to their own application specific log files and directories independent of the syslog.conf file is configured to put most of the messages the file /var/log/messages.com Syslog Facilities Severity Level 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Keyword emergencies alerts critical errors warnings notifications informational debugging Description System unusable Immediate action required Critical condition Error conditions Warning conditions Normal but significant conditions Informational messages Debugging messages The files to which syslog will write each type of message received is set in the /etc/syslog.conf file.linuxhomenetworking.none /var/log/messages In this case. the first lists the facilities and severities of messages to expect and the second lists the files to which they should be logged. This may be more suitable for troubleshooting. By default. RedHat's /etc/syslog.conf configuration file. This file consists of two columns. all messages of severity "info" and above are logged.64 www. You can make this logging even more sensitive by replacing the line above with one that captures all messages from debug severity and above in the /var/log/messages file.none.none.authpriv. Here are some common examples: Files: /var/log/maillog /var/log/httpd/access_log : Mail : Apache web server page access logs .mail. but none from the mail. cron or authentication facilities/subsystems.cron.

Here is an example: [root@bigboy tmp]# more /var/log/messages Logging Syslog Messages To A Remote Linux Server Configuring the Linux Syslog Server By default syslog doesn’t expect to receive messages from remote clients.conf file is very sensitive to spaces. then you can use this command: [root@bigboy tmp]# tail -f /var/log/messages Similar commands can be applied to all log files.d/syslog restart How To View New Log Entries As They Happen If you want to get new log entries to scroll on the screen as they occur.conf will not take effect until you restart syslog. . This is probably one of the best troubleshooting tools available in Linux. you can pipe it through the "more" command so that you only get one screen at a time. Here is an example. Only use tabs on lines that don't start with the "#" comment character.Chapter 7: Configuring Syslog 65 Directories: /var/log /var/log/samba /var/log/mrtg /var/log/httpd : Samba messages : MRTG messages : Apache webserver messages NOTE: The /etc/syslog. [root@bigboy tmp]# grep string /var/log/messages | more You can also just use the plain old "more" command to see one screen at a time of the entire log file without filtering with "grep". Grep will help you search for all occurrences of a string in a log file. Here’s how to configure your Linux server to start listening for these messages. Activating Changes To The syslog Configuration File Changes to /etc/syslog. Issue this command to do so: [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. Spaces in the file will cause unpredictable results. Another good command to use apart from "tail" is "grep".

Syslog will not listen for remote messages unless the SYSLOGD_OPTIONS variable in this file has a “–r” included in it as shown below.conf file to determine the expected names and locations of the log files it should create.168. The server will now start to listen on UDP port 514 which you can verify using either one of the following netstat command variations. Here are the steps: • • Determine the IP address and fully qualified hostname of your remote logging host Add an entry in the /etc/hosts file in the format IP-address Example: 192.0. syslog checks its /etc/syslog. You now have to configure your remote Linux client to send messages to it.1.0:* [root@bigboy tmp]# Configuring the Linux Client The syslog server is now expecting to receive syslog messages. once for klogd to decode. Remember to restart syslog to make these changes take effect.0. # -r enables logging from remote machines # -x disables DNS lookups on messages recieved with -r # See syslogd(8) for more details SYSLOGD_OPTIONS="-m 0 -r" # Options to klogd # -2 prints all kernel oops messages twice.66 www. This is done by editing the /etc/hosts file on the Linux client named smallfry.100 bigboy.0.my-site.linuxhomenetworking.0:514 0. and # once for processing with 'ksymoops' # -x disables all klogd processing of oops messages entirely # See klogd(8) for more details KLOGD_OPTIONS="-2" You will have to restart syslog on the server for the changes to take effect.com bigboy loghost fully-qualified-domain-name hostname "loghost" Server "bigboy" has now become the remote logging server as its /etc/hosts entry has an alias "loghost" which indicates to syslog that this is a remote syslog server.0. . It also checks the file /etc/sysconfig/syslog to determine the various modes in which it should operate. # Options to syslogd # -m 0 disables 'MARK' messages.com As we saw previously. [root@bigboy tmp]# netstat -a | grep syslog udp 0 0 *:syslog *:* [root@bigboy tmp]# netstat -an | grep 514 udp 0 0 0.

switches. The /etc/logrotate.. If you are logging to a remote syslog server via a firewall. Syslog and Firewalls Syslog listens by default on UDP port 514. you'll have to allow traffic on this port to pass through the security device. switches. .conf File This is logrotate’s general configuration file in which you can specify the frequency with which the files are reused. Linux Client [root@smallfry tmp]# /etc/init. In the case below the weekly option is "commented out" with a "#". . Apr 11 22:09:35 smallfry lpd: lpd shutdown succeeded Apr 11 22:09:39 smallfry lpd: lpd startup succeeded ... firewalls and load balancers each logging with a different facility can each have their own log files for easy troubleshooting. [root@bigboy tmp]# Syslog Configuration and Cisco Network Devices Syslog reserves facilities "local0" through "local7" for log messages received from remote servers and network devices.d/lpd restart Stopping lpd: [ OK ] Starting lpd: [ OK ] [root@smallfry tmp]# Linux Server [root@bigboy tmp]# tail /var/log/messages . The chapter on Miscellaneous Topics has examples of how to configure syslog to do this with Cisco devices using separate log files for the routers..Chapter 7: Configuring Syslog 67 You can now test to make sure that the syslog server is receiving the messages with a simple test such as restarting the lpd printer daemon and making sure the remote server sees the messages. Routers. o You can specify either “weekly” or “daily” rotation parameter... Logrotate Logrotate is a Linux utility that renames and reuses system error log files on a periodic basis so that they don't occupy excessive disk space. .. PIX firewalls. CSS arrowpoints and LocalDirectors. allowing for daily updates..

1 logfile.0 logfile.5 logfile.3 logfile.4 logfile.com o o The "rotate" parameter specifies the number of copies of log files logrotate will maintain. In the case below the 4 copy option is "commented out" with a "#". Here are some sample files which define the specific files to be rotated for each application.linuxhomenetworking.conf # rotate log files weekly #weekly # rotate log files daily daily # keep 4 weeks worth of backlogs #rotate 4 # keep 7 days worth of backlogs rotate 7 # create new (empty) log files after rotating old ones create The /etc/logrotate. while allowing 7 copies. It is a good practice to verify that all new applications that you want to use the syslog log have configuration files in this directory.2 logfile. The files will have the following names with "logfile" being current active version: logfile logfile.68 www. The /etc/logrotate.d Directory Most Linux applications that use syslog will put an additional configuration file in this directory to specify the names of the log files to be rotated.log /var/log/cron { sharedscripts postrotate /bin/kill -HUP `cat /var/run/syslogd.d/syslog File (For General System Logging) /var/log/cisco/* /var/log/messages /var/log/secure /var/log/maillog /var/log/spooler /var/log/boot.pid 2> /dev/null` 2> /dev/null || true endscript } .6 Sample contents of /etc/logrotate. The "create" parameter creates a new log file after each rotation Therefore our sample configuration file will create daily archives of ALL the logfiles and store them for seven days.

log { notifempty missingok sharedscripts copytruncate postrotate /bin/kill -HUP `cat /var/lock/samba/*.pid 2>/dev/null` 2> /dev/null || true endscript } The /etc/logrotate.pid 2> /dev/null` 2> /dev/null || true endscript } Activating logrotate The above logrotate settings will not take effect until you issue the following command to do so: [root@bigboy tmp]# logrotate –f If you want logrotate to reload only a specifc configuration file.d/apache File (For Apache) /var/log/httpd/access_log /var/log/httpd/agent_log /var/log/httpd/error_log /var/log/httpd/referer_log { missingok sharedscripts postrotate /bin/kill -HUP `cat /var/run/httpd. and not all of them.d/samba File (for SAMBA) /var/log/samba/*.d/syslog . then issue the logrotate command with just that filename as the argument like this: [root@bigboy tmp]# logrotate -f /etc/logrotate.Chapter 7: Configuring Syslog 69 The /etc/logrotate.

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How To Configure Your NIC's IP Address Determining Your IP Address Most modern PCs come with an ethernet port. www. You can determine the IP address of this device with the "ifconfig" command.linuxhomenetworking. [root@bigboy tmp]# ifconfig -a eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:08:C7:10:74:A8 BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 .com =========================================== This chapter covers how to configure your Linux box’s networking features. When Linux is installed.Chapter 7: Configuring Syslog 71 Chapter 8 Linux Networking =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 8 Linux Networking How To Configure Your NIC's IP Address How To Change Your Default Gateway How Configure Two Gateways How To Delete A Route How To View Your Current Routing Table How To Convert Your Linux Server Into A Router Configuring Your /etc/hosts File © Peter Harrison. this device is called "eth0".

the other assumes it requires an IP address assignment using DHCP.255.168.com collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0. To make this permanent each time you boot up you'll have to add this command in your /etc/rc.0 UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:787 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:787 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:82644 (80.1. eth0 has no IP address as this box is using wireless interface wlan0 as it's main NIC.1.0 You can see that this command gives good information on the interrupts used by each card.1.linuxhomenetworking.255. Here are two samples for interface eth0.255 Mask:255.255.1.0.0. [root@bigboy tmp]# ifconfig eth0 10.4 Mb) TX bytes:43209032 (41.255. This can also be found in less detail in the file /proc/interrupts Changing Your IP Address If you wanted.2 Mb) Interrupt:11 Memory:c887a000-c887b000 wlan0:0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:06:25:09:6A:B5 inet addr:192.0 b) Interrupt:11 Base address:0x1820 lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.255. Interface eth0 has a file called ifcfg-eth0..255.168.99 Bcast:192..local file.7 Kb) TX bytes:82644 (80.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 Interrupt:11 Memory:c887a000-c887b000 [root@bigboy tmp]# In this example. You can place your IP address information in these files which are then used to auto-configure your NICs when Linux boots. you could give this eth0 interface an IP address using the ifconfig command.1 netmask 255. Interface wlan0 has an IP address of 192. .0 up The "up" at the end of the command activates the interface.1.255 Mask:255.100 Bcast:192.0.168. etc.7 Kb) wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:06:25:09:6A:B5 inet addr:192.255.255. Linux also makes life a little easier with interface configuration files located in the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts directory.d/rc. one assumes the interface has a fixed IP address. eth1 uses ifcfg-eth1 .0.0.168.1 Mask:255.0.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:47379 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:107900 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 RX bytes:4676853 (4.168.100 and a subnet mask of 255.72 www.

You can read more about netmasks and DHCP on the introduction to networking chapter.255 IPADDR=192.168. where "X" is the sub-interface number of your choice. a virtual sub-interface also known as an "IP alias". Aliases have the name format "parent-interface-name:X".255.168.100 NETMASK=255. The ifdown and ifup commands can be used to do this.0 ONBOOT=no [root@bigboy network-scripts]# Getting the IP Address using DHCP [root@bigboy tmp]# cd /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts [root@bigboy network-scripts]# more ifcfg-eth0 DEVICE=eth0 BOOTPROTO=dhcp ONBOOT=yes [root@bigboy network-scripts]# As you can see eth0 will be activated on booting as the parameter ONBOOT has the value "yes" and not "no". Interface wlan0:0 is actually a "child" of interface wlan0.Chapter 8: Linux Networking 73 network-scripts File Formats Fixed IP Address [root@bigboy tmp]# cd /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts [root@bigboy network-scripts]# more ifcfg-eth0 DEVICE=eth0 BROADCAST=192.1. [root@bigboy network-scripts]# ifdown eth0 [root@bigboy network-scripts]# ifup eth0 Multiple IP Addresses On A Single NIC In the previous "determining your IP address" section you may have noticed that there were two wireless interfaces. .168. One's named wlan0 and the other wlan0:0. IP aliasing is one of the most common ways of creating multiple IP addresses associated with a single NIC. Once you change the values in the configuration files for the NIC you'll have to deactivate and activate it for the modifications to take effect.1.1.0 NETWORK=192.255.

Your ISP will provide you with a PPPoE “username” and “password” which will allow your computer to login transparently to the Internet each time it boots up. RedHat Linux installs the rp-pppoe RPM software package required to support this. configure it with the IP address. You plug your ethernet interface into the DSL modem.74 www.4-7. Downloading and installing RPMs isn’t hard. Remember that you may also need to configure your DNS server correctly.168..local file to ensure the IP address is assigned properly when you reboot. then the process is different.i386. Here’s what you need to do: . In this we want to create interface wlan0:0 Create the virtual interface with the ifconfig command [root@bigboy tmp]# ifconfig wlan0:0 192. Install the package using the following command: [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh rp-pppoe-3. ########################################### [100%] 1:rp-pppoe ########################################### [100%] [root@bigboy tmp]# You’ll then need to go through a number of steps to complete the connection.1.rpm Preparing. By default. o o o IP Address Assignment For A Direct DSL Connection If you are using a DSL connection with fixed or “static” IP addresses.99 \ netmask 255.. If you need a refresher. The latest version of the RPM for RedHat 8.rpm.0 is rp-pppoe-3. If you are using a DSL connection with a DHCP or “dynamic” IP address assignment. First ensure the "parent" real interface exists Verify that no other IP aliases with the same name exists with the name you plan to use.255.linuxhomenetworking.com The process for creating an IP alias is very similar to the steps outlined for the real interface in the previous "changing your IP address" section.255. broadcast address and gateway information provided by your ISP and you should have connectivity once you restart your interface.i386.4-7. as of version 8. The PPPOE configuration will create a software based virtual interface named ppp0 that will use the physical Internet interface eth0 for connectivity. subnet mask. the chapter on RPMs covers how to do this in detail.d/rc. then the configuration steps are the same as those outlined above.0.0 up o You then have the choice of creating a /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0:0 file or adding the ifconfig command used above to your /etc/rc.

enter 'no' (two letters. I will run some checks on your system to make sure the PPPoE client is installed properly. [root@bigboy network-scripts]# ifdown eth0 [root@bigboy network-scripts]# o Run the adsl-setup configuration script [root@bigboy network-scripts]# adsl-setup o It will prompt you for your ISP username. [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy ifcfg-eth0 [root@bigboy tmp]# tmp]# cd /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ network-scripts]# ls ifcfg-eth0 network-scripts]# cp ifcfg-eth0 DISABLED. DEVICE=eth0 ONBOOT=no o Shutdown your eth0 interface. LOGIN NAME Enter your Login Name (default root): bigboy-login@isp INTERFACE Enter the Ethernet interface connected to the ADSL modem For Solaris. First. enter the idle time in seconds after which the link should be dropped. Welcome to the ADSL client setup. We’ll use defaults wherever possible. lower-case. the interface to be used (eth0) and whether you want to the connection to stay up indefinitely. this is likely to be something like /dev/hme0. it will be ethX. If you want the link to stay up permanently. For Linux.. You may have some problems with demand-activated links.) NOTE: Demand-activated links do not interact well with dynamic IP addresses.ifcfg-eth0 o Edit your ifcfg-eth0 file to have no IP information and also to be deactivated on boot time. (default eth0): Do you want the link to come up on demand. where 'X' is a number..Chapter 8: Linux Networking 75 o Make a backup copy of your ifcfg-eth0 file. or stay up continuously? If you want it to come up on demand. Enter the demand value (default no): .

If you are using SSH. Enter the DNS information here: o The script will then prompt you for your ISP password PASSWORD Please enter your Password: Please re-enter your Password: o Then it will ask whether you want regular users (not superuser “root”) to be able to activate/deactivate the new ppp0 interface USERCTRL Please enter 'yes' (two letters.76 www. the firewall rules will deny access to all standard servers like Web. 1 .MASQUERADE: Appropriate for a machine acting as an Internet gateway for a LAN Choose a type of firewall (0-2): 0 . The firewall choices are: 0 . ftp.STANDALONE: Appropriate for a basic stand-alone web-surfing workstation 2 . If you want your ISP to automatically provide the IP address of its DNS server then enter the word “server”. This step will edit your /etc/resolv. They are very basic and don’t cover rules to make your Linux box a web server. however. I’d recommend selecting “none” and using a variant of the basic script samples in the firewall chapter. you must choose 'NONE' and set up firewalling yourself. Note that these rules are very basic. If you just press enter. lower-case. DNS server nor mail server. the rules will block outgoing SSH connections which allocate a privileged source port. Otherwise. FIREWALLING Please choose the firewall rules to use. If you are running any servers on your machine. etc. You are responsible for ensuring the security of your machine. You are STRONGLY recommended to use some kind of firewall rules. DNS Please enter the IP address of your ISP's primary DNS server.NONE: This script will not set any firewall rules.) if you want to allow normal user to start or stop DSL connection (default yes): o The rp-pppoe package has two sample ipchains firewall scripts located in the /etc/ppp directory named firewall-standalone and firewall-masq.com o It will then prompt you for your DNS server information. I will assume you know what you are doing and not modify your DNS setup. e-mail. enter 'server' (all lower-case) here. If you’re running BIND on your server in a caching DNS mode then you may want to leave this option blank. If your ISP claims that 'the server will provide dynamic DNS addresses'.conf file. or the more comprehensive one found in the Appendix.linuxhomenetworking. You are strongly encouraged to use a more sophisticated firewall setup. these will provide basic security.

Most people would say “yes”. Congratulations. Type '/sbin/adsl-status /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0' to see the link status.pid FIREWALL=NONE . you’ll get a summary of the parameters you entered and the relevant configuration files will be updated to reflect your choices when you accept them. This command defaults to show information for interface ppp0 and therefore listing the ifcfg-ppp0 filename won’t be necessary in most home enviornments. Start this connection at boot time Do you want to start this connection at boot time? Please enter no or yes (default no):yes o Just before exiting. Some Important Files Created By adsl-setup • The adsl-setup script creates three files that will be of interest to you.bak) (But first backing it up to /etc/ppp/pap-secrets. The first is the ifcfgppp0 file with interface’s link layer connection parameters [root@bigboy network-scripts]# more ifcfg-ppp0 USERCTL=yes BOOTPROTO=dialup NAME=DSLppp0 DEVICE=ppp0 TYPE=xDSL ONBOOT=yes PIDFILE=/var/run/pppoe-adsl.bak) o At the very end it will tell you the commands to use to activate /deactivate your new ppp0 interface and to get a status of the interface’s condition.Chapter 8: Linux Networking 77 o You’ll then be asked whether you want the connection to be activated upon booting. The above example recommends using the adsl-status command with the name of the PPPoE interface configuration file. it should be all set up! Type '/sbin/ifup ppp0' to bring up your xDSL link and '/sbin/ifdown ppp0'to bring it down. ** Summary of what you entered ** Ethernet Interface: eth0 User name: bigboy-login@isp Activate-on-demand: No DNS: Do not adjust Firewalling: NONE User Control: yes Accept these settings and adjust configuration files (y/n)? y Adjusting /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0 Adjusting /etc/ppp/chap-secrets and /etc/ppp/pap-secrets (But first backing it up to /etc/ppp/chap-secrets.

[root@bigboy network-scripts]# more /etc/ppp/pap-secrets # Secrets for authentication using PAP # client server secret IP addresses "bigboy-login@isp" * "password" [root@bigboy network-scripts]# Simple Troubleshooting • You can run the adsl-status command to determine the condition of your connection.roaringpenguin. [root@bigboy tmp]# adsl-status Note: You have enabled demand-connection. [root@bigboy tmp]# ifup ppp0 [root@bigboy tmp]# adsl-status adsl-status: Link is up and running on interface ppp0 ppp0: flags=8051<UP.com PING=. adsl-status may be inaccurate.POINTOPOINT. but ppp0 is down [root@bigboy tmp]# • After activation.linuxhomenetworking. There are some good tips there on how to avoid problems with VPN clients. In this case the package has been installed but the interface hasn’t been activated. PPPOE_TIMEOUT=20 LCP_FAILURE=3 LCP_INTERVAL=80 CLAMPMSS=1412 CONNECT_POLL=6 CONNECT_TIMEOUT=60 DEFROUTE=yes SYNCHRONOUS=no ETH=eth0 PROVIDER=DSLppp0 USER= bigboy-login@isp PEERDNS=no [root@bigboy network-scripts]# • The others are the duplicate /etc/ppp/pap-secrets and /etc/ppp/chap-secrets files with the username and password needed to login to your ISP. adsl-status: Link is attached to ppp0.RUNNING.78 www.MULTICAST> mtu 1462 inet … … … [root@bigboy tmp]# • For further troubleshooting information you can visit the website of rp-ppoe at Roaring Penguin (www. the interface appears to work correctly.com). .

254 Some people don't bother with this step and just place the "route add" command in the file /etc/rc.0. Here is a sample.0 gw 192.0.0. [root@bigboy tmp]# route add default gw 192.1 is connected to the same network as interface wlan0 ! Once done.0 netmask 255. NETWORKING=yes HOSTNAME=bigboy GATEWAY=192. A more complicated /etc/sysconfig/static-routes file is located in a following section.0.0.0 to 10. This example uses a newly installed wireless interface called wlan0. Let's assume that this router has an IP address of 192.1.1.1.168.0.255.0 gw 192.d/rc.168.local.0 netmask 255.1.0. you'll need to update your /etc/sysconfig/network file to reflect the change.Chapter 8: Linux Networking 79 How To Change Your Default Gateway This can be done with a simple command.168. please adjust your steps accordingly.254 The Linux box used in this example uses interface wlan0 for its Internet connectivity. . most PCs would be using the standard ethernet interface eth0.254 wlan0 The file etc/sysconfig/static-routes will also have to updated so that the route is reinstated when you reboot.d/rc. Add the new route as follows: route add -net 10. make sure that the router / firewall with IP address 192.0. Here's a typical scenario: • You have one router providing access to the Internet which you'd like to have as your default gateway (See the default gateway example above) • You also have another router providing access to your corporate network using addresses in the range 10. wlan0 net 10.1 Some people don't bother with this step and just place the "route add" command in the file /etc/rc.1 wlan0 In this case.0.168.168.168.0. You may be most likely using interface eth0.255.1. This file is used to configure your default gateway each time Linux boots.1.255.local How Configure Two Gateways Some networks may have multiple router / firewalls providing connectivity.

0 [root@bigboy tmp]# Flags UG UG UG UG U U UG UG U UG MSS 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 Window 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 irtt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iface eth1 eth1 eth1 eth0 eth1 eth0 eth0 eth0 lo eth1 • Here is what the static routes file looks like for this multi-homed (Multiple NICs) server .0 172.192 172.254 wlan0 The file etc/sysconfig/static-routes will also have to be updated so that when you reboot the server will not reinsert the route.0 gw 192.0 255.193 255.254 How To View Your Current Routing Table The netstat -nr command will provide the contents of the touting table.1.0.160.16.0 172.64 172.0.0.255.0.0. As no gateway is needed to reach your own directly connected interface then an address of 0.0.1. there are multiple gateways handling traffic destined for different networks on different interfaces.0.0.69.0.0 gw 192.16.255.0.255.255.0. Delete the line that reads: wlan0 net 10.0.255 which is usually added on DHCP servers.0 0.255.0.255.0.16.linuxhomenetworking.0 255.0 netmask 255.255.255.0.135 255.0 255.0.193 255.168.135 255.0 255.224 172.0 0.0 192.80 www.69.168.168.0. Server bigboy is a DHCP server in this case.96 172.0 172.0 0.0 255. [root@bigboy tmp]# netstat -nr Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask 255. • In this example there are two gateways.255.0.224 172.0.0 netmask 255.com How To Delete A Route Here's how to delete the routes added in the previous section.69.255.68.0.0 127.0.0.0 255.128 0.69.0 0.224 172.0.0.193 255.131 255.255 192.192 0.1 0.255 0.168.0.0.16.0 172.0.255.255.11.0 172.255.255.32 172.255.0 0.0.0.255.16.0 [root@bigboy tmp]# Flags UH U U UG MSS 40 40 40 40 Window 0 0 0 0 irtt 0 0 0 0 Iface wlan0 wlan0 lo wlan0 • In this example.1.193 0.67.0.67.16. [root@bigboy tmp]# netstat -nr Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask 172.0. route del -net 10.0.68.16.240.0.255.16.0.0.128 172.0.67.16.0 are usually directly connected to the interface.67.255.16.0.224 172.0.0 127.16.0.16.255.1.255.255. Networks with a gateway of 0.67.69.0. the default and one to 255.0 seems appropriate.0.16.0.0.16.

67. This example is for interfaces eth0 and wlan0.16.224 gw 172.224 gw 172.11.67.0 netmask 255.16.69.0.96 netmask 255.16.16.16.0 netmask 255.255.ip_forward=1 After # Disables packet forwarding net.67.0 gw 172.69.68.135 eth1 net 172.16.16.255.0.255.ipv4.160.16.local file . [root@bigboy tmp] echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/eth1/proxy_arp [root@bigboy tmp] echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/wlan0/proxy_arp (You can determine your network interface names with the ifconfig -a command) There is no purpose built configuration file to force Linux to do proxy ARP on booting.240.224 gw 172.255.135 eth0 net 172. In simple terms packet forwarding lets packets flow through the Linux box from one network to another.193 [root@bigboy tmp]# How To Convert Your Linux Server Into A Router For your Linux server to become a router. Here is how it's done: [root@bigboy tmp] echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward The next step needed will be activating proxy ARP.0 netmask 255. The best way to do this is put the commands above in your /etc/rc.32 netmask 255.Chapter 8: Linux Networking 81 [root@bigboy tmp]# more /etc/sysconfig/static-routes eth0 net 172.16.0 gw 172.193 eth1 net 172.0. The router will reply with its MAC address which the server will use when forwarding the packet to the router.255.68. All computers that need to communicate with a computer on another network send out an ARP request to get the Ethernet MAC address (separate from the IP address) of the most desirable router in their routing table.255.131 eth0 net 172.255. Remove the "#" from the line related to packet forwarding.d/rc.255.ipv4. To activate the feature immediately you have to create a single lined text file called /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward and it only contain the value "1".16.ip_forward=1 This will only enable it when you reboot at which time Linux will create a file in one of the subdirectories of the special RAM memory based /proc filesystem.64 netmask 255.255. Proxy ARP activation needs to be done for each ethernet interface on your Linux box.conf. The configuration parameter to activate this is found in the file /etc/sysctl.16.67. you have to enable packet forwarding. Before # Disables packet forwarding #net.193 eth1 net 172. Proxy ARP has to be enabled for the Linux box to answer ARP requests.224 gw 172.69.

my-site. For ease of management. The Netfilter iptables pages show how to do this. Unfortunately. if the name is found with a corresponding IP address then DNS won't be queried. if the IP address for that host changes.1 localhost.linuxhomenetworking. Configuring Your /etc/hosts File The /etc/hosts lists the name and IP address of local hosts.82 www. and also the local host's name and use the centralized DNS server handle the rest. First determine what your true hostname is: [root@bigboy mail]# hostname bigboy [root@bigboy mail]# o Add the corresponding entry in the /etc/hosts file for the NIC's IP address o Your NIC's /etc/hosts File Format Your machine's name is NOT listed with a DNS server IP-address hostname. it is best to limit entries in this file to just the loopback interface. Your server will typically check this file before referencing DNS. • The /etc/hosts file has the following format: ip-address fully-qualified-domain-name alias1 alias2 alias3 etc • The very first line should always look like this with "localhost" being the only alias: 127. You may also want to convert your new Linux router into a firewall to protect your home network. you'll have to update file.localdomain hostname Your machine's name is listed with a DNS server IP-address hostname.localdomain localhost • If you have a NIC card in the server.0.com hostname Here are some examples: .0.com echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/eth1/proxy_arp echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/wlan0/proxy_arp Remember to configure a default route on your Linux box to point to your Internet gateway. then you have to add another entry in this file.

1. then just put the two or three aliases that you feel are most important.com 192. .localdomain bigboy • Host bigboy with an IP address of 192.100 is the mail and web server for domain my-site.1.100 bigboy. If you server has multiple names.com with corresponding entries in the DNS zone file for my-site.1.my-site.168.168.com bigboy mail www Note: Only have one line per IP address in this file.168.168.100 bigboy.1.Chapter 8: Linux Networking 83 • Host bigboy with an IP address of 192.100 isn't part of any DNS domain 192.

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You will eventually find yourself trying to fix a network related problem. Here are some troubleshooting
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How To See MAC Addresses
There are times when you lose connectivity with another server that is directly connected to your local network. Taking a look at the ARP table of the server from which you are troubleshooting will help determine whether or not the remote server’s NIC is responding to any type of traffic from your Linux box. Lack of communication at this level may mean: • Either server may be disconnected from the network • There may be bad network cabling • A NIC may be disabled or the remote server may be shut down Here is a description of the commands you may use to determine ARP values • The "ifconfig -a" command will show you both the NIC's MAC address and the associated IP addresses of the server which you are currently logged in to.

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[root@bigboy tmp]# ifconfig -a wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:06:25:09:6A:B5 inet addr:192.168.1.100 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:47379 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:107900 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 RX bytes:4676853 (4.4 Mb) TX bytes:43209032 (41.2 Mb) Interrupt:11 Memory:c887a000-c887b000 wlan0:0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:06:25:09:6A:B5 inet addr:192.168.1.99 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 Interrupt:11 Memory:c887a000-c887b000 [root@bigboy tmp]# Here you can see the wlan0 interface has two IP addresses 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.99 tied to the NIC hardware MAC address of 00:06:25:09:6A:B5 • The "arp -a" command will show you the MAC addresses in your server's ARP table. Here we see we have some form of connectivity with the router at address 192.168.1.1 [root@bigboy root]# arp -a bigboypix (192.168.1.1) at 00:09:E8:9C:FD:AB [ether] on wlan0 ? (192.168.1.101) at 00:06:25:09:6A:D7 [ether] on wlan0 [root@bigboy root]# • You should also check the ARP table of the remote server to see whether it is populated with acceptable values too.

How To Use "Ping" To Test Network Connectivity
Whether or not your troublesome server is connected to your local network it is always a good practice to force a response from it. One of the most common methods used to test connectivity across multiple networks is the "ping" command. Ping sends ICMP “echo” type packets that request a corresponding ICMP “echo-reply” response from the device at the target address. As most servers will respond to a ping query it becomes a very handy tool. A lack of response could be due to: • A server with that IP address doesn't exist • The server has been configured not to respond to pings • A firewall or router along the network path is blocking ICMP traffic • You have incorrect routing. Check routes on the local, remote servers and all routers in between. A classic symptom of bad routes on a server is the ability to only ping servers on your local network and nowhere else. There are a variety of ICMP response codes which can help in further troubleshooting. See the appendix for a full listing of them.

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The Linux ping command will send continuous pings, once a second, until stopped with a <Ctrl-C>. Here is an example of a successful ping to the server bigboy at 192.168.1.100 [root@smallfry tmp]# ping 192.168.1.101 PING 192.168.1.101 (192.168.1.101) from data. 64 bytes from 192.168.1.101: icmp_seq=1 64 bytes from 192.168.1.101: icmp_seq=2 64 bytes from 192.168.1.101: icmp_seq=3 64 bytes from 192.168.1.101: icmp_seq=4

192.168.1.100 : 56(84) bytes of ttl=128 ttl=128 ttl=128 ttl=128 time=3.95 time=7.07 time=4.46 time=4.31 ms ms ms ms

--- 192.168.1.101 ping statistics --4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% loss, time 3026ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 3.950/4.948/7.072/1.242 ms [root@smallfry tmp]# You may get a "Destination Host Unreachable" message if your router or server knows that the target IP address is part of a valid network, but is getting no response from the target server. The network device sends an ICMP reply type 3 which triggers the message. [root@smallfry tmp]# ping 192.168.1.105 PING 192.168.1.105 (192.168.1.105) from 192.168.1.100 : 56(84) bytes of data. From 192.168.1.100 icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable From 192.168.1.100 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable From 192.168.1.100 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable From 192.168.1.100 icmp_seq=4 Destination Host Unreachable From 192.168.1.100 icmp_seq=5 Destination Host Unreachable From 192.168.1.100 icmp_seq=6 Destination Host Unreachable --- 192.168.1.105 ping statistics --8 packets transmitted, 0 received, +6 errors, 100% loss, time 7021ms, pipe 3 [root@smallfry tmp]#

Using "traceroute" To Test Connectivity
Another tool for network troubleshooting is the traceroute command. It gives a listing of all the router hops between your server and the target server. This helps you verify that routing over the networks in between is correct. Traceroute works by sending a UDP packet destined to the target with a TTL of "0". The first router on the route recognizes that the TTL has already been exceeded and discards or “drops” the packet, but also sends an ICMP "time exceeded" message back to the source. The traceroute program records the IP address of the router that sent the message and knows that that is the first hop on the path to the final destination. The traceroute program tries again, with a TTL of "1". The first hop, sees nothing wrong with the packet, decrements the TTL to 0 as expected, and forwards the packet to the second hop on the path. Router 2, sees the TTL of "0", drops the packet and replies with an ICMP time exceeded message. Traceroute now knows the IP address of the second router. This continues around and around until the final destination is reached.

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Here is a sample output for a query to 144.232.20.158: [root@bigboy root]# traceroute 144.232.20.158 traceroute to 144.232.20.158 (144.232.20.158), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets 1 adsl-67-120-221-110.dsl.sntc01.pacbell.net (67.120.221.110) 14.304 ms 14.019 ms 16.120 ms 2 dist3-vlan50.sntc01.pbi.net (63.203.35.67) 12.971 ms 14.000 ms 14.627 ms 3 bb1-g1-0.sntc01.pbi.net (63.203.35.17) 15.521 ms 12.860 ms 13.179 ms 4 bb2-p11-0.snfc21.pbi.net (64.161.124.246) 13.991 ms 15.842 ms 15.728 ms 5 bb1-p14-0.snfc21.pbi.net (64.161.124.53) 16.133 ms 15.510 ms 15.909 ms 6 sl-gw11-sj-3-0.sprintlink.net (144.228.44.49) 16.510 ms 17.469 ms 18.116 ms 7 sl-bb25-sj-6-1.sprintlink.net (144.232.3.133) 16.212 ms 14.274 ms 15.926 ms 8 * * * 9 * * [root@bigboy root]# If there is no response within a 5 second timeout interval a "*" is printed for that probe. Possible causes of this and other traceroute status messages are listed below:

Possible Traceroute Messages
Traceroute Symbol *** Description Time exceeded. Could be caused by: • A router on the path not sending back the ICMP "time exceeded" messages • A router or firewall in the path blocking the ICMP "time exceeded" messages • The target IP address not responding Host, network or protocol unreachable Communication administratively prohibited. A router Access Control List (ACL) or firewall is in the way Source route failed. Source routing attempts to force traceroute to use a certain path. Failure may be due to a router security setting

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Some devices will prevent traceroute packets directed at their interfaces, but will allow ICMP packets. Using traceroute with a “-I” flag forces traceroute to use ICMP packets that may go through. In this case the "* * *", status messages disappear. [root@bigboy root]# traceroute -I 144.232.20.158 traceroute to 144.232.20.158 (144.232.20.158), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets 1 adsl-67-120-221-110.dsl.sntc01.pacbell.net (67.120.221.110) 14.408 ms 14.064 ms 13.111 ms

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2 dist3-vlan50.sntc01.pbi.net (63.203.35.67) 13.018 ms 12.887 ms 13.146 ms 3 bb1-g1-0.sntc01.pbi.net (63.203.35.17) 12.854 ms 13.035 ms 13.745 ms 4 bb2-p11-0.snfc21.pbi.net (64.161.124.246) 16.260 ms 15.618 ms 15.663 ms 5 bb1-p14-0.snfc21.pbi.net (64.161.124.53) 15.897 ms 15.785 ms 17.164 ms 6 sl-gw11-sj-3-0.sprintlink.net (144.228.44.49) 14.443 ms 16.279 ms 15.189 ms 7 sl-bb25-sj-6-1.sprintlink.net (144.232.3.133) 16.185 ms 15.857 ms 15.423 ms 8 sl-bb23-ana-6-0.sprintlink.net (144.232.20.158) 27.482 ms 26.306 ms 26.487 ms [root@bigboy root]#

Always Get A Bidirectional Traceroute
It is always best to get traceroutes from the source IP to the target IP and also from the target IP to the source IP. This is because the packet's return path from the target is sometimes not the same as the path taken to get there. A high traceroute time equates to the round trip time for both the initial traceroute query to each “hop” and the response of each “hop”. Here is an example of one such case, using disguised IP addresses and provider names. There was once a routing issue between telecommunications carriers FastNet and SlowNet. When a user at IP address 40.16.106.32 did a traceroute to 64.25.175.200, a problem seemed to appear at the 10th. hop with OtherNet. However, when a user at 64.25.175.200 did a traceroute to 40.16.106.32, latency showed up at hop 7 with the return path being very different. In this case, the real traffic congestion was occurring where FastNet handed traffic off to SlowNet in the second trace. The latency appeared to be caused at hop 10 on the first trace not because that hop was slow, but because that was the first hop at which the return packet traveled back to the source via the congested route. Remember, traceroute gives the packet round trip time. Trace route to 40.16.106.32 from 64.25.175.200 1 0 ms 0 ms 2 0 ms 0 ms 3 0 ms 0 ms [207.174.144.169] 4 0 ms 0 ms 5 0 ms 0 ms 6 0 ms 0 ms 7 0 ms 0 ms 8 30 ms 30 ms 9 30 ms 30 ms 10 1252 ms 1212 ms 11 1252 ms 1212 ms 12 1262 ms 1212 ms 13 1102 ms 1091 ms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 30 1202 1192 1192 1092 [64.25.175.200] [64.25.175.253] border-from-40-tesser.boulder.co.coop.net [64.25.128.126] p3-0.dnvtco1-cr3.othernet.net [4.25.26.53] p2-1.dnvtco1-br1.othernet.net [4.24.11.25] p15-0.dnvtco1-br2.othernet.net [4.24.11.38] p15-0.snjpca1-br2.othernet.net [4.0.6.225] p1-0.snjpca1-cr4.othernet.net [4.24.9.150] h0.webhostinc2.othernet.net [4.24.236.38] [40.16.96.11] [40.16.96.162] [40.16.106.32]

Trace route to 64.25.175.200 from 40.16.106.32 1 2 3 4 1 1 2 1 ms ms ms ms 1 1 1 1 ms ms ms ms 1 1 1 1 ms ms ms ms [40.16.106.3] [40.16.96.161] [40.16.96.2] [40.16.96.65]

19.205.9. Average = 0ms G:\>tracert 186.17.paix-bi1.40.net ms core1.net ms ms ms ms ms ms ms ms ms ms ms ms ms ms sjo-edge-03.64.64.1 rtr-2.24.64.37] p1-0.153] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1 2 3 4 5 6 <10 60 70 60 70 60 ms ms ms ms ms ms <10 70 71 70 70 70 ms ms ms ms ms ms <10 60 70 60 70 61 ms ms ms ms ms ms 186.confusion.153 Pinging 186.co.94: 186.40.dnvtco1-br2.9.net [205.61] p9-0. transit.94] [186.33] sjo-core-01.64.inet.40.sfj.slownet.64.130] p3-0.64.99] [64.net [205.net rtr-1.net [4.slownet. Received = 4.13] p6-0. a ping to 186.17.153 Tracing route to lostserver.snjpca1-br2.17.6.64.77] 6 2 ms 1 [216.net [4.226] p15-0.othernet.25.5.confusion.26.confusion.153: Packets: Sent = 4. Ping TTLs will usually only timeout if there is a routing loop in which the packet bounces between two routers on the way to the target.64.p4-2.171.othernet.40.94: 186.64. G:\>ping 186.33.net rtr-2.94: 186.2.24.othernet.22.26] p0-0.othernet.94 and 186.25. Each “bounce” causes the TTL to decrease by a count of one until the TTL reaches zero at which point you get the timeout.11.11.9.40.9.97] [205. transit.171.net [208. transit.inet.fastnet.64.40.boulder.cointcorp.net [4. The routing loop was confirmed by the traceroute in which the packet was proven to be bouncing between routers at 186.93.90 www.net [4.52.40. Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 0ms.slownet.49.net rtr-1.17.40.175.94: TTL TTL TTL TTL expired expired expired expired in in in in transit.171.65] 7 993 ms 961 8 1009 ms 1008 9 985 ms 947 10 1028 ms 1010 11 989 ms 988 12 1002 ms 1001 13 1031 ms 989 14 1031 ms 1017 15 1027 ms 1025 16 1045 ms 1037 17 1030 ms 1020 18 1038 ms 1031 19 1050 ms 1094 20 1050 ms 1094 ms 1 ms 1 ms ms ms ms ms ms ms ms ms ms ms ms ms ms 999 971 983 953 985 973 978 1017 1023 1050 1045 1045 1034 1034 ms border8.0.9.54] gw234.dnvtco1-cr3.30] p4-3.223.net [4.7. Ping statistics for 186.25.coop.94] .175.net [4.46.linuxhomenetworking.webh02-1.40.net [4.net [186.fastnet.64.128. Maximum = 0ms.dnvtco1-br1.inet.confusion.17.othernet.25.24.othernet.93] [186.17.200] Ping & Traceroute Troubleshooting Example In this example.snjpca1-br1.net rtr-2.confusion.94] [186.29] svl-core-03.52.ge0-1-net2. Lost = 0 (0% loss).9.9.24.othernet.153 gave a “TTL timeout” message.sfj.40.217.40.com 5 2 ms 2 [216.0.confusion.net [186.153 with 32 bytes of data: Reply Reply Reply Reply from from from from 186.net [64.93] [186.253] [64.

) The network on which you expect the target host to reside doesn’t exist in the routing table of one of the routers in the path (!H or !N messages may be produced.confusion.93] rtr-2.94] rtr-1. The target server doesn’t exist on the network.64.. Possible Reasons For Failed Traceroutes Traceroutes can fail to reach their intended destination for a number of reasons. It’s usually good to: log on to the last visible router. The router immediately after the last visible one is usually the culprit.confusion. Do a traceroute from this router to your intended target server.) You may have a typographical error in the IP address of the target server You may have a routing loop in which packets bounce between two routers and never get to the intended destination.confusion. (!H or !N messages may be produced.93] This problem was solved by resetting the routing process on both routers. . these include: o Traceroute packets are being blocked or rejected by a router in the path. o o o o o . then the last visible router of an incomplete trace is either the last good router on the path. The packets don’t have a proper return path to your server.64. The traceroute will probably fail at the bad router on the return path. The problem was initially triggered by an unstable network link that caused frequent routing recalculations. The router immediately after the last visible one is the one at which the routing changes. . It’s usually good to check the routing table and/or other status of this next hop device.40. The constant activity eventually corrupted the routing tables of one of the routers. Log on to this next hop router. If it doesn’t work: Test the routing table and/or other status of all the hops between it and your intended target.net [186.. It could be disconnected. If this works: Routing to the target server is OK. Note: If there is nothing blocking your traceroute traffic.64. Do a traceroute back to your source server..40..net [186. or the last router that has a valid return path to the server issuing the traceroute.40.net [186. The last visible hop being the last hop in which the packets return correctly. Look at the routing table to determine what the next hop is to your intended traceroute target. Trace complete.. 70 ms 60 ms 70 ms rtr-1.Chapter 9: Simple Network Troubleshooting 91 7 70 ms 70 ms 8 60 ms 70 ms 9 70 ms 70 ms . or turned off..

You can also use keywords such as "and" or "or" between expressions to further fine tune your selection criteria. Some useful expressions include: . If this is not specified. One of the most common uses of tcpdump is to determine whether you are getting basic two way communication. Like most Linux commands.linuxhomenetworking. especially if you are doing simpler types of troubleshooting. tcpdump uses command line switches to modify the output. interfaces of devices in the packet flow • The server not listening on the port because the software isn't installed or started Analyzing tcpdump in much greater detail is beyond the scope of this section.com Viewing Packet Flow With TCPdump Tcpdump is one of the most popular packages for viewing the flow of packets through your Linux box's NIC card. It is installed by default on RedHat linux and has very simple syntax. Some of the more useful command line switches would include: Possible TCPdump Messages tcpdump command switch -c -i -t Description Stop after viewing count packets. Lack of communication could be due to: • Bad routing • Faulty cables.92 www. Listen on interface. These act as filters to limit the volume of data presented on the screen. then tcpdump will use the lowest numbered interface that is UP Don't print a timestamp at the beginning of each line You can also add expressions after all the command line switches.

Chapter 9: Simple Network Troubleshooting 93 Useful TCPdump Expressions tcpdump command expression host host-address icmp tcp port port-number Description View packets from the IP address host-address View icmp packets View TCP packets with packets with either a source or destination TCP port of portnumber View UDP packets with either a source or destination UDP port of port-number udp port port-number Example: tcpdump used to view ICMP "ping" packets going through interface wlan0 [root@bigboy tmp]# tcpdump -i wlan0 icmp tcpdump: listening on wlan0 21:48:58.my-site.962244 bigboy.my-site.my-site.968556 bigboy.943926 smallfry > bigboy.com > smallfry: 21:48:58.com > smallfry: 21:48:58.my-site.my-site.my-site.944034 bigboy.com > smallfry: 21:48:58.com > smallfry: 21:48:58.com: 21:48:58.com > smallfry: 21:48:58.928365 bigboy. The second column of data shows the packet source then destination IP address or server name of the packet The third column shows the packet type Two way communication is occurring as each echo gets an echo reply icmp: icmp: icmp: icmp: icmp: icmp: icmp: icmp: icmp: echo echo echo echo echo echo echo echo echo request (DF) reply request (DF) reply request (DF) reply reply reply reply .my-site.963966 bigboy.927510 bigboy.928257 smallfry > bigboy.com: 21:48:58.com: 21:48:58.my-site.com > smallfry: 9 packets received by filter 0 packets dropped by kernel [root@bigboy tmp]# Explanation o o o o The first column of data is a packet time stamp.my-site.927091 smallfry > bigboy.

ssh > smallfry.32938: R 0:0(0) ack 1 win 0 (DF) [tos 0x10] 9 packets received by filter 0 packets dropped by kernel [root@bigboy root]# Explanation o o o o The first column of data shows the packet source then destination IP address or server name of the packet The second column shows the TCP flags within the packet The client named "bigboy" is using port 32938 to communicate with the server named "smallfry" on the TCP SSH port 22.ssh > smallfry. Two way communication is occuring .168.1.com Example: tcpdump used to view packets on interface wlan0 to/from host 192.my-site.ssh: 5840 <mss 1460.102 on TCP port 22 with no timestamps in the output [root@bigboy root]# tcpdump -i wlan0 -t host 192.wscale 0> (DF) [tos R 0:0(0) ack 2013297021 win 0 S 2013297020:2013297020(0) win 0.my-site.my-site.32938 > bigboy.com.linuxhomenetworking.sackOK.ssh > smallfry.my-site.ssh > smallfry.my-site.1.32938: (DF) [tos 0x10] smallfry.com.com.94 www.ssh > smallfry.nop.my-site.32938 > bigboy.timestamp 75227931 0x10] bigboy.32938: R 0:0(0) ack 1 win 0 (DF) [tos 0x10] bigboy.com.my-site.com.168.sackOK.nop.32938: 0x10] bigboy.ssh: 5840 <mss 1460.102 and tcp port 22 tcpdump: listening on wlan0 smallfry.my-site.sackOK.com.timestamp 75227931 0x10] bigboy.ssh: 5840 <mss 1460.wscale 0> (DF) [tos R 0:0(0) ack 1 win 0 (DF) [tos S 2013297020:2013297020(0) win 0.nop.ssh > smallfry.com.com.com.32938: 0x10] smallfry.wscale 0> (DF) [tos R 0:0(0) ack 1 win 0 (DF) [tos R 0:0(0) ack 1 win 0 (DF) [tos bigboy.my-site.32938: 0x10] S 2013297020:2013297020(0) win 0.32938 > bigboy.timestamp 75227931 0x10] bigboy.

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or have upgraded your RedHat distribution’s kernel then you can refer to the sections on how to install WLAN from universally usable tar files. RedHat did not ship with the Linux Wireless driver set (Linux-WLAN) installed.com =========================================== This chapter will show you how to configure wireless NIC cards on your Linux box. .linux-wlan. For this reason it may be good to keep your regular Ethernet NIC installed in the machine to provide connectivity to the web until you get the wireless NIC to work. Wireless Linux Compatible NICs Not all wireless NIC cards work with Linux-WLAN. For this reason it is best to check the Linux-WLAN group’s website at www. or you could ask someone to burn a CD with the files needed for installation. You have to download and install them after installing Linux. www.org for the latest hardware compatibility list. As of version 8.97 Chapter 10 Linux Wireless Networking =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 10 Linux Wireless Networking Wireless Linux Compatible NICs Linux-WLAN Preparation Installing The Linux-WLAN Drivers Post Installation Steps Linux-WLAN Encryption For Security Troubleshooting Your Wireless LAN © Peter Harrison.linuxhomenetworking.0. If you are not running RedHat Linux.

non-prefetchable) [size=3D8K] Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2 Installing the WMP11 v2. The WMP 11 Version 2. You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg Dec 1 01:28:14 bigboy insmod: /lib/modules/2.0 Network controller: BROADCOM Corporation: Unknown device 4301 (rev01) Subsystem: Unknown device 1737:4301 Flags: bus master.7 (or v2.7 Card In September 2002.7 card using a Broadcom chipset will not. Even so. You’ll have to download and install the latest firmware for a card from the Linksys website.7 with the linux-WLAN tarball using RPMs will give the following error message on the screen: Dec 1 01:28:14 bigboy insmod: /lib/modules/2. fast devsel. Be careful as this message can also be due to you using an SSID in your configuration files that doesn’t match the SSID of your WAP / wireless router. Pre Version 2.98 www. but the newer version 2. The older version of the card that uses the Intersil chipset works with Linux.18-14/net/prism2_pci.18-14/net/prism2_pci. Aug 25 21:07:06 hostname kernel: p80211knetdev_hard_start_xmit: Tx attempt prior to association.o: insmod wlan0 failed . the original WMP won’t work without upgrading the firmware. Linksys launched a Version 2. Installing the WMP11 v2.7” which is very clearly stamped on the front side of these cards. including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.org site's hardware compatibility page now lists the WMP v2.linuxhomenetworking. If you don't.4. latency 64.7) model of the WMP11 card using a Broadcom chipset. your Linux box may not detect your NIC card at all and you will get kernel error messages like this one in /var/log/messages after you finish installing the software.4.com The Linksys WMP11 NIC and Linux You have to be especially carefull with Linksys WMP series of wireless PCI cards.7 WMP 11 Card This card uses the Linux-WLAN compatible Intersil chipset and doesn’t have any version number stamped on it.7 with the linux-WLAN tarball will give the following error in the log file /var/log/messages 00:0c. The linux-wlan.o: init_module: No such device Dec 1 01:28:14 bigboy insmod: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters. then install the card in a windows box and upgrade the firmware. frame dropped. You can determine whether you have this model by looking for the “V2. IRQ 5 Memory at f4000000 (32-bit.7 as being an incompatible device.

i386. always use the uname version. Installing The Linux-WLAN Drivers Linux-WLAN Installation . Always use the most recent versions to reduce the installation mental stress.rpm Downloading and installing RPMs isn’t hard. RPM versions of the driver files can be found at http://prism2. the RPM chapter covers how to do this in detail. this will have to be done from a source RPM. The latest version as of this writing was: kernel-pcmcia-cs-3. [root@bigboy tmp]# uname -p i586 [root@bigboy tmp]# . According to the linux-wlan documentation.unixguru. Always be prepared to check your syslog /var/log/messages file for errors if things don't work.nc.31-9.Chapter 10: Linux Wireless Networking 99 Linux-WLAN Preparation All devices on a wireless network must use the same “Network Identifier” or SSID in order to communicate with each other. Linux-WLAN doesn’t identify the wireless NIC as an Ethernet “eth” device. The Linux version may not match the CPU you have installed.Using RPMs 2. Remember to download the files for the correct kernel type. The Bigboy server discussed in the Topology chapter is running a i586 version of Linux. This step isn't necessary for true PCI cards such as the Linksys WMP11. the default SSID for your windows NIC cards may be different. The syslog chapter will also show you how to set up syslog error logging to be more sensitive to error types. If you need a refresher. Downloading and installing RPMs isn’t hard. This is good to know in order to avoid confusion when troubleshooting. If you need a refresher. You may get "device unknown" or "no such device" errors related to the wlan device in the /var/log/messages file if you use older unpatched versions of the Linux-WLAN software.raleigh. It’s a good idea to decide on a common SSID and stick with it.us. Determining The Kernel Type Use the "uname -p" command. Once configured. OS version and kernel version. PCMCIA Type Card Specific Information Before installing the linux-wlan software for PCMCIA type cards such as the (Linksys WPC11) you will need to install the RedHat Linux "pcmcia-cs" RPM package.1. It is a good source of information. The default SSID for Linux-WLAN is “linux-wlan”. but as a “wlan” device. the RPM chapter covers how to do this in detail. Download the latest version of linux-wlan RPM.

com Determining The OS Version One of the easiest ways is to view the /etc/issue file.4.rpm [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh kernel-wlan-ng-pci-0.daily]# Determining The Kernel Version You can use the "uname -r" command to do this.18-14 [root@bigboy tmp]# uname -r 2. /etc/wlan.0 (Psyche) Kernel \r on an \m [root@bigboy cron. Installing the rpm with --force and --nodeps switches does the trick by forcing the installation while not checking for dependencies.18-14 [root@bigboy tmp]# If you upgrade the version of your Linux.rpm [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh kernel-wlan-ng-modules-rh80.i586. Once you have all this information.rh80.100 www.155. I have seen the kernel-wlan-ng-pcmcia rpm installation give errors stating that the kernel-pcmcia-cs rpm hadn't been previously installed even when it had been. error messages are there for a reason. module and interface packages.conf and /etc/pcmcia/wlanng.rh80.15-5. Bigboy is running version 8.0 [root@bigboy cron.rpm If you get any error messages during the installation.1.i586. then you're doing something wrong.140. In this case. The combined Linux / Linux-WLAN upgrade will also create new versions of your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0.opts files which you may have to restore from the automatically saved versions.155.linuxhomenetworking. you'll have to do these steps all over again.1. . However.4. Bigboy is running version 2. Here are examples for a i586 installation using a PCI card on Redhat 8. Always remember that under normal circumstances this wouldn’t be a good idea. you’ll need to download and install the base.daily]# more /etc/issue Red Hat Linux release 8. 3.rh80.1.0 [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh kernel-wlan-ng-0.i586.

The most recent version as of this writing was: linux-wlan-ng-0.1. The default wlan0 network configuration is DHCP.1.i686.i686.18-3.linux-wlan. For RedHat version 7.org. It is therefore important to install your kernel sources files.tar tmp]# cd linux-wlan-ng-0. ########################################### [100%] 1:kernel-wlan-ng-pcmcia ########################################### [100%] Adding prism2_cs alias to /etc/modules.opts to match WAP settings!!! [root@smallfry tmp]# Linux-WLAN Installation – Using TAR files If you are running a non standard version of your RedHat kernel or using a version of Linux that is incompatible with RPMs.1. [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh kernel-source-2.Chapter 10: Linux Wireless Networking 101 [root@smallfry tmp]# rpm -Uvh kernel-wlan-ng-pcmcia-0.4..gz tmp]# tar -xvf linux-wlan-ng-0. you'll probably have to do these steps all over again Install the Kernel Source Files Installing Linux-WLAN using TAR files involves compiling the software to make it match the particular flavor of the Linux kernel you are running.15-6 [root@smallfry tmp]# rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps kernel-wlan-ngpcmcia-0.tar.rpm error: Failed dependencies: kernel-pcmcia-cs is needed by kernel-wlan-ng-pcmcia-0.14-pre1.1.3 it was version 2.i386.14 linux-wlan-ng-0.1.14]# make config .156.1..1. If you are running standard RedHat Linux use the RPMs unless you have excess patience.tar. Shutting down PCMCIA services: cardmgr modules.14]# make clean linux-wlan-ng-0..1.rpm Download And Install The Linux-WLAN TAR File Download the latest version of Linux-WLAN from www.. Adjust accordingly.gz Unzip and install the Linux-WLAN files [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy tmp]# gunzip linux-wlan-ng-0. Starting PCMCIA services: modules cardmgr.14-pre1. then you’ll need to use the TAR file installation method.rpm Preparing. Remember that if you upgrade your Linux version or kernel. ACHTUNG! ATTENTION! WARNING! YOU MUST configure /etc/pcmcia/wlan-ng.conf file.14-pre1.18-3.15-6.1.4.

Get a directory listing of /lib/modules/ beforehand to make sure you are providing the correct kernel directory that both matches your kernel version and that also actually has files in it. and usb driver questions When you are prompted for the "Module install directory" enter /lib/modules/”linux-kernelversion”. Select only a single module directory as using more than one can lead to future "make" problems.d directory [root@bigboy tmp]# vi /etc/init.1.d/wmp11 3. and usb driver questions (PCMCIA cards only) Say 'y' to pcmcia and 'n' to pci. where “linux-kernel-version“ is the version of the kernel. plx. The response should be: .com =========================================== Running “make config” command will prompt you for information: o o o (PCI cards only) Say 'y' to pci and 'n' to pcmcia.102 www. Use other defaults =========================================== [root@bigboy linux-wlan-ng-0. Add the following 4 lines to the file.14]# make install o Configure The New wlan0 Interface Driver (PCI Cards) 1. plx. You can also test these commands from the command line to see if they work. Create a startup driver configuration file called wmp11 (or whatever you NIC card is named) in the /etc/init. #!/bin/bash modprobe prism2_pci wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=enable wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_autojoin ssid=linux_wlan authtype=opensystem exit 0 Remember to modify the SSID in the above commands to match that of your WAP.14]# make all [root@bigboy linux-wlan-ng-0.linuxhomenetworking.1. Edit /etc/modules.conf and insert the following line to load the driver on booting: alias wlan0 prism2_pci 2.

d/wmp11 S09wmp11 Configure The New wlan0 Interface Driver (PCMCIA Cards) Open and edit the configuration options file. At this time. [root@bigboy [root@bigboy filename) [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy tmp]# cd /etc/rc3. the system needs to load the drivers for the interface before it will activate the interface.d/rc./init. may fail to start if the interface is down. it may not matter and you could put these commands in your /etc/rc.. but applications such as Samba.d/rc.d/wmp11 S09wmp11 tmp]# cd /etc/rc5.d is named "S10network".d/wmp11 5.local. Some web sites recommend putting the driver loading commands in /etc/rc. DNS (named) and SSH. NOTE: Never alias for the PCMCIA cards in /etc/modules. /etc/pcmcia/wlan-ng.local file then you need to ensure that you run your custom driver script before the Linux "network" script starts up the wlan0 interface device you will create later.d tmp]# ln -s . but this makes the driver load at the end of the booting process and the wlan0 interface will be inactive till then./init.d tmp]# ls *network* (Verify the "network" tmp]# ln -s .opts. Make the file executable so that it will be able to run on the next system reboot.. [root@bigboy tmp]# chmod 755 /etc/init. In RedHat the default network startup script link in /etc/rc3.d and /etc/rc5. This may not be a problem for many installations. The next step is to create a link to this file in the startup directories. If you don’t want to use the /etc/rc.d/rc. then start over making sure you are using the latest versions of the Linux-WLAN software. . which is the default setting for the applications above. You will need to create a symbolic link called "S09wmp11" to make /etc/init. DHCP server. as it is not neccessary.local file instead and save yourself a lot of grief. as it has established a link with the WAP11 access point. when configured to specifically run on the IP address of your interface. 4. If your applications are set to promiscuous listening.Chapter 10: Linux Wireless Networking 103 message=lnxreq_autojoin ssid=linksys authtype=opensystem resultcode=success If you get a resultcode=error or something else. Locate the lines containing "ssid=linux_wlan" and set the SSID to whatever value you’ve decided to use on your wireless LAN. When booting. which won't work.conf. and also it will cause the system to try to bring up wlan0 before the PCMCIA services.d/wmp11 be run before "S10network" during the boot process. the "Link" LED on your NIC card will come on solid.

168.conf file (PCI type NIC) or your /etc/pcmcia/wlan-ng.com Post Installation Steps Configure The New wlan0 Interface Edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 to include the following lines: DHCP Version ============ DEVICE=wlan0 USERCTL=yes ONBOOT=yes BOOTPROTO=dhcp Fixed IP Version ================= DEVICE=wlan0 BROADCAST=192.168. . GATEWAY=192.0 ONBOOT=yes In the fixed IP version you will also need to: Substitute your selected IP. Select the Wireless mode and SSID Edit your /etc/wlan.d/network is restarted. Also modify the IS_ADHOC option to make your NIC either support "adhoc" mode for peer to peer networks or "infrastructure" mode if you are using a WAP. netmask.168.1.1.168.opts file (PCMCIA type NICs) configuration file. network.1.104 www. eg.0 NETWORK=192.linuxhomenetworking.100 NETMASK=255. Edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file to have an ONBOOT=no entry.255 IPADDR=192.255.255. Make sure you have correct gateway statement in your /etc/sysconfig/network file.1 o o Disable Your Existing Ethernet NIC You may want to disable your existing eth0 Ethernet interface after installing the drivers. This will disable the interface on reboot or when /etc/init.1. Locate the lines containing "ssid=linux_wlan" and set the SSID to whatever value you’ve decided to use on your wireless LAN. broadcast address with those above.

#=======SELECT STATION MODE=================== IS_ADHOC=n # y|n.d/wmp11 [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.. y . Insert the card in an empty slot in your Linux box and reboot. . or "IRQ also used by.d/network restart Now check to see IP address of the wlan interface is OK [root@bigboy tmp]# ifconfig -a [root@bigboy tmp]# ping <gateway-address> Check For Interrupt Conflicts Before installing the software you should ensure that the wireless NIC card doesn’t have an interrupt that clashes with another device in your computer. n .d/init. If that is the case. move the card to a different slot. If there is a conflict there will usually be a warning.d/network restart PCMCIA Cards [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/rc. or otherwise eliminate the conflict by disabling the conflicting device if you don’t really need it.d/pcmcia restart [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.Chapter 10: Linux Wireless Networking 105 Here is a sample snippet.." message.adhoc. Inspect your /var/log/messages file again: [root@bigboy tmp]# tail -300 /var/log/messages Look carefully for any signs that the card is interfering with existing card IRQs.d/wlan restart PCI Cards – Installed Using TAR Files [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.infrastructure #=======INFRASTRUCTURE STATION START=================== # SSID is all we have for now AuthType="opensystem" # opensystem | sharedkey (requires WEP) # Use DesiredSSID="" to associate with any AP in range DesiredSSID="linksys" Simulate a Reboot Run the following commands and test for errors in the file /var/log/messages: PCI Cards – Installed Using RPMs [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.

0.1. newer PCI based systems generally handle conflicts better.0. The above (bad) /proc/interrupts example came from a functioning PCI based Linux box.0 b) Interrupt:11 Base address:0x1820 lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127. you can also inspect your /proc/interrupts file for multiple devices having the same interrupt [root@bigboy tmp]# more /proc/interrupts 11: 4639 XT-PIC wlan0.8 Mb) Interrupt:11 Memory:c887a000-c887b000 [root@bigboy tmp]# .0.5 Mb) TX bytes:126738425 (120.3 Mb) wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:06:25:09:6A:B5 inet addr:192.3 Mb) TX bytes:7678679 (7.100 Bcast:192.0 UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:88418 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:88418 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:7678679 (7.0.1.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:215233 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:447594 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 RX bytes:39394014 (37.106 www. You can check both the interrupts and base memory of your NIC cards after doing the software installation by using the "ifconfig -a" command: [root@bigboy tmp]# ifconfig -a eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:08:C7:10:74:A8 BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 RX bytes:0 (0. the base memory address which was used by Linux to communicate with the cards were different.168.com After you’ve installed the software.linuxhomenetworking.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.1 Mask:255. eth0 [root@bigboy tmp]# more /proc/interrupts 11: 4639 XT-PIC wlan0 (bad) (good) Interrupt conflicts are usually more problematic with old style PC-AT buses.255 Mask:255. the reason why it worked was that though the interrupt was the same.255.168.255.

With encryption. you can use the /sbin/nwepgen program to generate the keys once you provide your easy to remember key generator string. In the example below. and intra-network communication will be impossible. you'll have to add them them individually and in sequence to the /etc/wlan. you have to set the "dot11PrivacyInvoked" parameter to "true" and state which of the keys will be used as the default starting key via the "dot11WEPDefaultKeyID" parameter. If this is the case.Chapter 10: Linux Wireless Networking 107 Linux-WLAN Encryption For Security One of the flaws of wireless networking is that all the wireless clients can detect the presence of all available network SSIDs and have the option of joining any of them.conf file (PCI type NIC) or the /etc/pcmcia/wlanng. Here is how you can use nwepgen to create the keys with a generator string of "ketchup". The /etc/wlan. You then have the option of either providing a key generating string (simple password) or all four of the keys. Neesus compatible PRIV_KEY128=false # keylength to generate PRIV_GENSTR="ketchup" # or set them explicitly. in AP this means WEP # is required for all STAs # If PRIV_GENSTR is not empty. "ketchup" is the password used to automatically generate the keys. 01:20:03:40:05 or dot11WEPDefaultKey3= # 01:02:03:04:05:06:07:08:09:0a:0b:0c:0d Not all devices on your network will use the same algorithm method to generate the encryption keys.g.opts file (PCMCIA type NICs) file is also used to activate this feature. To invoke encryption. Once you have the four sets of keys. Set genstr or keys. not both.conf (or /etc/pcmcia/wlan-ng. use PRIV_GENTSTR to generate # keys (just a convenience) PRIV_GENERATOR=/sbin/nwepgen # nwepgen. Note: I must strongly recommend that you first set up your network without encryption. Settings only matter if PrivacyInvoked is true lnxreq_hostWEPEncrypt=false # true|false lnxreq_hostWEPDecrypt=false # true|false dot11PrivacyInvoked=true dot11WEPDefaultKeyID=1 dot11ExcludeUnencrypted=true # true|false. dot11WEPDefaultKey0= # format: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx or dot11WEPDefaultKey1= # xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx dot11WEPDefaultKey2= # e. You may find the same generator string will not create the same keys.opts) file and set the PRIV_GENSTR parameter to "". #=======WEP=========================================== # [Dis/En]able WEP. Only migrate to an encrypted design after you are satisfied that the unencrypted design works satisfactorily. the client must have a membership encryption password which can also be represented as a series of Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) keys. [root@bigboy tmp]# /sbin/nwepgen ketchup 64:c1:a1:cc:db 2b:32:ed:37:16 b6:cc:9e:1b:37 d7:0e:51:3f:03 [root@bigboy tmp]# .

d/wlan start Starting WLAN Devices:message=lnxreq_hostwep resultcode=no_value decrypt=false encrypt=false [root@bigboy tmp]# ifup wlan0 . [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. the driver is still loaded in memory. The steps to reverse encryption are: o o Set the configuration file parameter "dot11PrivacyInvoked" to "false" Stop Linux-WLAN and disable the wireless wlan0 interface [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. not both. dot11WEPDefaultKey0= 64:c1:a1:cc:db dot11WEPDefaultKey1= 2b:32:ed:37:16 dot11WEPDefaultKey2= b6:cc:9e:1b:37 dot11WEPDefaultKey3= d7:0e:51:3f:03 Remember that all devices on your network will need to have the same keys and default key for this to work. Your next steps will be to list all the active drivers in memory with the lsmod command. Set genstr or keys.linuxhomenetworking.conf file would look like this: PRIV_GENSTR="" # or set them explicitly.com In this case your /etc/wlan. NIC cards without full Linux-WLAN compatibility will freeze up after a number of hours of working with encryption. and remove the Linux-WLAN related entries using rmmod [root@bigboy tmp]# lsmod Module Size … … prism2_pci 66672 p80211 20328 … … Used by Not tainted 1 1 (autoclean) [prism2_pci] [root@bigboy tmp]# rmmod prism2_pci [root@bigboy tmp]# rmmod p80211 o Restart Linux-WLAN and reactivate the wlan0 interface and you should be functional again. This includes all wireless NICs and WAPs De-activating Encryption In some cases. though not active.d/wlan stop Shutting Down WLAN Devices:message=lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=disable resultcode=success [root@bigboy tmp]# ifdown wlan0 o Even though you have done these two steps.108 www.

You can also check to see if your Linux box is out or range of the WAP. If there are no errors in /var/log/messages and you can’t ping your gateways or obtain an IP address. then check your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 file for a correct IP configuration and your routing table to make sure your routes are OK. Jan 2 18:11:18 bigboy kernel: hfa384x_drvr_start: Failed. result=110 Troubleshooting Your Wireless LAN Always check the /var/log/messages file for possible errors arising from the software installation. .result=-110 Jan 2 18:11:18 bigboy kernel: hfa384x_docmd_wait: hfa384x_cmd timeout(1). reg=0x8021. The chapter on logging covers how to do this in more detail. p80211 Kernel errors in /var/log/messages usually point to an incorrectly configured SSID Nov 13 22:24:54 bigboy kernel: p80211knetdev_hard_start_xmit: Tx attempt prior to association.Chapter 10: Linux Wireless Networking 109 o If you fail to reload the driver modules you’ll get errors like these below in your /var/log/messages file. frame dropped. Jan 2 18:11:12 bigboy kernel: prism2sta_ifstate: hfa384x_drvr_start() failed. Jan 2 18:11:18 bigboy kernel: hfa384x_drvr_start: Initialize command failed.

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www. This page shows how to convert your Linux box into: .com =========================================== You can convert your Linux box into a firewall using the IPtables package.111 Chapter 11 Linux Firewalls Using iptables =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 11 Linux Firewalls Using iptables What Is iptables? Download And Install The Iptables Package How To Get iptables Started Packet Processing In iptables Iptables Packet Flow Diagram Processing For Packets Routed By The Firewall Packet Processing For Data Received By The Firewall Packet Processing For Data Sent By The Firewall Targets And Jumps Descriptions Of The Most Commonly Used Targets Important Iptables Command Switch Operations General Iptables Match Criteria Common TCP and UDP Match Criteria Common ICMP (Ping) Match Criteria Common Match Extensions Criteria Using User Defined Chains Sample iptables Scripts Basic Initialization Allowing DNS Access To Your Firewall Allowing WWW And SSH Access To Your Firewall Allowing Your Firewall To Access The Internet Allow Your Home Network To Access The Firewall Masquerading (Many to One NAT) Port Forwarding Type NAT Static NAT Logging & Troubleshooting © Peter Harrison.linuxhomenetworking.

.d/iptables restart To get iptables configured to start at boot: [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --level 345 iptables on Packet Processing In iptables All packets inspected by iptables pass through a sequence of built-in tables (queues) for processing. . the most popular firewall / NAT package running on Linux was ipchains.6a-2. If you need a refresher. Each of these queue is dedicated to a particular type of packet activity and is controlled by an associated packet transformation / filtering chain. The Netfilter organization decided to create a new product called iptables in order to rectify this shortcoming. the chapter on RPMs covers how to do this in detail. Download And Install The Iptables Package Most RedHat Linux software products are available in the RPM format.i386.0 is iptables-ipv6-1. web and DNS server.linuxhomenetworking. • A router that will use NAT and port forwarding to both protect your home network and have another web server on your home network while sharing the public IP address of your firewall What Is iptables? Originally.d/iptables start [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. the chart and graphic below describe the steps taken by iptables when a packet traverses the firewall. Don’t worry if this all seems confusing.rpm. iptables is considered a faster and more secure alternative.2.rpm Preparing. iptables has now become the default firewall package installed under RedHat Linux. Downloading and installing RPMs isn’t hard.com • A firewall while simultaneously being your home website's mail.2. For example.6a-2.d/iptables stop [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. there’ll be tables and examples of how the concepts are all interlinked.112 www. It had a number of limitations.i386. the primary one being that it ran as a separate program and not as part of the kernel. The latest version of the RPM for RedHat 8.. ########################################### [100%] 1:iptables ########################################### [100%] [root@bigboy tmp]# How To Get iptables Started You can start/stop/restart iptables after booting by using the following commands: [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. As a result of this. Install the package using the following command: [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh iptables-ipv6-1.

Chapter 11: Linux Firewalls Using iptables 113 Iptables Packet Flow Diagram .

linuxhomenetworking.114 www. (Rarely used) Destination network address translation (DNAT) N/A Determines whether the packet is destined to a local application or should be sent out another NIC interface Packet filtering: Packets destined for servers accessible by another NIC on the firewall.com Processing For Packets Routed By The Firewall Packet flow Intercepted by iptables chain (Queue) Packet transformation table associated with this queue PREROUTING Description of possible modifications by iptables using this transformation table Modification of the TCP packet quality of service bits. Source network address translation (SNAT) N/A Packet enters the NIC and is passed to iptables Mangle Nat PREROUTING Packet passed to the Linux routing engine N/A N/A Packet passed back to iptables Filter FORWARD Nat POSTROUTING Packet transmitted out the other NIC N/A N/A .

Chapter 11: Linux Firewalls Using iptables 115 Packet Processing For Data Received By The Firewall Packet flow Actions by Operating System Packet intercepted by iptables table (Queue) Packet transformation chain associated with this queue PREROUTING Description of possible modifications by iptables using this transformation table Modification of the TCP packet quality of service bits. The routing engine passes the packet to the target application via the iptables filter queue filter INPUT The application receives the packet from iptables then processes it. The packet is then passed from iptables to the Linux routing engine. . then nat queues mangle nat PREROUTING Destination network address translation (DNAT) Packet filtering: Packets destined for the firewall. (Rarely used) Packet destined for firewall Packet enters the NIC from remote server. The packet is intercepted by the iptables mangle.

nat and filter tables mangle OUTPUT Modification of the TCP packet quality of service bits.linuxhomenetworking.116 www. Source network address translation (SNAT) filter OUTPUT The packet is then passed to the Linux routing engine which forwards the packet out the correct NIC The packet is intercepted by the iptables nat table nat POSTROUTING Packet transmitted out a NIC . (Rarely used) nat OUTPUT Source network address translation (Rarely used) Packet filtering: Packets destined for other servers / devices.com Packet Processing For Data Sent By The Firewall Packet flow Actions by Operating System Packet intercepted by iptables table (Queue) Packet transformation chain associated with this queue Description of possible modifications by iptables using this transformation table The application sends data to a remote server Packet originating from firewall The packet is intercepted by iptables which then processes it in the mangle.

Chapter 11: Linux Firewalls Using iptables 117 Targets And Jumps You don't have to rely solely on the built-in chains provided by iptables. There are a number of built-in targets that most rules may use. the targets/jumps tell the rule what to do with a packet that matches the rule perfectly. Descriptions Of The Most Commonly Used Targets Target ACCEPT Description • iptables stops further processing. So in summary. the second will DROP it. Frequently used to tell why the logged packet was dropped REJECT --reject-with qualifier The qualifier tells what type of reject message is returned.rewriting the destination IP address of the --to-destination ipaddress Tells iptables what the destination IP . These can be accessed by making them the targets of "jumps" in the built-in chains. • Works like the DROP target. These include: icmp-port-unreachable (default) icmp-net-unreachable icmp-host-unreachable icmp-proto-unreachable icmp-net-prohibited icmp-host-prohibited tcp-reset echo-reply DNAT • Used to do Destination Network Address Translation. you can create your own chains. ie. it is common to have two similar rules in sequence. The first will LOG the packet. but will also return an error message to the host sending the packet that was blocked N/A Most common options DROP N/A LOG --log-prefix "string" Tells iptables to prefix all log messages with a user defined string. • The packet is handed over to the end application or the operating system for processing • iptables stops further processing. • The packet is blocked • The packet information is sent to the syslog daemon for logging • iptables continues processing with the next rule in the table • As you can't LOG and DROP at the same time.

. • Used to do Source Network Address Translation. ie.com Target packet SNAT Description Most common options address should be --to-source <address>[<address>][:<port>-<port>] Specifies the source IP address and ports to be used by SNAT.rewriting the source IP address of the packet • By default the source IP address is the same as that used by the firewall's interface MASQUERADE [--to-ports <port>[-<port>]] Specifies the range of source ports the original source port can be mapped to.118 www.rewriting the source IP address of the packet • The source IP address is user defined • Used to do Source Network Address Translation.linuxhomenetworking. ie.

1 .168.168.1 -p TCP -j ACCEPT In this example iptables is being configured to allow the firewall to accept TCP packets coming in on interface eth0 from any IP address destined for the firewall's IP address of 192. mangle Append rule to end of a chain Flush. icmp. then the filter table is assumed. udp. nat. tcp. Match "output" interface on which the packet exits -A -F -p <protocol-type> -s <ip-address> -d <ip-address> -i <interface-name> -o <interface-name> Example: iptables -A INPUT -s 0/0 -i eth0 -d 192. General Iptables Match Criteria iptables command Switch -t <table> Description If you don't specify a table.1. all Match source IP address Match destination IP address Match "input" interface on which the packet enters.Chapter 11: Linux Firewalls Using iptables 119 Important Iptables Command Switch Operations We’ll now explore how to use iptables command switches used to create your firewall. Types include. the possible built-in tables include: filter. Deletes all the rules in the selected table Match protocol. As discussed before.1.

1. The source port is in the range 1024 to 65535 and the destination port is port 80 (www/http) .58 -o eth1 -p TCP \ -sport 1024:65535 -dport 80 -j ACCEPT In this example iptables is being configured to allow the firewall to accept TCP packets to be routed when they enter on interface eth0 from any IP address destined for IP address of 192. not a new connection request --sport <port> TCP source port Can be a single value or a range in the format: starting-port:endingport Description switches used with -p udp Description --dport <port> --dport <port> TCP destination port Can be a single value or a range in the format: starting-port:endingport --syn Example: iptables -A FORWARD -s 0/0 -i eth0 -d 192.120 www.linuxhomenetworking.168.com Common TCP and UDP Match Criteria switches used with -p tcp --sport <port> TCP source port Can be a single value or a range in the format: start-portnumber:end-portnumber TCP destination port Can be a single value or a range in the format: starting-port:endingport Used to identify a new connection request ! --syn means.168.58 that is reachable via interface eth1.1.

port> --dport <port.Chapter 11: Linux Firewalls Using iptables 121 Common ICMP (Ping) Match Criteria Matches used with ---icmp-type --icmp-type <type> The most commonly used types are echo-reply and echo-request Description Example: iptables -A OUTPUT -p icmp --icmp-type echo-request -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type echo-reply -j ACCEPT In this example iptables is being configured to allow the firewall send ICMP echo-requests (pings) and in turn. Description --dport <port. Common Match Extensions Criteria TCP/UDP match extensions used with -m multiport --sport <port. port> A variety of TCP/UDP source ports separated by commas A variety of TCP/UDP destination ports separated by commas A variety of TCP/UDP ports separated by commas. port> . Source and destination ports are assumed to be the same. accept the expected ICMP echo-replies.

Example: iptables -A FORWARD -s 0/0 -i eth0 -d 192.58 to be accepted too.linuxhomenetworking.1.58 -i eth1 -p TCP \ -m state --state ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT This is an expansion on the previous example. The source port is in the range 1024 to 65535 and the destination ports are port 80 (www/http) and 443 (https).58 that is reachable via interface eth1. .168.1. it is sufficient to allow packets related to established connections using the -m state and --state ESTABLISHED options.168.1.com Match extensions used with -m state --state <state> Description The most frequently tested states are: ESTABLISHED The packet is part of a connection which has seen packets in both directions NEW The packet is the start of a new connection RELATED The packet is starting a new secondary connection. Here iptables is being configured to allow the firewall to accept TCP packets to be routed when they enter on interface eth0 from any IP address destined for IP address of 192.58 -o eth1 -p TCP \ -sport 1024:65535 -m multiport -dport 80.168.443 -j ACCEPT iptables -A FORWARD -d 0/0 -o eth0 -s 192. We are also allowing the return packets from 192.1. This is a common feature of protocols such as an FTP data transfer. Instead of stating the source and destination ports. or an ICMP error.168.122 www.

229.2 -j fast-output-queue iptables -A fast-input-queue -p icmp -j icmp-queue-in iptables -A fast-output-queue -p icmp -j icmp-queue-out iptables -A icmp-queue-out -p icmp --icmp-type echo-request \ -m state --state NEW -j ACCEPT iptables -A icmp-queue-in -p icmp --icmp-type echo-reply -j ACCEPT In this example we have six queues with the following characteristics to help assist in processing speed: Chain INPUT Description The regular built-in INPUT chain in iptables The regular built-in OUTPUT chain in iptables Input chain dedicated to specific protocols Output chain dedicated to specific protocols Output queue dedicated to ICMP Intput queue dedicated to ICMP OUTPUT fast-input-queue fast-output-queue icmp-queue-out icmp-queue-in . For example. In other words. it is possible to have a chain that determines the protocol type for the packet and then hands off the actual final processing to a protocol specific chain.110.110.2 -j fast-input-queue iptables -A OUTPUT -o eth0 -s 206. instead of having a single chain for all protocols. iptables can be configured to have user-defined chains.Chapter 11: Linux Firewalls Using iptables 123 Using User Defined Chains As stated in the introduction.229. This feature is frequently used to help streamline the processing of packets. Example: iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -d 206. you can replace a long chain with a main stubby chain pointing to multiple stubby chains thereby shortening the total length of all chains the packet has to pass through.

then they will not reach the the INPUT. The "filter" table's INPUT. • Outbound passive FTP access from the firewall There are also simpler code snippets in the Appendix for: • Inbound and outbound FTP connections to / from your firewall Basic Initialization It is a good policy. UDP and ICMP packets. Pay special attention to the logging example at the end. It shows you how to allow your firewall to: • Be used as a Linux Web / Mail / DNS server • Be the NAT router for your home network • Prevent various types of attacks using corrupted TCP.d/rc. in any iptables script you write. You then can use the Appendix to find a detailed script once you feel more confident.linuxhomenetworking. FORWARD and OUTPUT chains should DROP packets by default for the best security. This is because these tables are queried before the "filter" table.local file so that the firewall script is run every time you boot up. and if all packets that don't match the "nat" and "mangle" rules are DROP-ped. It should be a good guide to get you started. Additional ALLOW rules should be added to the end of this script snippet.com Sample iptables Scripts Here are some sample scripts you can use to get iptables working for you. This chapter also includes other snippets that will help you get basic functionality. FORWARD and OUTPUT chains and won't be processed. to initialize your chain and table settings with known values. It is best to invoke these from your /etc/rc. The "basic initialization" script snippet should also be included in all your scripts to ensure the correct initialization of your chains should you decide to restart your script after startup. it is not good policy to make your "nat" and "mangle" tables DROP packets by default. However. #!/bin/bash #--------------------------------------------------------------# Load modules for FTP connection tracking and NAT – You may need # them later #--------------------------------------------------------------modprobe ip_conntrack_ftp modprobe iptable_nat #--------------------------------------------------------------# Initialize all the chains by removing all the rules # tied to them #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables --flush iptables -t nat --flush .124 www.

Most home networks # / websites using a single DNS server won’t require TCP statements # #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A OUTPUT -p udp -o eth0 --dport 53 --sport 1024:65535 \ -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p udp -i eth0 --sport 53 --dport 1024:65535 \ -j ACCEPT .Interface eth0 is the internet interface # # Zone transfers use TCP and not UDP. the user defined # chains should be deleted. We'll recreate them in the next step #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables --delete-chain iptables -t nat --delete-chain iptables -t mangle --delete-chain #--------------------------------------------------------------# If a packet doesn't match one of the built in chains. #--------------------------------------------------------------# Allow outbound DNS queries from the FW and the replies too # # .Chapter 11: Linux Firewalls Using iptables 125 iptables -t mangle --flush #--------------------------------------------------------------# Now that the chains have been initialized. The following statements will apply not only for firewalls acting as DNS clients but also for firewalls working in a caching or regular DNS server role. then # The policy should be to drop it #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables --policy INPUT DROP iptables --policy OUTPUT DROP iptables --policy FORWARD DROP #--------------------------------------------------------------# The loopback interface should accept all traffic # Necessary for X-Windows and other socket based services #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT iptables -A OUTPUT -o lo -j ACCEPT Allowing DNS Access To Your Firewall You’ll almost certainly want your firewall to make DNS queries to the Internet.

RELATED \ -j ACCEPT #--------------------------------------------------------------# Allow port 80 (www) and 22 (SSH) connections to the firewall #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -i eth0 --dport 22 –sport 1024:65535 \ -m state –state NEW -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -i eth0 --dport 80 –sport 1024:65535 \ -m state –state NEW -j ACCEPT Allowing Your Firewall To Access The Internet The following iptables sample script allows a user on the firewall to use a web browser to surf the Internet.RELATED -i eth0 –p tcp \ .126 www.linuxhomenetworking.Interface eth0 is the internet interface #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A INPUT -j ACCEPT -m state --state ESTABLISHED. It isn't necessary to specify these ports for the return leg as outbound packets for all established connections are allowed. HTTPS is also used by RedHat Linux servers using up2date. Inbound packets destined for ports 80 and 22 are allowed thereby making the first steps in establishing a connection.com Allowing WWW And SSH Access To Your Firewall This sample snippet is for a web server that is managed remotely by its system administrator via secure shell (SSH) sessions. #--------------------------------------------------------------# Allow port 80 (www) and 443 (https) connections to the firewall #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A OUTPUT -j ACCEPT -m state --state NEW \ -o eth0 –p tcp -m multiport --dport 80. TCP port 80 is used for HTTP traffic and port 443 is used for HTTPS (secure HTTP frequently used for credit card transactions). Connections initiated by persons logged into the webserver will be denied as outbound NEW connection packets aren't allowed.Interface eth0 is the internet interface #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A OUTPUT -o eth0 -m state --state ESTABLISHED.443 --sport 1024:65535 #--------------------------------------------------------------# Allow previously established connections # . #--------------------------------------------------------------# Allow previously established connections # .

iptables will have to be configured to allow packets to flow between the two interfaces. This helps to protect the home network from persons trying to initiate connections from the Internet.168.1. eth1 is directly connected to a home network using IP addresses from the 192.168. This is done using the FORWARD chain of the "filter" table. #--------------------------------------------------------------# Allow all bidirectional traffic from your firewall to the # protected network # . Once masquerading has been achieved using the POSTROUTING chain of the "nat" table. types of connections and possibly even remote servers to have access to your firewall and home network. Further rules will be needed for the interface connected to the Internet to allow only specific ports. An example follows: . traffic from all devices on one or more protected networks will appear as if it originated from a single IP address on the Internet side of the firewall. Masquerading also depends on the Linux operating system being configured to support routing between the internet and private network interfaces of the firewall.Chapter 11: Linux Firewalls Using iptables 127 If you want all TCP traffic originating from the firewall to be accepted then you can remove the following section from the snippet above: -m multiport --dport 80. In other words. All traffic between this network and the firewall is simplistically assumed to be trusted and allowed.0/24 -o eth1 Masquerading (Many to One NAT) As explained in the Introduction to Networking chapter.168. packets related to NEW and ESTABLISHED connections will be allowed outbound to the Internet.1. masquerading is another word for what many call "many to one" NAT.1. while only packets related to ESTABLISHED connections will be allowed inbound.Interface eth1 is the private network interface #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A INPUT iptables -A OUTPUT -j ACCEPT -p all -s 192. More specifically.443 --sport 1024:65535 Allow Your Home Network To Access The Firewall In this example. This is done by enabling "IP forwarding" or routing by giving the file /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward the value "1" as opposed to the default disabled value of "0".0 network. iptables requires the iptables_nat module to be loaded with the "modprobe" command for the masquerade feature to work.0/24 -i eth1 -j ACCEPT -p all -d 192.

established and related connections # Allowed inbound : Established and related connections #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A FORWARD -t filter -i eth1 -m --state NEW. # Allowed outbound: New. Port forwarding is handled by the PREROUTING chain of the "nat" table.1.0/24 -d 0/0 \ -j MASQUERADE echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward #--------------------------------------------------------------# Prior to masquerading. the remote server’s IP address and the source/destination port of the traffic can be used to uniquely identify a traffic flow. An example follows: . this would include all NEW inbound connections from the Internet matching the port forwarding port plus all future packets related to the ESTABLISHED connection in both directions.RELATED state \ -j ACCEPT state \ -j ACCEPT Note: If you configure your firewall to do masquerading.ESTABLISHED.com #--------------------------------------------------------------# Load the NAT module #--------------------------------------------------------------modprobe iptable_nat #--------------------------------------------------------------# Allow masquerading # Enable routing by modifying the ip_forward /proc filesystem file # .168. Routing too will have to be allowed in iptables with the FORWARD chain.RELATED iptables -A FORWARD -t filter -i eth0 -m --state ESTABLISHED.Interface eth1 is the private network interface #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A POSTROUTING -t nat -o eth0 -s 192. the packets are routed via the filter # table's FORWARD chain.Interface eth0 is the internet interface # . Port Forwarding Type NAT (DHCP DSL) In many cases home users may get a single DHCP public IP address from their ISP. Here the combination of the firewall's single IP address.linuxhomenetworking. If their Linux firewall is their interface to the Internet and they want to host a website on one of the NAT protected home servers then they will have to use the “port forwarding” technique. the iptables_nat module will have to be loaded and routing enabled for port forwarding to work.128 www. All traffic that matches a particular combination of these factors may then be forwarded to a single server on the private network. As in masquerading. then if should be the used as the default gateway for all your servers on the network.

#--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A FORWARD -p tcp -i eth0 -o eth1 -d 192.Interface eth0 is the internet interface # .200 \ --dport 8080 --sport 1024:65535 -m state --state NEW -j ACCEPT iptables -A FORWARD -t filter -i eth1 -m state \ --state NEW.168.Interface eth1 is the private network interface #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp -i eth0 -d $external_ip \ --dport 80 --sport 1024:65535 -j DNAT --to 192.Chapter 11: Linux Firewalls Using iptables 129 #--------------------------------------------------------------# Load the NAT module #--------------------------------------------------------------modprobe iptable_nat #--------------------------------------------------------------# Get the IP address of the Internet interface eth0 (linux only) # # You'll have to use a different expression to get the IP address # for other operating systems which have a different ifconfig output # or enter the IP address manually in the PREROUTING statement # # This is best when your firewall gets its IP address using DHCP.1.RELATED -j ACCEPT iptables -A FORWARD -t filter -i eth0 -m state \ --state ESTABLISHED. the packets are routed via the filter table's # FORWARD chain. # The external IP address could just be hard coded (“typed in # normally”) #--------------------------------------------------------------external_int="eth0" external_ip="`ifconfig $external_int | grep 'inet addr' | \ awk '{print $2}' | sed -e 's/. # Connections on port 80 to the target machine on the private # network must be allowed.RELATED -j ACCEPT .200:8080 echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward #--------------------------------------------------------------# After DNAT.168.200 # # Enable routing by modifying the ip_forward /proc filesystem file # .1.ESTABLISHED.*://'`" #--------------------------------------------------------------# Allow port forwarding for traffic destined to port 80 of the # firewall’s IP address to be forwarded to port 8080 on server # 192.168.1.

all traffic to a particular public IP address.168.158.100 \ . MASQUERADE isn't recommended to be used as it will force masquerading as the IP address of the primary interface and not any of the alias IP addresses it may have.168.158.168.1.0/24 \ -j SNAT -o eth1 --to-source 97. only connections on ports 80.253.29 # # . As the firewall has more than one IP address.253. is NAT-ted to a single server on the protected subnet. SNAT is therefore used to specify the alias IP address to be used for connections initiated by all other servers in the protected net.102 iptables -A POSTROUTING -s 192.253.253.1.168.27 Anywhere 192.29 iptables -A FORWARD -p tcp -i eth0 -o eth1 -d 192.101 nat -A PREROUTING -d 97.168.100 nat -A PREROUTING -d 97.100 # 97.linuxhomenetworking.158.1.158.168.28 Anywhere 192.27 -i eth0 \ DNAT --to-destination 192.1.28 -i eth0 \ DNAT --to-destination 192.168.102 # # SNAT is used to NAT all other outbound connections initiated # from the protected network to appear to come from # IP address 97.158.26 Anywhere 192.com Static NAT In this example.Interface eth0 is the internet interface # .1.158.253.1.253.Interface eth1 is the private network interface #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -t -j iptables -t -j iptables -t -j nat -A PREROUTING -d 97.158.1.100 to 102).253.26 -i eth0 \ DNAT --to-destination 192.101 # 97.1.168. Note that though the "nat" table NATs all traffic to the target servers (192. not just to a particular port.253.168. #--------------------------------------------------------------# Load the NAT module #--------------------------------------------------------------modprobe iptable_nat #--------------------------------------------------------------# Enable routing by modifying the ip_forward /proc filesystem file #--------------------------------------------------------------echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward #--------------------------------------------------------------# NAT ALL traffic: # # TO: FROM: MAP TO SERVER: # 97.130 www.158.1.443 and 22 are allowed through by the FORWARD chain.

102 \ -m multiport --dport 80. you’ll find yourself logging both desired and unwanted traffic with no way of discerning between the two as by default iptables doesn’t state why the packet was logged in its log message.443. #--------------------------------------------------------------# Log and drop all other packets to file /var/log/messages # Without this we could be crawling around in the dark #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A OUTPUT -j LOG iptables -A OUTPUT -j LOG iptables -A FORWARD -j LOG iptables -A INPUT -j DROP iptables -A INPUT -j DROP iptables -A FORWARD -j DROP Here are some examples of the output of this file: Firewall denying replies to DNS queries (UDP port 53) destined to server 192.443.Chapter 11: Linux Firewalls Using iptables 131 -m multiport --dport 80.1.168.RELATED -j ACCEPT iptables -A FORWARD -t filter -i eth0 -m state \ --state ESTABLISHED.443.22 --sport 1024:65535 \ -m state --state NEW -j ACCEPT iptables -A FORWARD -t filter -i eth1 -m state \ --state NEW. If you don’t.RELATED -j ACCEPT Logging & Troubleshooting You track packets passing through the iptables list of rules using the LOG target.168. You should be aware that the LOG target: o o will log all traffic that matches the iptables rule in which it is located.ESTABLISHED.102 on the home network. automatically writes an entry to the /var/log/messages file and then executes the next rule. This example logs a summary of failed packets to the file /var/log/messages.101 \ -m multiport --dport 80.22 --sport 1024:65535 \ -m state --state NEW -j ACCEPT iptables -A FORWARD -p tcp -i eth0 -o eth1 -d 192. You can use the contents of this file to determine what TCP/UDP ports you need to open to provide access to specific traffic that is currently stopped.1. Therefore if you want to log only unwanted traffic then you have to add a matching rule with a DROP target immediately after the LOG rule. o .168.22 --sport 1024:65535 \ -m state --state NEW -j ACCEPT iptables -A FORWARD -p tcp -i eth0 -o eth1 -d 192.1.

Basic NAT testing will require you to ask a friend to try to connect to your home network from the Internet. then follow the steps in the Network Troubleshooting chapter to determine whether the data is reaching your firewall at all.81. FORWARD and NAT related statements. and if it is not.113 LEN=76 TOS=0x10 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=123 DPT=123 LEN=56 Note: The traffic in all these examples isn’t destined for the firewall. OUTPUT.168.1. If the firewall’s IP address is involved.102 DST=207. you won’t be able to access the public NAT IP addresses from servers on your home network.255 LEN=241 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=138 DPT=138 LEN=221 o Firewall denying Network Time Protocol (NTP UDP port 123) Feb 23 20:58:48 bigboy kernel: IN= OUT=wlan0 SRC=192.168.200.102 LEN=220 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=54 ID=30485 PROTO=UDP SPT=53 DPT=32820 LEN=200 o Firewall denying Windows NetBIOS traffic (UDP port 138) Feb 23 20:43:08 bigboy kernel: IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:06:25:09:6a:b5:08:00 SRC=192. Therefore you should check your INPUT. OUTPUT statements If nothing shows up in the logs.168.linuxhomenetworking.42.1.132 www.1. the location your network that could be causing the problem.93.30 DST=192.100 DST=192.168. Troubleshooting NAT: As a general rule.1.com Feb 23 20:33:50 bigboy kernel: IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC=00:06:25:09:69:80:00:a0:c5:e1:3e:88:08:00 SRC=192. then you should focus on the INPUT. You can then use the logging output in /var/log/messages to make sure that: o o the translations are occurring correctly and iptables isn’t dropping the packets after translation occurs .

com =========================================== Xinetd is a program used to start and stop a variety of Linux data communication applications. need to be installed afterwards. www. TFTP and XINETD =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 12 Telnet.d directory. The configuration files for each of the network programs xinetd controls are located in the /etc/xinetd. others such as TFTP.linuxhomenetworking. If you are logged into your Linux box via Telnet and then restart xinetd you will disconnect your self from your Linux server as Telnet would be restarted too. .133 Chapter 12 Telnet. Some of these applications. Xinetd is pre-installed in newer RedHat versions and is configured to startup automatically at boot time. such as Telnet. [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. Once you have edited the configuration files you’ll have to restart xinetd to make the configurations take effect. TFTP and XINETD Telnet TFTP © Peter Harrison.d/xinetd restart Stopping xinetd: [ OK ] Starting xinetd: [ OK ] [root@bigboy tmp]# Remember that you will also be restarting all the other xinetd controlled processes. are installed by default in RedHat Linux.

168. Connected to 192.0 0. Here is an example of someone logging into a remote server named "smallfry" from server "bigboy".0.0 255..1.255. You enter the word "telnet" and then the IP address or server name to which you want to connect. The command to do remote logins via telnet from the command line is simple.255 255.168.0 0.18-14 (smallfry.0.0. Escape character is '^]'.0.linuxhomenetworking.1. A more secure method for remote logins would be via Secure Shell (SSH) which uses varying degrees of encryption.255.134 www.0.0 0.0 192.com Telnet What is Telnet? Telnet is a program that allows users to log into your server and get a command prompt just as if they were logged into the VGA console..0. 05 January 2003) Login: peter Password: Last login: Fri Nov 22 23:29:44 on ttyS0 You have new mail.1 Genmask 255.168.105.0.0.1.0.1.255.0.0.255.0. One of the disadvantages of Telnet is that the data is sent as clear text.255 192. Telnet is installed and enabled by default on RedHat Linux.0.168. This means that it is possible for someone to use a network analyzer to peek into your data packets and see your username and password.1.my-site.0 Flags UH U U UG MSS 40 40 40 40 Window 0 0 0 0 irtt 0 0 0 0 Iface wlan0 wlan0 lo wlan0 [peter@smallfry peter]$ exit logout Connection closed by foreign host.4.105.com) (10:35 on Sunday.105 Trying 192.0 0. [root@bigboy root]# telnet 192.255. The user looks at the routing table and then logs out.168.0 Gateway 0.0 127.255. Linux 2.0. [peter@smallfry peter]$ [peter@smallfry peter]$ netstat -nr Kernel IP routing table Destination 255. [root@bigboy root]# .

d/xinetd restart Stopping xinetd: [ OK ] Starting xinetd: [ OK ] [root@bigboy tmp]# TFTP What is TFTP? Cisco and other networking equipment manufacturers allow you to backup live configurations from routers and switches to workstations via the TFTP protocol. it uses \ # unencrypted username/password pairs for authentication. configurations can be loaded from the server to the network device.telnetd log_on_failure += USERID disable = yes } You'll then have to restart xinetd for the new settings to take effect. The reverse is also true. # default: on # description: The telnet server serves telnet sessions. A common use of this reverse TFTP is the application of access control lists (ACLs) and even passwords from a centralized file. You can test whether the Telnet process is running with the following command which is used to check the TCP/UDP ports on which your server is listening: [root@bigboy root]# netstat -a | grep telnet tcp 0 0 *:telnet *:* [root@bigboy root]# LISTEN If you want to disable Telnet then edit the file /etc/xinetd.Chapter 12: Telnet. . service telnet { flags = REUSE socket_type = stream wait = no user = root server = /usr/sbin/in. TFTP and XINETD 135 Setting Up A Telnet Server By default Telnet is installed enabled on RedHat Linux. A remotely stored configuration file is always good to have.d/telnet and set the disable parameter to "yes". [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.

d/tftp and set disable to "no".29-3.136 www. the chapter on RPMs covers how to do this in detail.1 server = /usr/sbin/in. Here are the steps to setting up the software: Install the package using the following command: [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh tftp-server-0.29-3.1. You can extend this list with commas in between or just comment it out al together for global access. service tftp { socket_type = dgram protocol = udp wait = yes user = root only_from = 192.i386.linuxhomenetworking.1. # default: off # description: The tftp server serves files using the trivial # file transfer \ # protocol.0 is tftp-server0. xinetd will only allow the TFTP server to accept connections from the router / switch / firewall with an address of 192.com Setting up a TFTP server Most RedHat Linux software products are available in the RPM format.1. \ # and to start the installation process for some operating systems. Downloading and installing RPMs isn’t hard. download configuration files to # network-aware printers.168.d/xinetd restart Stopping xinetd: [ OK ] Starting xinetd: [ OK ] [root@bigboy tmp]# o o . The latest TFTP server version of the RPM for RedHat 8. Create a /tftpboot directory with global read write privileges [root@bigboy tmp]# chmod 777 /tftpboot o Restart xinetd [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.tftpd server_args = -s /tftpboot disable = no per_source = 11 cps = 100 2 } In this example. If you need a refresher.rpm o Edit the file /etc/xinetd. The tftp protocol is often used to boot diskless \ # workstations.168.

Cryptochecksum: 3af43873 d35d6f06 51f8c999 180c2342 [OK] pixfw# • Save the configuration to the TFTP server pixfw# write network Building configuration. get into enable mode and then enter the TFTP commands pixfw> enable Password: ******** pixfw# configure terminal pixfw(config)# tftp-server inside 192.100 /pixfw-config pixfw(config)# exit • Save the configuration to non volatile memory pixfw# write memory Building configuration... Use 'write network all' to show both default and non-default . The following examples assume that the TFTP server's IP address is 192. Here's an example of what to do for a SOHO firewall with the name "pixfw" and a configuration filename that matches cisco's standard naming scheme of "devicename"-config [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy total 1631 -rw-rw-rw.168.100 Cisco PIX firewall • Log onto the device.1.1 [root@bigboy tmp]# touch /tftpboot/pixfw-config tmp]# chmod 666 /tftpboot/pixfw-config tmp]# ll /tftpboot/ root root 3011 Oct 29 14:09 pixfw-config tmp]# Configuring Cisco Devices for TFTP You'll now have to configure your Cisco router / firewall to use the TFTP server. get into enable mode and then enter the TFTP commands ciscoswitch> (enable) wr net This command shows non-default configurations only. TFTP and XINETD 137 o Each device must have a configuration file in the /tftpboot directory..Chapter 12: Telnet..1.168.168. TFTP write '/pixfw-config' at 192.1.100 on interface 1 [OK] pixfw# Cisco Switch Running CATOS • Log onto the device.

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configurations. IP address or name of remote host? [192.168.1.100] Name of configuration file?[ciscoswitch-config] Upload configuration to ciscoswitch-config on 192.168.1.100 (y/n) [n]? y ......... Finished network upload. (30907 bytes) ciscoswitch> (enable)

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• Log onto the device, get into enable mode, then configure mode and then enter the TFTP commands ciscorouter> enable ciscorouter#write net Remote host [192.168.1.100]? 192.168.1.100 Name of configuration file to write [ciscorouter-config]? ciscorouter-config Write file ciscorouter-config on host 192.168.1.100? [confirm] y ciscorouter# exit

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Log onto the device and then enter the tftp commands ciscocss# copy running-config tftp 192.168.1.100 ciscocss-config Working..(\) 100% Connecting (/) Completed successfully. ciscocss# exit

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• Log onto the device, get into enable mode, then configure mode and then enter the TFTP commands ciscold> ena Password: ciscold# write net 192.168.1.100 ciscold-config Building configuration... writing configuration to //ciscold-config on 192.168.1.100:69 ... [OK] ciscold# exit

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One of the benefits of having a TFTP server is that you can save your configuration files on a remote server's hard disk. This can be very useful in the event of a router failure after which you need to reconfigure the device from scratch. One of the simplest ways of doing this using TFTP is to: o o o o o Connect your router to the local network of the TFTP server Give your router the bare minimum configuration that allows it to ping your TFTP server. (No access controls or routing protocols) Use the copy command to copy the backup configuration from the TFTP server to your startup configuration in NVRAM. Disconnect the router from the network Reload the router without saving the live running configuration to overwrite the startup configuration. On rebooting, the router will copy the startup configuration stored in NVRAM into a clean running configuration environment Log into the router via the console and verify the configuration is OK Reconnect the router to the networks on which it was originally connected

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Linux FTP Server Setup
FTP Overview Problems With FTP And Firewalls How To Download And Install The VSFTP Package How To Get VSFTP Started Testing To See If VSFTP Is Running What Is Anonymous FTP? The /etc/vsftpd.conf File FTP Security Issues Example #1: © Peter Harrison, www.linuxhomenetworking.com ===========================================

This chapter will show you how to convert your Linux box into an FTP server using the VSFTP package.
The RedHat software download site runs on VSFTP.

FTP Overview
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a common method of copying files between computer systems. Two TCP ports are used to do this:

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FTP Control Channel - TCP Port 21
All commands you send and the ftp server's responses to those commands will go over the control connection, but any data sent back (such as "ls" directory lists or actual file data in either direction) will go over the data connection.

FTP Data Channel - TCP Port 20
Used for all data sent between the client and server.

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Active FTP works as follows: o o Your client connects to the FTP server by establishing an FTP control connection to port 21 of the server. Your commands such as 'ls' and 'get' are sent over this connection. Whenever the client requests data over the control connection, the server initiates data transfer connections back to the client. The source port of these data transfer connections is always port 20 on the server, and the destination port is a high port on the client. Thus the 'ls' listing that you asked for comes back over the "port 20 to high port connection", not the port 21 control connection. FTP active mode data transfer therefore does this in a counter intuitive way to the TCP standard as it selects port 20 as it's source port (not a random high port > 1024) and connects back to the client on a random high port that has been pre-negotiated on the port 21 control connection.

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Passive FTP works as follows: o o Your client connects to the FTP server by establishing a FTP control connection to port 21 of the server. Your commands such as 'ls' and 'get' are sent over that connection. Whenever the client requests data over the control connection, the client initiates the data transfer connections to the server. The source port of these data transfer connections is always a high port on the client with a destination port of a high port on the server. Passive FTP should be viewed as the server never making an active attempt to connect to the client for FTP data transfers. Passive FTP works better for clients protected by a firewall as the client always initiates the required connections.

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FTP frequently fails when the data has to pass through a firewall as FTP uses a wide range of unpredictable TCP ports and firewalls are designed to limit data flows to predictable TCP ports. There are ways to overcome this as explained in the following sections. The Appendix has examples of how to configure the iptables Linux filewall to function with both active and passive FTP.

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Typically firewalls don't let any incoming connections at all, this will frequently cause active FTP not to function. This type of FTP failure has the following symptoms: o The active ftp connection appears to work when the client initiates an outbound connection to the server on port 21. The connection appears to hang as soon as you do an "ls" or a "dir" or a "get". This is because the firewall is blocking the return connection from the server to the client. (From port 20 on the server to a high port on the client)

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Here are the general firewall rules you'll need to allow FTP clients through a firewall:

FTP server failure due to firewalls in which the active ftp connection from the client doesn't appear to work at all Solutions Here are the general firewall rules you'll need to allow FTP severs through a firewall .linuxhomenetworking.144 www. ** in some cases. not just a specific client server or network. This rule may not be necessary in all cases.com Client Protected by Firewall . you may want to allow all Internet users to have access. Server Protected By A Firewall Problem o Typically firewalls don't let any connections come in at all.Required Rules for FTP Method Source Address Source Port Destination Address Destination Port Connection Type Allow outgoing control connections to server Control Channel FTP client/ network FTP server** High FTP server** 21 New 21 FTP client/ network High Established* Allow the client to establish data channels to remote server Active FTP FTP server** 20 FTP client /network FTP server** High New FTP client/ network Passive FTP FTP client/ network FTP server** High 20 Established* High FTP server** High New High FTP client/ network High Established* *Many home based firewall/routers automatically allow traffic for already established connections.

rpm Downloading and installing RPMs isn’t hard. In version 8. you may want to allow all Internet users to have access. ** in some cases. • Now download the file to a directory such as /tmp and install it using the “rpm” command: . This rule may not be necessary in all cases. the RPM chapter covers how to do this in detail. RedHat software is installed using RPM packages.Required Rules for FTP Method Source Address Source Port Destination Address Destination Port Connection Type Allow incoming control connections to server Control Channel FTP client/ network** FTP server High FTP server 21 New 21 FTP client/ network** High Established* Allow server to establish data channel to remote client Active FTP FTP server 20 FTP client/network** FTP server High New FTP client/ network** Passive FTP FTP client/ network** FTP server High 20 Established* High FTP server High New High FTP client/ network** High Established* *Many home based firewall/routers automatically allow traffic for already established connections.0 of the operating system. If you need a refresher. How To Download And Install The VSFTP Package • As explained previously.Chapter 13: Linux FTP Server Setup 145 Server Protected by Firewall .0-1.i386.1. not just a specific client server or network. the VSFTP RPM file is named: vsftpd-1.

d directory. set “disable” to “yes” and restart xinetd.d/xinetd restart Stopping xinetd: [ OK ] Starting xinetd: [ OK ] [root@aqua tmp]# Naturally. The example below shows the expected output.d/vsftpd file.d/vsftpd. VSFTP is deactivated by default. service ftp { disable = no socket_type = stream wait = no user = root server = /usr/sbin/vsftpd nice = 10 } You will then have to restart xinetd for these changes to take effect using the startup script in the /etc/init. [root@bigboy root]# netstat -a | grep ftp tcp 0 0 *:ftp [root@bigboy root]# *:* LISTEN .146 www.1. The disable feature must be set to "no" to accept connections.. so you’ll have to edit this file to start the program. to disable VSFTP once again.rpm ########################################### [100%] ########################################### [100%] tmp]# How To Get VSFTP Started The starting and stopping of VSFTP is controlled by xinetd via the /etc/xinetd. Make sure the contents look like this.linuxhomenetworking. Testing To See If VSFTP Is Running You can always test whether the VSFTP process is running by using the netstat –a command which lists all the TCP and UDP ports on which the server is listening for traffic. there would be no output at all if VSFTP wasn’t running. 1:vsftpd [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh vsftpd-1. you’ll have to edit /etc/xinetd.com [root@bigboy Preparing.i386.0-1. [root@aqua tmp]# /etc/init..

.. Also. Unlike regular FTP where you login with a userspecific username.. VSFTP can be configured to support user based and or anonymous FTP in its configuration file. Unless you want any remote user to log into to your default FTP directory. using anonymous FTP as a remote user is fairly straight forward. # Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create # new directories.log log file. # (Needed even if you want local users to be able to upload files) write_enable=YES . ... # Uncomment to allow the anonymous FTP user to upload files.. By default. you’ll automatically have access to only the default anonymous FTP directory /var/ftp and all its subdirectories. . you will # obviously need to create a directory writable by the FTP user. local_enable=YES . Also by default. #anon_upload_enable=YES .. # Uncomment this to allow local users to log in. VSFTP runs as an anonymous FTP server.. I would suggest turning this off. anonymous FTP only requires a username of "anonymous" and your email address for the password. VSFTP doesn't allow remote users to create directories on your FTP server and it logs FTP access to the /var/log/vsftpd. not uploads from them. Once logged in to a VSFTP server.. # Allow anonymous FTP? anonymous_enable=YES . . so you’ll have to restart xinetd each time you edit the file in order for the changes to take effect.conf configuration file when it starts. This file uses a number of default settings you need to know. The /etc/vsftpd.. Common uses include downloading software updates and MP3s to uploading diagnostic information for a technical support engineer’s attention.. # Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.. Remove/add the "#" at the beginning of the line to "activate/deactivate" the feature on each line. As seen in the chapter on RPMs. The configuration file is fairly straight forward as you can see in the snippet below..conf File VSFTP only reads the contents of its /etc/vsftpd..Chapter 13: Linux FTP Server Setup 147 What Is Anonymous FTP? Anonymous FTP is used by web sites that need to exchange files with numerous unknown remote users.. This only # has an effect if global write enable is activated. The configuration file’s anonymous_enable instruction can be commented out using a “#” to disable this feature. ... By default VSFTP only allows anonymous FTP downloads to remote users.

Secure Copy (SCP) provides encryption and could be considered as an alternative to FTP for trusted users.conf to make it harder for malicious users to determine the type of system you have... # You may override where the log file goes if you like. Here are the commands to do this: [root@bigboy tmp]# mkdir /var/ftp/pub/upload [root@bigboy tmp]# chmod 733 /var/ftp/pub/upload FTP Greeting Banner Change the default greeting banner in /etc/vsftpd.linuxhomenetworking.. a feature that FTP does.. #xferlog_file=/var/log/vsftpd. # The default is shown# below. but not access other files uploaded by other users. Anonymous Upload If you want remote users to write data to your FTP server then it is recommended you create a write-only directory within /var/ftp/pub. ftpd_banner= New Banner Here Using SCP As Secure Alternative To FTP One of the disadvantages of FTP is that it does not encrypt your username and password..148 www. Do not delete entries from the default list.. # Activate logging of uploads/downloads. This will allow your users to upload.. it is best to add..com #anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES . . This could make your user account vulnerable to an unauthorized attack from a person eavesdropping on the network connection.ftpusers File For added security you may restrict FTP access to certain users by adding them to the list of users in this file.log FTP Security Issues The /etc/vsftpd. . xferlog_enable=YES . . SCP however does not support anonymous services.

anonymous FTP is not desired.d/vsftp and set the disable value to "no". Here are the steps: Enable FTP. and make their default directory /home/ftp-docs [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy o tmp]# tmp]# tmp]# tmp]# tmp]# tmp]# tmp]# tmp]# useradd -g ftp-users useradd -g ftp-users useradd -g ftp-users useradd -g ftp-users passwd user1 passwd user2 passwd user3 passwd user4 -d -d -d -d /home/ftp-docs /home/ftp-docs /home/ftp-docs /home/ftp-docs user1 user2 user3 user4 Copy files to be downloaded by your users into the /home/ftp-docs directory . Disable anonymous FTP.conf file like this: # Uncomment this to allow local users to log in. [root@bigboy tmp]# chmod 750 /home/ftp-docs [root@bigboy tmp]# chown root:ftp-users /home/ftp-docs o Add users. but a group of trusted users need to have read only access to a directory for downloading files. [root@bigboy tmp]# groupadd ftp-users [root@bigboy tmp]# mkdir /home/ftp-docs o Make the directory accessible to the ftp-users group.conf file like this: o o # Allow anonymous FTP? # anonymous_enable=YES o Enable individual logins by making sure you have the local_enable line uncommented in the /etc/vsftpd. Comment out the anonymous_enable line in the /etc/vsftpd.Chapter 13: Linux FTP Server Setup 149 Example #1: FTP Users With Only Read Access To A Shared Directory In this example. Edit the /etc/xinetd. local_enable=YES o Create a user group and shared directory. In this case we’ll use "/home/ftp-users" and a user group name of "ftp-users” for the remote users.

181. we can't do an upload transfer of "testfile" to bigboy.150 www. Password: 230 Login successful. 220 ready. If you absolutely don't want any FTP users to be able to write to any directory then you should comment out the write_enable line in your /etc/vsftpd.0: beat me.168.100:root): user1 331 Please specify the password.1 root root 0 Jan 4 09:08 testfile [root@smallfry tmp]# o Connect to bigboy via FTP [root@smallfry tmp]# ftp 192.168. ftp> put testfile local: testfile remote: testfile 227 Entering Passive Mode (192.168.d/xinetd restart Stopping xinetd: [ OK ] Starting xinetd: [ OK ] [root@bigboy tmp]# Sample Login Session To Test Funtionality o Check for the presence of a test file on the ftp client server.1.com o Change the permissions of the files in the /home/ftp-docs directory for read only access by the group [root@bigboy tmp]# chown root:ftp-users /home/ftp-docs/* [root@bigboy tmp]# chmod 740 /home/ftp-docs/* Users should now be able to log in via ftp to the server using their new user names and passwords.1. ftp> o As expected. break me) Name (192.210) 553 Could not create file.100.100 Connected to 192. [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.linuxhomenetworking.1.1. Remote system type is UNIX.168. [root@smallfry tmp]# ll total 1 -rw-r--r-.100 (192.1.1.100). ftp> o We can view and download a copy of the VSFTP RPM .conf file like this: #write_enable=YES o Restart vsftp for the configuration file changes to take effect.168. dude (vsFTPd 1. Have fun. Using binary mode to transfer files.

break me) Name (192.tmp remote: vsftpd-1. 226 File send OK. 220 ready.0: beat me.i386.100).1.0-1.0-1.i386.1.499 secs (1.0-1. [root@smallfry tmp]# ftp 192. 76288 bytes received in 0. Login failed.tmp local: vsftpd-1.168.rpm.35.1.rpm 226 Directory send OK. ftp> quit 221 Goodbye.1.44.1.1.173) 150 Here comes the directory listing.Chapter 13: Linux FTP Server Setup 151 ftp> ls 227 Entering Passive Mode (192.i386. Password: 530 Login incorrect.i386. ftp> get vsftpd-1. [root@smallfry tmp]# .100.168.rpm vsftpd-1. we can't do anonymous ftp.0-1.168.168.i386.100.1.0-1.1.rpm 227 Entering Passive Mode (192.168.1 0 502 76288 Jan 04 17:06 vsftpd-1.100:root): anonymous 331 Please specify the password. dude (vsFTPd 1.156) 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for vsftpd-1. [root@smallfry tmp]# o As expected.0-1.1.1.rpm (76288 bytes).rpm. -rwxr----.1.1.5e+02 Kbytes/sec) ftp> exit 221 Goodbye.i386.100 Connected to 192.168.100 (192.1.

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0.0 #ListenAddress :: If you are afraid of people trying to hack in on a well known TCP port.com RedHat Linux comes standard with Secure Shell (SSH) installed. using the "netstat" command and using "grep" to filter out everything that doesn't have the string "435". Testing To See If SSH Is Running You can test whether the SSH process is running with the following command. See the configuration snippet below: # # # # The strategy used for options in the default sshd_config shipped with OpenSSH is to specify options with their default value where possible. Uncommented options change a default value. see the references in the bibliography.d/sshd stop [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. • You can get SSH configured to start at boot by using the chkconfig command. #Port 22 #Protocol 2.linuxhomenetworking. By default SSH listens on all your NICs and uses TCP port 22. such as port 435 • First make sure your system isn't listening on port 435. [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --level 35 sshd on • You can also start/stop/restart SSH after booting by running the sshd initialization script. You should get a response of plain old process ID numbers: [root@bigboy tmp]# pgrep sshd The etc/ssh/sshd_config File The SSH configuration file is called /etc/ssh/sshd_config. This provides an encrypted data stream for you to use when you log in from one machine to another. but leave them commented. When logging in from another Linux/UNIX machine you use the "ssh" command.1 #ListenAddress 0. [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.d/sshd restart Remember to restart the SSH process every time you make a change to the configuration files for the changes to take effect on the running process.d/sshd start [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. There are GUI based SSH clients available for Windows. then you can change port 22 to something else that won't interfere with other applications on your system.0.154 www. .

Chapter 14: Secure Remote Logins And File Copying 155 [root@bigboy root]# netstat -an | grep 435 [root@bigboy root]# • No response. pick another port and try again. Port 435 • Restart SSH [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. To login from another Linux box use the "ssh" command with a "-l" to specify the username you wish to login as.0. your username will not change.0.100:435 0. If port 435 is being used. User “root” Logs In To smallfry As User “root” [root@bigboy tmp]# ssh smallfry User “root” Logs In To smallfry As User “peter” Using default port 22 [root@bigboy tmp]# ssh -l peter smallfry Using port 435 [root@bigboy tmp]# ssh -l peter -p 435 smallfry What You Should Expect To See When You Log In The first time you log in.1. Here are some examples for a server named “smallfry” in your /etc/hosts file. OK.d/sshd restart • Check to ensure SSH is running on the new port [root@bigboy root]# netstat -an | grep 435 tcp 0 0 192. Change the Port line in /etc/ssh/sshd_config to mention 435 and remove the "#" at the beginning of the line. Something like this: .168. If you leave out the "-l".0:* [root@bigboy root]# LISTEN Using SSH To Login To A Remote Machine Using SSH is similar to Telnet. you will get a warning message saying that the remote host doesn't know about your machine.

it uses \ # unencrypted username/password pairs for authentication. It is !! highly advisable to turn StrictHostKeyChecking to "yes" and !! manually copy host keys to known_hosts.d/xinetd restart Stopping xinetd: [ OK ] Starting xinetd: [ OK ] [root@bigboy tmp]# . The Telnet server is controlled by the xinetd network security program. !! If host key is new or changed. Xinetd is installed by default in RedHat 7.com [root@bigboy tmp]# ssh smallfry Host key not found from the list of known hosts.d/telnet and set the disable parameter to "yes".linuxhomenetworking. which makes it relativily easy to !! hijack the connection without the attack being detected.98 No mail.telnetd log_on_failure += USERID disable = yes } Now restart xinetd.156 www.1.168. The configuration files for each of the network programs it controls is located in the /etc/xinetd. ssh1 protocol is vulnerable to an !! attack known as false-split. # default: on # description: The telnet server serves telnet sessions. [root@smallfry tmp]# Deactivating Telnet once SSH is installed Now you need to switch off Telnet. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes Host 'smallfry' added to the list of known hosts.3 and newer. Edit the file /etc/xinetd. service telnet { flags = REUSE socket_type = stream wait = no user = root server = /usr/sbin/in. [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.d directory. root@smallfry's password: Last login: Thu Nov 14 10:18:45 2002 from 192.

103:/tmp .vse.168. Copying Files To The Local Linux Box Command Format: scp username@address:remotefile localdir Example: Copy file /tmp/software. There is a windows scp client called WinSCP which can be downloaded at: http://winscp.Chapter 14: Secure Remote Logins And File Copying 157 Using SCP as a more secure replacement for FTP From a networking perspective.rpm on the remote machine to the local directory /usr/rpm [root@bigboy tmp]# scp root@smallfry:/tmp/software. SCP doesn't support anonymous downloads like FTP.1. More secure forms such as SFTP (Secure FTP) and SCP (Secure Copy) are available as a part of the Secure Shell package that is normally installed by default on RedHat.rpm /usr/rpm Copying Files To The Remote Linux Box Command Format: scp filename username@address:remotedir Example: Copy file /etc/hosts on the local machine to directory /tmp on the remote server. FTP isn't very secure as usernames. passwords and data are sent across the network unencrypted. [root@bigboy tmp]# scp /etc/hosts root@192.cz/eng/ Secure Copy (SCP) is installed in parallel with SSH and they always run simultaneously on the same TCP port.

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Either configuration will allow everyone at home to have: • their own logins on all the home windows boxes while having their files on the Linux box appear to be located on a new Windows drive • shared access to printers on the Linux box • shared files accessible only to members of their Linux user group. This chapter describes how you can make your Linux box into a Windows Primary Domain Controller (PDC) or a server for a Windows Workgroup. This allows each user to have a universal username and password when logging in from all PCs on the network. • A PDC stores the login information in a central database on its hard drive. . www. but this simple explanation should be enough.linuxhomenetworking.159 Chapter 15 Windows. each PC stores the usernames and passwords locally so that they are unique for each PC. Linux And Samba =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 15 Windows. • In a Windows Workgroup.com =========================================== Samba is a suite of utilities that allows your Linux box to share files and other resources such as printers with Windows boxes. What’s the difference between a PDC and Windows Workgroup member? A detailed description is beyond the scope of this chapter. Linux And Samba Download and Install Packages How To Get SAMBA Started Configuring SWAT Samba and PC Firewall Software How To Create A Samba PDC Administrator User How to Configure a Samba PDC How To Add Users To Your Samba Domain Domain Groups And Samba How To Delete Users From Your Samba Domain © Peter Harrison.

As of this writing.5-10.rpm samba-swat-2. When Samba starts up it reads the configuration file /etc/samba/smb.5-10.i386.2.160 www.2. the latest version of the Samba suite for RedHat 8. For added security you can make your Samba and Linux passwords different. the RPM chapter covers how to do this in detail.conf with a text editor if you subsequently use SWAT to edit it.linuxhomenetworking. You can create your own smb. Install all the packages in this order: [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy tmp]# tmp]# tmp]# tmp]# rpm rpm rpm rpm -Uvh -Uvh -Uvh -Uvh samba-2.2.i386.i386.com This chapter will only cover the much more popular PDC methodology used at home.d/smb start [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. Download and Install Packages Samba is comprised of a suite of RPMs that come on the RedHat CDs.rpm Downloading and installing RPMs isn’t hard.conf to determine its various modes of operation.5-10.5-10. • You can test whether the smb process is running with the following command. Keep in mind that you will lose all your comments inserted in /etc/samba/smb.5-10. Linux functionality doesn’t disappear when you do this.rpm samba-common-2.conf using a text editor or using the easier web based SWAT utility.2.d/smb restart • Remember to restart the smb process every time you make a change to the conf file for the changes to take effect on the running process. Samba Domains and Linux share the same usernames so you can log into the Samba based Windows domain using your and immediately gain access to files in your Linux user’s home directory. If you need a refresher.0 was version 2. How To Get SAMBA Started • You can configure Samba to start at boot time using the chkconfig command: [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --level 35 smb on • You can start/stop/restart Samba after boot time using the smb initialization script as in the examples below: [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. Explanations of how to use both SWAT and a text editor to configure Samba are given in this chapter. you should get a response of plain old process ID numbers: [root@bigboy tmp]# pgrep smb .d/smb stop [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. By default. Samba mimics a Windows PDC in almost every way needed for simple file sharing.i386.rpm samba-client-2.2.

1.168.0:901) as defined by the only_from and port parameters.1. • The disable parameter must be set to "no" to accept connections. Here are some ways to solve the problem with two popular packages. Because of this. Here’s an example of an entry to allow connections only from 192.d/swat. Linux And Samba 161 Configuring SWAT SWAT is a very intuitive web based Samba configuration tool that allows you to configure Samba without all the memorization of the keywords needed for text based configuration. service swat { port socket_type protocol wait user server log_on_failure disable only_from } = 901 = stream = tcp = no = root = /usr/sbin/swat += USERID = no = localhost The formatting of the file is fairly easy to understand.168. especially as there are only two entries of interest.3 Therefore in this case you can also configure Samba on your Linux server "Bigboy" IP with address 192.Chapter 15 : Windows.168. This may be a security concern in a corporate environment.1.168. The enabling/disabling.3 and localhost: only_from = localhost.100 from PC 192.168. you can only log into SWAT from the VGA console as user "root". You can make SWAT accessible from other servers by adding IP address entries separated to the only_from parameter. Here is a sample. • By default.3 using the URL http://192.0.1. 192.0. Unfortunately it doesn't encrypt your login password.100:901 Samba and PC Firewall Software Firewall software installed on Windows PCs may cause Samba to not function. starting and stopping of SWAT is controlled by xinetd via a configuration file named /etc/xinetd.1. . The URL must point to your localhost IP address on port 901 (http://127. you may want to create a Samba administrator user that has no root privileges whatsoever or do your configuration using the configuration files.

instead of an Internet network and ZoneAlarm should cease to interfere with Samba.com Zone Alarm The default installation of Zone Alarm assumes that your PC is directly connected to the Internet. Right click your on your LAN connection icon and select Properties Click on the Advanced tab. This can be done by clicking on the firewall tab and editing the settings for your home network that will most likely have a 192. Uncheck the Internet Connection Firewall box and it will be turned on.168.linuxhomenetworking. Once you get SAMBA to work. Make this network a trusted network.0 type entry.x. Here is how it's done: Create The Administrator’s User Group and Directories o First create a Linux group for administrators: [root@bigboy tmp]# /usr/sbin/groupadd sysadmin o Then create a Linux directory to house all the administrator directories: [root@bigboy tmp]# mkdir /home/sysadmin [root@bigboy tmp]# chgrp sysadmin /home/sysadmin [root@bigboy tmp]# chmod 0770 /home/sysadmin . The easiest way around this is to configure Zone Alarm to consider your home network as a trusted network too. The NetBIOS traffic that Samba uses to communicate with the PCs on the network will therefore be considered as hostile traffic.255. This means that the software will deny all inbound connections that attempt to connect with your PC.255.x/255.162 www. you may want to experiment with the firewall software settings to optimize your security with the need to maintain a valid relationship with the SAMBA server How To Create A Samba PDC Administrator User To do both SWAT and user administration with Samba you'll need to create an Administrator account on the Samba PDC Linux box. The Windows XP Built In Firewall You may also need to disable the firewall feature of Windows XP by doing the following: o o o o o Bring up Control Panel Go through the Network and Internet Connections and then Network Connections menus.

In this case the administrator user has been made a member of the sysadmin group.smb -n . Forces linux to create the directory specified with the -d switch Home directory for the new user Tells adduser to copy the contents of the directory /etc/skel. we won’t assign a real Linux password. Adduser’s Command Switches useradd command switch -g group Description Sets the group to which the user should be added. Linux And Samba 163 Create The Administrator User Under Linux o For each administrator user. This provides an added level of security. Usually default login scripts. (Redundant in this case) -m -d dir_path -k /etc/skel.Chapter 15 : Windows. especially if you’re using SWAT. The table below explains what each of the adduser command switches used. Tells RedHat NOT to create a default group with the same name as the user.smb -n administrator o As this user may not need a real Linux login.smb to the users new home directory. create a Linux user with the adduser command: [root@bigboy tmp]# /usr/sbin/adduser -d \ /home/sysadmin/administrator \ -g sysdmin -m -k /etc/skel.

1. Make The Administrator One Of The Samba Admin Users Edit /etc/samba/smb.linuxhomenetworking.conf file and add the sysadmin group to the list of Samba system administrator users. [global] admin users = @sysadmin This can also be set via SWAT in the expanded “global settings” section. then you'll have to use the Linux passwd command to give this user a Linux (not a Samba domain) password. How to Configure a Samba PDC Create A Samba PDC By far the easiest way to configure a Samba PDC is by using SWAT. Samba domain logins use the smbpasswd password.168. Log into SWAT and click on the “globals” section and make sure the key highlighted parameters below are set correctly. Note: If you want user "administrator" to be able to log into the Linux box as a regular user via Telnet or SSH. # Samba config file created using SWAT # from 192.101) # Date: 2002/11/10 19:54:45 # Global parameters [global] ## ## The name I want to give my DOMAIN ## workgroup = HOMENET .168. [root@bigboy tmp]# /usr/bin/smbpasswd -a administrator password The -a adds the user administrator to the /etc/smbpasswd file. This is done with the smbpasswd command.com Create An Administrator Domain Password The Linux Administrator now needs a Samba password to log into the Windows domain.1. You’ll need to restart Samba for this to take effect.164 www. Use a generic password then have users change it immediately from their workstation the usual way.101 (192.

You can also have local administrator accounts on PCs to do software installation.Chapter 15 : Windows.log max log size = 0 ## ## The command Samba uses to add new printers ## directory /var/log/samba ## addprinter command = /usr/bin/addprinter ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## Only domain users in the sysadmin group can act as universal administrators.cmd in the Linux user’s home directory ## will be run whenever the user logs in. Ie administer the PDC and do activities on the local PC like software installation. but they wont be PDC administrators to do things like adding new PCs to the domain domain admin group = @sysadmin ## ## The script logon.cmd ## ## My user’s Linux login directory will always appear ## to be Windows drive H: ## logon drive = h: ## ## Activate domain type logins and make ## Linux box be the master Windows server ## in all domain type functions ## domain logons = Yes os level = 99 preferred master = True domain master = True local master = True dns proxy = No . Linux And Samba 165 ## ## The name of my Linux Box ## server string = BigBoy ## ## Make sure passwords are always encrypted ## encrypt passwords = Yes ## ## Samba will log errors via syslog to ## directory /var/log/samba ## log file = /var/log/samba/%m. (Usually blank) ## logon script = logon.

com ## ## Only users in the sysadmin group can use SWAT ## to modify Samba and ## admin users = @sysadmin printer admin = @sysadmin printing = lprng Next you will have to use SWAT to click on the “shares” button. Here you will use the drop down menu to edit the netlogon and profiles shares [netlogon] ## ## Store all Samba PDC overhead data in the directory ## /home/netlogon (or whatever you desire) ## path = /home/netlogon write list = administrator guest ok = Yes [profiles] ## ## Store user profiles in this directory ## path = /home/ntprofile read only = No create mask = 0600 directory mask = 0700 guest ok = Yes browseable = No Click on the “Status” button at the top of the screen and restart Samba to make your settings take effect. [root@bigboy nickname" -s [root@bigboy [root@bigboy tmp]# /usr/sbin/useradd -g 100 -d /dev/null -c "machine /bin/false machine_name$ tmp]# passwd -l machine_name$ tmp]# smbpasswd -a -m machine_name . Manual Creation Of Machine Trust Accounts (NT Only) When manually creating a machine trust account you need to manually create the corresponding Unix account in /etc/passwd and /etc/smbpasswd files.166 www. Samba can create these “Machine Trusts” in two ways. either manually or automatically. Create Your PC Machine Trusts PDCs will only accept user logins from trusted PCs that have been placed in its PC client database.linuxhomenetworking. Pay careful attention to the "$" at the end and replace machine_name with the name of the Windows client machine.

> add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g 100 -s /bin/false -M %u This is probably easier to do if you use SWAT in the “Global” menu Make Your PC Clients Aware Of Your Samba PDC When you log into the domain. How to configure the netlogon directory is beyond the scope of this chapter. These include things like suppressing the splash screen. but suffice it to say that the directory must be created on the Linux box for Samba to operate correctly. This method is also referred to as making a machine account "on the fly".. the PDC will send your new client PC a list of universal “look and feel” related features that may have been previously set by the Administrator. This can be done by editing /etc/samba/smb. [root@bigboy tmp]# mkdir /home/netlogon [root@bigboy tmp]# chmod 0755 /home/netlogon You’ll then have to log into each PC client and do the following steps depending on their operating system. defining your wall paper and setting the way dates are formatted. Check "Log onto Windows NT Domain". Click all the OK buttons and reboot! . [global] # <. This information is stored in the netlogon directory. Dynamic Creation Of Machine Trust Accounts The second (and recommended) way of creating machine trust accounts is simply to allow the Samba server to create them as needed when the client joins the domain.Chapter 15 : Windows. Linux And Samba 167 This is the only way to configure machine trusts using Windows NT.. Windows 95/98/ME Windows 9x machines do not implement full domain membership and therefore don't require machine trust accounts • • • • • • Navigate to the Network section of the Control Panel (Start ->Settings->Control Panel>Network) Select the Configuration tab Highlight "Client for Microsoft Networks" Click the Properties button.conf to automatically add the required users..remainder of parameters. and enter the domain name..

com Windows NT Create a manual SAMBA machine trust account as explained above. Click "OK" You should then get a confirmation that you’ve been added with a "Welcome to <DOMAIN>" message. the existing machine trust account is used to join the machine to the domain. In our case that would be user "administrator" with the corresponding smbpasswd password. then go through the following steps: • • • • • • Press Windows-key Break-key simultaneously to get the System Properties dialogue box Click on the 'Network Indentification' tab on the top Click the "Properties" button Click on the “Member of Domain” button Also enter your domain name and computer name and then click "OK" You will now be prompted for a user account and password with rights to join a machine to the domain. • • • • Windows 2000 Create a dynamic SAMBA machine trust account as explained above.) You should then get a confirmation that you’ve been added with a "Welcome to <DOMAIN>" message. This should be your Samba administrator. do not check the box "Create a Computer Account in the Domain.168 www." In this case. (See this note before proceeding. Log in using any account in the /etc/smbpasswd file with your domain as the domain name. Reboot. • • • Windows XP Create a dynamic SAMBA machine trust account as explained above.linuxhomenetworking. then go through the following steps: • • • • Navigate to the Network section of the Control Panel (Start ->Settings->Control Panel>Network ) Select the “identification” tab Click the "change" button Enter the domain name and computer name. then go through the following steps: • Press Windows-key Break-key simultaneously to get the System Properties dialogue box . Reboot. Log in using any account in the /etc/smbpasswd file with your domain as the domain name.

Map A Drive Share By default. Passwords won’t be necessary unless you want the users to log in to the Samba server via Telnet or SSH. • • How To Add Users To Your Samba Domain Add The Users In Linux First go through the process of adding users in Linux just like you would normally do. Use a generic password then have users change it immediately from their workstation the usual way. In our case that would be user "administrator" with the corresponding smbpasswd password. Samba will automatically give each user logged into the domain an H: drive that really maps to the /home/username directory on the Linux box. Mapping Using “My Computer” If the auto-mapping doesn't work then do the following: • • • • Let the user log into the domain Right click on the "My Computer" icon on the desktop Click on "Map Network Drive" Select a drive letter . This should be your Samba administrator. Linux And Samba 169 • • • • • Click on the 'Computer Name' tab on the top Click on the 'Change' button Click on the “Member of Domain” button Also enter your domain name and computer name and then click "OK" You will now be prompted for a user account and password with rights to join a machine to the domain. Log in using any account in the /etc/smbpasswd file with your domain as the domain name. Map The Linux Users To An smbpassword Next you need to create Samba domain login passwords for all users [root@bigboy tmp]# /usr/bin/smbpasswd -a username password The -a adds the user to the /etc/smbpasswd file.Chapter 15 : Windows. Reboot.

then the Samba server.rpmfind. The argument is a space-separated list of user names or group names (group names must have an @ sign prefixed).net ) [root@bigboy tmp]# todos /home/samba/netlogon/administrator. you’ll have to convert the file to the Windows format. For example: domain admin group = <USER1> <USER2> @<GROUP> . This requires the 'todos' program to be installed. then the user’s home directory. then you can do the following and possibly make it into a script. Click on the check box "Reconnect at Logon". [root@bigboy tmp]# vi /home/netlogon/administrator.linuxhomenetworking. • Create a master logon batch file for administrator users. but will be interpreted bay a Windows machine.bat • The next page will show you how to add regular users to your new SAMBA domain Domain Groups And Samba Samba supports domain groups which will allow users who are members of the group to be able to have Administrator rights on each PC in the domain. Domain Groups also have the ability to join machines to the domain. This will allow them to do such things as add software and configure network settings. to make the change permanent Mapping From The Command Line If you find the "My Computer" method too time consuming for dozens of users or if the PC doesn't have the feature available. The domain admin group parameter specifies users who will have domain admin rights. We will add the contents of this file to all administrator's logon scripts.com • • Browse to the HOMENET domain. REM administrator net use P: \\bigboy\administrator • Make the file world readable: [root@bigboy tmp]# chmod +r /home/samba/netlogon/administrator.170 www.bat • Add the following contents to mount the user's share as drive P: (for 'private'). (You can get this package from http://speakeasy. As the file resides on a Linux box. but this is not currently supported in Samba.bat • Linux and Windows format text files slightly differently. In Windows.

use the smbpasswd command with the "-x" switch [root@bigboy tmp]# smbpasswd -x zmeekins Deleted user zmeekins.Chapter 15 : Windows. Here we are deleting the user zmeekins and all zmeekin’s files from the Linux server: [root@bigboy tmp]# userdel -r zmeekins Delete The Users Using smbpasswd Next. [root@bigboy root]# . Linux And Samba 171 How To Delete Users From Your Samba Domain Delete The Users In Linux First go through the process of deleting users in Linux just like you would normally do.

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This may be OK for a small home network but may be impractical for a huge corporate network. Here’s how to connect your printer directly to your PDC and make it available to all your windows workstations. directories and printers via the Samba server. Here are the menus to use: o o o o Click on the RedHat icon in the bottom left hand corner of the screen Click on System Settings Click on Printing Click on New .173 Chapter 16 Sharing Resources With Samba =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 16 Sharing Resources With Samba Adding A Printer To A Samba PDC Creating Group Shares in SAMBA Windows Drive Sharing With Your SAMBA Server © Peter Harrison. This makes your Samba PDC a print server too! The method explained here requires the Windows printer driver to be loaded on every client machine. Here’s how to do it all. We’ll assume the printer is locally attached to the parallel port. www.linuxhomenetworking. N Adding A Printer To A Samba PDC Sharing printers amongst all your PCs is one of the advantages of creating a home network. Adding The Printer To Linux By far the easiest way to add a printer in Linux is to use the GUI from the VGA console. you may want to allow users to share resources such as floppy drives. The way to get a GUI on the console is outlined in the runlevels chapter.com =========================================== ow that you have Samba up and running.

Click on the “Status” tab at the top of the screen and restart smbd and nmbd to restart Samba. If this is the case. restart Samba and go to the next section. o o o . (My printer is an Epson Stylus C60.conf file.174 www.linuxhomenetworking. but may not be visible on your network because Samba hasn't been restarted since creating the printer.com o You'll now get the "Add a New Print Queue" menu Click "forward" You'll get the "Set the Print Queue name and Type" menu Give the printer an easy to remember name. edit/create the printer Click on the “Commit Changes” button to create an updated /etc/samba/smb. I called the printer queue EpsonC60) Click the local printer button Click "forward" You'll get the "Configure a Local Printer" menu Select /dev/lp0 as I assume the printer is on the parallel port (not USB) You'll get the "Select Print Driver" menu Scroll to the printer Double click on the name Select the driver Click "forward" You'll get the "Finish and Create the New Print Queue" menu Click finished Click "Apply" Do a test print to make sure all is OK o o o o o Make Samba Aware Of The Printer The easiest way to do this is using the Samba SWAT web interface. then it has been auto configured by Samba. If this isn't the case. Once you are in SWAT: o o o Select the "Printers" button Find your printer in the drag down menu If the printer name has a [*] beside it.

Go to the Add printer menu Click the "Next" button Select the "Network Printer" button to get the "Local or Network Printer" menu Click the "Next" button You should be on the "Locate Your Printer" menu Don't enter a name. Click next so you can browse for your printer You should be on the "Browse for Printer" menu Double Click on the name of your Linux Samba Box You should see the new printer Click on the printer name Click the "Next" button You may get a message stating "The server on which the printer resides does not have the correct printer driver installed. you pre installed the driver Click the "OK" button The "Add Printer Wizard" will appear Select the manufacturer of your printer Select the printer model Click the "OK" button The "Add Printer Wizard" will prompt you whether you want to use this new printer as the default printer. Fortunately.Chapter 16: Sharing Resources With Samba 175 Configure The Printer Driver On The Workstations o Download the Windows printer driver from the manufacturer and install it. click OK". If you want to install the driver on your local computer. Select "Yes" or "No" depending on your preference Click the "Next" button The "Completing the Add Printer Wizard" menu will appear Click the "Finish" button o o o o o o o o .

For example. let’s say “onlyparents”.com o The new printer should now show up on the Windows Printers menu in "Control Panel" Send a test print. Click on the “Status” tab at the top of the screen and restart smbd and nmbd to restart Samba.176 www. o Creating Group Shares in SAMBA On occasion. where parents is the name of the Linux user group. Create The Directory And User Group o Create a new Linux group parents: [root@bigboy tmp]# /usr/sbin/groupadd parents o Create a new directory for the group's files.linuxhomenetworking. parents working in a home office environment may need a place where they can share. [root@bigboy tmp]# /usr/sbin/usermod -G parents father Configure The Share In SWAT o o o o o Finally. Here’s how it’s done. Click on the “Commit Changes” button to create a new /etc/samba/smb.conf file. create the share in Samba using SWAT. subgroups of a family need a share that is fully accessible by all members of the group. For instance. you might want to change the chown statement to make them owner [root@bigboy tmp]# mkdir /home/parent-files [root@bigboy tmp]# chown parents /home/parent-files [root@bigboy tmp]# chmod 0770 /home/parent-files o Next we add the group members to the new group. Click on the “Create Share” button. Click on the shares button then enter the name of the share you want to create. distribute or collaboratively work on documents. . let's add user "father" to the group. If one user is designated as the leader. Make sure the path maps to “/home/parent-files” and make the valid users be @parents.

In this section we’ll attempt to share a ZIP drive. then the Samba server.conf file should have an entry like this at the end: # Parents Shared Area [only-parents] path = /home/parent-files valid users = @parents Map The Directory Using “My Computer” o o o o o o Let the user log into the domain from a remote PC Right click on the "My Computer" icon on the desktop Click on "Map Network Drive" Select a drive letter Browse to the HOMENET domain. The next step is to make the ZIP drive shared.Chapter 16: Sharing Resources With Samba 177 Your /etc/samba/smb. Windows Setup The Windows client box should first be setup as a member of a Samba domain or workgroup. Windows 98/ME • • • • Double click 'My Computer' Right click on the ZIP drive and choose 'Sharing' Set the Share Name as 'zip' with the appropriate access control Restart windows Windows 2000 • • • • Double click 'My Computer' Right click on the ZIP drive and choose 'Sharing' Set the Share Name as 'zip' and the appropriate access control Logout and login again as normal using your current login . floppy or hard drive installed on a Windows Client from the Samba server. then the share named only-parents Click on the check box "Reconnect at Logon". DVD. ZIP. to make the change permanent Windows Drive Sharing With Your SAMBA Server You can also access a CD.

255 nmask=255.0 Got a positive name query response from 192.255.100 bcast=192.255. though it is less secure: [root@bigboy tmp]# smbclient -L WinClient -U username%password Create A ZIP Drive Mount Point On Your Samba Server You’ll need to create the mount point on the Linux server in order to mount and access the ZIP floppy.178 www.1.0.linuxhomenetworking.0 added interface ip=127. .168.0.1.255.---.168. You should get output like this when using the username's corresponding password: [root@bigboy tmp]# smbclient -L WinClient -U username added interface ip=192.com Windows XP • • • • Double click 'My Computer' Right click on the ZIP drive and choose 'Sharing and Properties' Set the Share Name as 'zip' and the appropriate access control Logout and login again as normal using your current login Test Your Windows Client Configuration Use the smbclient command to test your share.253 ( 192.------IPC$ IPC Remote IPC D$ Disk Default share print$ Disk Printer Drivers SharedDocs Disk zip Disk Printer2 Printer Acrobat PDFWriter ADMIN$ Disk Remote Admin C$ Disk Default share Server Comment --------.255 nmask=255.------Note: You could have got the same result using the following command.1.------Workgroup Master --------.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager] Sharename Type Comment --------. You should substitute "WinClient" with the name of your widows client PC and "username" with a valid workgroup/domain username that normally has access to the Windows client.168. Here’s how to do it.255.1.0.0.1 bcast=127.253 ) Password: Domain=[HOMENET] OS=[Windows 5.168.

Incompatible versions will give errors like this: [root@bigboy tmp]# smbmount //winclient/zip /mnt/zip -o username=username Password: 27875: session setup failed: ERRDOS .Chapter 16: Sharing Resources With Samba 179 Prompted For Password Method [root@bigboy tmp]# mkdir /mnt/zip [root@bigboy tmp]# mount -t smbfs -o username=username //winclient/zip /mnt/zip Not Prompted For Password Method [root@bigboy tmp]# mkdir /mnt/zip [root@bigboy tmp]# mount -t smbfs -o username=username.) SMB connection failed .ERRnoaccess (Access denied.password=password //winclient/zip /mnt/zip Using The smbmount Command Method Some versions of Linux support the smbmount command to mount the remote drive.

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conf File Configuring A Caching Nameserver Configuring A Regular Nameserver How To Migrate Your Website In-House DHCP Considerations For DNS © Peter Harrison. What Is DNS? As explained on the introduction to networking concepts chapter.linuxhomenetworking. What Is BIND? BIND is an acronym for the "Berkeley Internet Name Domain" project which maintains the DNS related software suite that runs under Linux. .linuxhomenetworking. the Domain Name System (DNS) is the way in which a URL or domain like www.181 Chapter 17 Configuring DNS =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 17 Configuring DNS What Is DNS? What Is BIND? When To Use A DNS Caching Nameserver When To Use A Regular DNS Server When To Use Dynamic DNS How To Download and Install The BIND Packages How To Get BIND Started The /etc/resolv.com =========================================== You can make your Linux box into your home network's DNS nameserver. here’s how. the daemon that responds to DNS queries from remote machines.com is converted to an IP address. The most well known program in BIND is "named". www.

It comes standard with the RedHat installation CDs.182 www. Note: Regular nameservers are also caching nameservers by default. If your home PCs get their IP addresses using DHCP.2. A caching DNS nameserver is only used as a reference. This chapter assumes that you are using “static” Internet IP addresses. If you want to advertise your website www.com When To Use A DNS Caching Nameserver DNS caching servers should be used by the machines on your network to provide DNS information that it has learned from the authoritative DNS servers of the Internet.1-9. Off the shelf router/firewall appliances used in most home networks will usually act as both the caching DNS and DHCP server.0 was version 9.rpm How To Get BIND Started • You can use the chkconfig command to get BIND configured to start at boot: . Caching DNS servers then store (or cache). then a regular DNS server would be the way to go.i386. the chapter on RPMs covers how to do this in detail. In this case a separate DNS server is unnecessary. How To Download and Install The BIND Packages Most RedHat Linux software products are available in the RPM format. If your router/firewall is getting its Internet IP address using DHCP then you must consider dynamic DNS. “fixed” or “static” IP address or via a changing “DHCP” method. regular nameservers are used as the authoritative source of information. Once you have set up your caching DNS server you will then have to configure each of your home network PCs to use it as their DNS server. then you will have to configure your DHCP server to make it aware of the IP address of your new DNS server. When To Use A Regular DNS Server If you host your own website at home with full control of all the web domains and your ISP provides you with a “fixed” or “static” IP address. the most frequently requested information to reduce the lookup overhead of subsequent queries. Downloading and installing RPMs isn’t hard. Setting up a caching DNS server is fairly straightforward and will work whether or not your ISP provides you with a static or dynamic Internet IP address.com to the rest of the world.my-site.1-9. If you need a refresher. When To Use Dynamic DNS Your DSL ISP will assign IP addresses to your home either with an unchanging.2. As of this writing the latest version of the BIND suite for RedHat 8. [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh bind-9. then a regular DNS server is what you require.linuxhomenetworking.

the first contains a keyword and the second contains the desired value(s) separated by commas.1.org which should be searched for short hand references to other servers.net and my-site.168.com net my-site. Here is a list of keywords: Keyword Nameserver • Value IP address of your DNS nameserver.com search my-site.conf File This file is used by DNS clients (servers not running BIND) to determine both the location of their DNS server and the domains to which they belong.d/named stop [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.com If you refer to another server just by its name without the domain added on. DNS on your client will append the server name to each domain in this list and do an nslookup on each to get the remote servers’ IP address. If the server is bigboy.1. There should be only one entry per “nameserver” keyword. 192. The local domain name to be used by default.d/named start [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. The /etc/resolv.1.org nameserver 192. but it also is a member of domains my-site. Domain • Search • Here is a sample configuration in which: • The client server’s main domain is my-site.102 provide DNS name resolution.100 and 192. • Two nameservers.102 . you’ll need to have multiple “nameserver” lines. If there is more than one nameserver. The domains in this list must separated by spaces. This is a handy time saving feature to have so that you can refer to servers in the same domain by only their servername without having to specify the domain.d/named restart • Remember to restart the BIND process every time you make a change to the conf file for the changes to take effect on the running process. It generally has two columns.168.com.com.my-site.Chapter 17: Configuring DNS 183 [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --level 35 named on • To start/stop/restart BIND after booting [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.168. then the entry would just be my-site. domain my-site.net my-site.1.168.100 nameserver 192.

linuxhomenetworking. the subnet that has been assigned to you by your ISP is 97.184 www.255.248 (/29).168. though not explicitly stated.com" { type master.1 Old Entry nameserver 192. Configuring named.0. o . The only file you have to edit is /etc/resolv.conf which is used to tell BIND where to find the configuration files for each domain you own. zone "my-site.24 with a subnet mask of 255.zone should be located in the default directory of /var/named. There are usually two zone areas in this file: Forward zone file definitions which list files to map domains to IP addresses Reverse zone file definitions which list files to map IP addresses to domains In this example the forward zone for www.1 New Entry # nameserver 192. The zone file is named my-site. the file my-site.conf file.0.158.conf in which you’ll have to comment out the reference to your previous DNS server (most likely your router) with a "#" or make it point to the server itself using the universal localhost IP address of 127.com is being set up by placing the following entries at the bottom of the /etc/named.1.0.com Configuring A Caching Nameserver The RedHat default installation of BIND is configured to convert your Linux box into a caching nameserver.168.253.conf o The main DNS configuration is kept in the file /etc/named.zone and. Configuring A Regular Nameserver For the purposes of this tutorial.255.0. notify no.my-site.1 The next step is to make all the other machines on your network point to the caching DNS server as their primary DNS server.1 or: nameserver 127.1.

By default.158. your zone files are located in the directory /var/named. }. file "my-site. MX. }. }. }. the rest of the records are relatively straight forward. . It is the most counter-intuitive of them all. }. notify no.” character then typing in the text of your comment. file "253.zone.97".in-addr. It is especially difficult to do this with your DSL ISP if you have less than 256 static IP addresses (also known as a "Class C" block of addresses).x IP address and get back the true name of the server assigned that IP address. This is rarely done for home based sites. Note: the reverse order of the IP address in the zone section is important. zone "my-other-site. A and CNAME) which govern different areas of BIND.com using a zone file named myother-site. I’ll explain of them below and then follow it all up with an example. o The reverse zone definition below is optional for a home / SOHO DSL based web site.158. You can also insert additional entries in the /etc/named. you can place a comment at the end of any line by inserting a semi-colon “.158. Configuring The Zone Files o o o In all zone files.zone". file "my-other-site. It just makes you able to do an nslookup query on the 97. NS.com" { type master. notify no.arpa" { type master. Though you would normally think a record would be a single line. Here is an example for my-other-site. the SOA format spans several.253. allow-query { any.97.zone".conf file to reference other web domains you host. zone "253.Chapter 17: Configuring DNS 185 allow-query { any. Each zone file contains a variety of records (eg. The SOA Record The very first record is the Start of Authority (SOA) record which contains general administrative and control information about the domain. SOA.

Must be followed by a ". As of BIND version 9 this value is overridden by the $TTL command at the very top of the configuration file." instead. Usually in the date format YYYYMMDD with single digit incremented number tagged to the end. The slave's retry interval to connect the master in the event of a connection failure. 2. Signifies that we’re all finished with the variables. The email address must also be followed by a ". Total amount of time a slave will retry to contact the master before expiring the data it contains. 4 1 Retry • 5 1 Expire • 6 1 Minimum TTL • • 2 “)“ • . Tells the slave DNS server how often it should check the master DNS server." The email address of the nameserver administrator.com SOA Record Format Line # 1 Column # 1. Slaves aren't really used in home / SOHO environments.186 www. Slaves aren't really used in home / SOHO environments.linuxhomenetworking. Slaves aren't really used in home / SOHO environments. A serial number for the current configuration. 3 4 5 Name @ IN SOA Nameserver Email • • • • • • 6 2 1 “(“ Serial • • • 3 1 Refresh • Description Signifies that the SOA record is about to begin Fully qualified name of your primary nameserver. The regular "@" in the e-mail address must be replaced with a "." Signifies that we’re about to define some performance related variables. The amount of time external caching DNS servers should keep your DNS information before flushing the data from the cache.

com. So an "A" record with "www" will be assumed to refer to www.1 Provides additional alternate "alias" names for servers listed in the "A" records.com. followed by a ".com o Note: If you don't put a "." after the domain in the MX record for my-site. . There must always be an entry for localhost 127. Server name "A" IP address of server CNAME "alias" or "nickname" for server "CNAME" "A" record name for server N/A **The Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) is the full DNS name of the server such as mail. BIND will automatically tack on the domain name. and you will find your mail server only accepting mail for the domain my-site. NS. A and CNAME Record Formats Record Description First Column Second Column Third Column IP address or CNAME of the nameserver Mail server priority Fourth Column NS Lists the name of the nameserver for the domain Lists the mail servers for your domain such as mysite.0.com Blank "NS" N/A MX Domain. A and CNAME records each occupy a single line and the records each have a very similar layout.com." N/A A Maps an IP address to each server in your domain.my-site. but if you forget to put the ".mysite.my-site. BIND will attach the my-site. This may be OK in most cases. A or CNAME record.com at the end.0. MX. the NS." at the end of a host name in a SOA.com.Chapter 17: Configuring DNS 187 NS. MX. MX. A And CNAME Records Unlike the SOA record. NS." "MX" CNAME of mail server or the mailserver's FQDN** followed by a ".

Inet Address of nameserver my-site.188 www. retry. . Primary nameservers are more commonly called “ns1” and secondary nameservers “ns2”.com Sample Forward Zone File Here is a working example of the zone file for my-site. . Zone file for my-site. seconds . NS www . seconds 3600 ) . seconds 3600 . Primary Mail Exchanger A A CNAME 127.com .my-site.linuxhomenetworking. So remote DNS caching servers will store learned DNS information from your zone for 3 days before flushing it out of their caches. refresh.158. You MUST increment it after editing the file or else BIND will not apply the changes you made when you restart "named".0. The MX record for my-site. hostmaster. but in the home / SOHO environment it is not necessary to differentiate. $TTL 3D @ IN SOA www.com.125 o o o The serial number is extremely important. .com points to the server named mail. The full zone file .com is nameserver for my-site.com.com. serial# 3600 . seconds 3600 . minimum.253. www mail ns o A A A 97.253.my-site.253. mail server and web server being the same machine.158. ( 200211152 . then you’d have an "A" record entry for each like the example below.com. In corporate environments there may be a separate nameserver for this purpose.158. .com "mail" is actually a CNAME or "alias" for the web server "www". localhost www mail MX 10 mail .com.26 www Notice that in this example: o Server www. but the overriding $TTL value is 3 days.0. If they were all different machines.my-site.1 97. expire.158. .134 97. The minimum TTL is set to 3600 seconds.253.26 97.my-site. So here we have an example of the nameserver.

100.com.32 to 192.com. Filename: 192-168-1.com.my-site. $TTL 3D @ IN SOA ( www. What You Need To Know About NAT And DNS The above examples assume that the queries will be coming from the Internet with the zone files returning information related to the external 97. dhcp-36. What do the PCs on your home network need to see? They need to see DNS references to the real IP address of the webserver.com.my-site. This is very important if you are running a mail server on your network as sendmail typically will only relay mail from hosts whose IP addresses resolve correctly in DNS. 192. . 200303301 8H 2H 4W 1D ) hostmaster. .my-site.com.com. Most home DSL sites wouldn’t qualify.my-site. seconds minimum. . Here is a sample reverse zone file for our network. NS .1. . serial number refresh. This is because NAT won’t work properly if a PC on your home network attempts to connect to the external 97.com.253. . .com.Chapter 17: Configuring DNS 189 Sample Reverse Zone File Now we need to make sure that we can do an nslookup query on all our home network’s PCs and get their correct IP addresses. Nameserver Address Note: I have included entries for addresses 192. .158.my-site.com. www .168. dhcp-33.1. ochorios. dhcp-34. .36 which are the addresses our DHCP server issues. seconds expire.com.158. reggae. smallfry.my-site.168.26 address of the webserver.com.my-site.zone . dhcp-32.168. 100 103 102 105 32 33 34 35 36 PTR PTR PTR PTR PTR PTR PTR PTR PTR bigboy.my-site. Unfortunately ISP’s won’t usually delegate this ability for anyone with less than a “Class C” block of 256 IP addresses. Zone file for 192. seconds retry.1.x .my-site.168.my-site. dhcp-35.26 NAT IP address of your webserver.1. You may also want to create a reverse zone file for the public NAT IP addresses for your home network.my-site.253. SMTP mail relay wouldn’t work for PCs that get their IP addresses via DHCP if these lines weren’t included. . seconds .

zone for lookups by home users on the 192. The second view called “external” will list the zone files to used for Internet users.127. “localnets” which refers to all the networks to which the DNS server is directly connected. Here’s a summary of how it’s done: o Place your zone statements in the /etc/named. There are some built-in ACLs: “localhost” which refers to the DNS server itself.190 www. }. . }. }.zone for lookups related to the 97.168. “0. Note: You must place your “localhost”.linuxhomenetworking.1. file "localhost.168. file "named. allow-update { none. zone "localhost" IN { type master.zone".127.zone file and replace all references to 97.0 network.ca".253.in-addr. The views feature allows you to force BIND to use pre-defined zone files for queries from certain subnets.arpa” and ".17/24.com Don’t worry.conf entry would be inserted in the “external” section. This is done by first defining access control lists (ACLs) and then referring to these lists within each view section with the match-clients statement.local". allow-update { none.158. All the statements below were inserted after the “options” and “controls” sections in the file. }. // ACL statement acl "trusted-subnet" { 192.0. you could have a reference to a zone file called my-site." zone statements in the “internal” views section. The creation of the my-site-home. localhost. BIND has a way around this called “views”. The first section will be called “internal” and will list the zone files to be used by your internal network.in-addr.X o You must also tell the DNS server which addresses you feel are “internal” and “external”.0. }. This entry would be inserted in the “internal” section. view "internal" { // What the home network will see match-clients { localnets. Just copy it form the my-site.conf file I use for my home network.arpa" IN { type master. For example." IN { type hint.X network which Internet users would see.158. “any” which is self explanatory. "trusted-subnet". You could also have a file called my-site-home.168. Remember to increment your serial numbers! Here is a sample configuration snippet for the /etc/named. This /etc/named. This means it’s possible to use one set of zone files for queries from the Internet and another set for queries from your home network.X with references to 192. file "named. }. zone "0.zone file is fairly easy. }.conf file in one of two “views” sections.1.253. zone ".

192.zone". Once the ACL was defined. notify no.com" { type master. allow-query { any. allow-query { any. file "my-other-site. view "external" { // What the Internet will see match-clients { any. allow-query { any. }.zone".Chapter 17: Configuring DNS 191 zone "1. .arpa" IN { type master.17. Remember.168. zone "my-site. }. zone "my-other-site.1. allow-update { none.168. }. file "my-site. zone "my-site. Our network won’t need the “trustedsubnet” section in the match-clients line either. }. notify no.0 /24). }. The home network we have been using doesn’t need to have the ACL statement at all as the built in ACLs “localnets” and “localhost” are sufficient. I then inserted a reference to the “trusted-subnet” in the match-clients statement in the “internal” view. }. So in this case the local network (192. }. file "my-site-home. this is purely an example. the other trusted network (192.168.zone". }.zone".168.0) and localhost will get DNS data from the zone files in the “internal” view. }.com" { type master. zone "my-other-site. }. notify no. }.17. Note: In the above example I included an ACL for network 192.0 /24 called “trusted-subnet” to help clarify the use of ACLs in more complex environments. file "192-168-1. }. allow-query { any. }. recursion no. file "my-other-site-home. notify no.com" { type master.in-addr.zone".com" { type master.

1 -rw-r--r-.zone named. namely 97.1 [root@bigboy o tmp]# cd /var/named named]# ll named named 195 Jul 3 named named 2769 Jul 3 named named 433 Jul 3 root root 763 Oct 2 named]# chown named * named]# chgrp named * named]# ll named named named named named named named named named]# 195 2769 433 763 Jul Jul Jul Oct 3 3 3 2 2001 2001 2001 16:23 localhost.26.zone The configuration files above will not be loaded until you issue the following command to restart the named process that controls DNS (Make sure to increment your configuration file serial number before doing this): [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. If your firewall is a Linux box.1 -rw-r--r-.1.local my-site.local my-site.linuxhomenetworking.com Loading Your New Configuration Files o Make sure your file permissions and ownership are OK in /var/named [root@bigboy [root@bigboy total 6 -rw-r--r-.1 -rw-r--r-. you may want to consider taking a look on the iptables chapter on how to do the NAT and allow DNS traffic trough to your nameserver. You'll have to employ NAT in order for Internet users to be able to gain access to the server via the Public IP address we chose.zone named.1 -rw-r--r-.158.1 -rw-r--r-. Some programs such as sendmail require a correctly configured /etc/hosts file even though DNS is correctly configured.192 www.zone 2001 2001 2001 16:23 localhost. which is a private IP address. .ca named.1 [root@bigboy [root@bigboy [root@bigboy total 6 -rw-r--r-.168. The actual IP address of the server is 192.100. Configure Your Firewall The sample network we're using assumes that the BIND nameserver and Apache web server software run on the same machine protected by a router/firewall.253.ca named.d/named restart Make Sure Your /etc/hosts File Is Correctly Updated The chapter covering Linux networking topics explains how to do this.1 -rw-r--r-.

you can then revert to the old configuration. knowing it will rapidly recover within minutes rather than days. If anything goes wrong.com Restart all the relevant applications. Give your web server a second IP address using an IP alias.com • Once testing is completed. • Ask your existing web hosting provider to add a DNS entry for your new server in the my-site. it will take only 1 minute to see the results of the final DNS configuration switch to your new server.my-site. Also set the TTL on this domain to 1 minute. It normally takes about 3-4 days for your updated DNS information to be propagated to all 13 of the world’s root (“super duper”) nameservers.com • Test web traffic to www.com and not my-site-test. Domain registrars such as Verisign and RegisterFree usually provide a web interface to help you manage your domain. it will take at least 3-5 days for all remote DNS servers to recognize the change.26 to map to ns.158.my-site-test. and different name.my-site. (This screen will prompt you for both the server's IP address and name) Then you'll have to assign ns.Chapter 17: Configuring DNS 193 Fix Your Domain Registration Remember to edit your domain registration for "my-site.my-site. Your best alternative will be to request your existing service provider to set the TTL on my-site. the registrar will require at least two registered nameservers per domain.com.com or whatever your nameserver is called.com to handle your domain.my-site.158.com and my-site-test.253. Once. ( 97. say 1 minute. for example www. How To Migrate Your Website In-House It is important to have a detailed migration plan if you currently use an external company to host your website and wish to move the site to a server at home or in your office. you've logged in with the registrar's username and password. You’ll therefore have to wait about this amount of time before you’ll start noticing people hitting your new website site.my-site-test.com in the DNS zone file to a very low value.com".253. If you only have one. At the very least it should include the following steps: • There is no magic bullet which will allow you to tell all the caching DNS servers in the world to flush their caches of your zone file entries. • Test your applications using server. then you could either: o o Create a second nameserver record entry with the same IP address.26 in this case ). create a second NAT entry on your firewall and then create the second nameserver record entry with the new IP address.com • Test mail to users @my-site-test. you'll have to create a new nameserver record entry for the IP address 97. (This screen will prompt you for the server name only) o Sometimes. but different name. You'll have to do the following two steps: o First. Now your server will be a part of both my-site. As the TTL is usually set to 3 days.com domain.com or www. .com. Once the propagation is complete. • Set up your server in house using a different domain. convert all the server configuration files to reference my-site. or whatever it is. so that at least one of the nameservers is your new nameserver.

Remember. you can set the TTL back to 3 days to help reduce the volume of DNS query traffic hitting your DNS server. you'll need to make it assign the IP address of the Linux box as the DNS server it tells the DHCP clients to use. Finally. you don't have to host DNS or mail in-house. this could be left in the hands of your service provider. . you'll be able to see results of the migration within minutes. If your Linux box is the DHCP server. DHCP Considerations For DNS If you have a DHCP server on your network. if you have concerns that your service provider won’t co-operate then you could explain to them that you want to test their failover capabilities to a duplicate server that you host in-house. You can then decide whether the change will be permanent once you have failed over back and forth a few times.194 www. • Once complete.com • Coordinate with your web hosting provider to simultaneously update you domain registration’s DNS records to point to your new DNS server. You can migrate these services in-house later as your confidence in hosting becomes greater. • As both TTLs were set to 1 minute previously.linuxhomenetworking. then you may need to refer to the DHCP server chapter.

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You can consider static DNS as the “traditional” or “regular” form of DNS.com =========================================== What Is DNS? As explained on the introduction to networking chapter. DNS is the way in which a URL or domain like www. You will have to use the services of a third party DNS provider to provide DNS information for your my-site.com domain. Dynamic DNS: Used when you get a changing “dynamic” Internet IP addresses via DHCP from your ISP. www. Your DNS server acts as the authoritative source of information for your my-site.197 Chapter 18 Dynamic DNS =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 18 Dynamic DNS What Is DNS? What Is Dynamic DNS? Dynamic DNS And NAT Router/Firewalls Dynamic DNS Prerequisites Installing And Using ez-ipupdate Installing And Using DDclient Testing Your Dynamic DNS © Peter Harrison.linuxhomenetworking.com is converted to an IP address. If you want to host a website at home you have two DNS options: Static DNS: This is used when your ISP provides you with unchanging “fixed” or “static” Internet IP addresses.linuxhomenetworking. .com domain.

198 www. NAT can fool the operation of some DDNS client software. In these cases. the DSL IP address is provided by DHCP and therefore changes from time to time. you'll have to also configure your router / firewall to do port forwarding to make all HTTP traffic destined for the IP address of the router / firewall to be exclusively NAT-ed and forwarded to a single server on your home network. The webserver itself then has a DDNS client program running that updates the DDNS providers name servers with the most current DHCP IP address of the site.com What Is Dynamic DNS? In many home networking environments. • register your domain name and read your DDNS provider's instructions on how to use their name servers. This chapter describes how to configure the most popular Linux based DDNS software ez-ipupdate and DDclient in the following two configurations: • on a Linux box directly connected to the Internet • on a Linux box when protected by a NAT router / firewall Remember that unlike DSL. Dynamic DNS (DDNS) allows you to host a website such as www. Dynamic DNS And NAT Router/Firewalls As discussed in the introduction to networking chapter.com in which the IP address is dynamically assigned. Some DDNS providers use more intelligent clients such as DDclient which can be configured to let the DDNS provider record the public IP address from which the data stream is originating. . in order to conserve the limited number of IP addresses available for internet purposes. most cable modem providers may not allow you to host sites at home. or else it will not work • be prepared for slower response times for your home based site than if you were using a static IP and a regular DNS service. An example of port forwarding with a Cisco PIX firewall is given in both the Cisco PIX firewall chapter and Net-Filter chapters. the software can only report the true IP address of the Linux box's NIC interface. Once this is done.mysite. dynDDS.linuxhomenetworking. DDNS works by having webmasters register their DDNS sites on the DDNS provider's servers. If the Linux box is being protected behind a NAT router / firewall then the NIC will report in its data stream to the DDNS provider a private IP address which no one can reach directly via the Internet. The web masters then register their domains with companies such as Verisign and RegisterFree and tells these registrars to direct queries to www.com to the servers of the DDNS provider. specifically HTTP. The reported value is therefore invalid.org offers a service to overcome this limitation.my-site. Before considering using a dynamic DNS solution for hosting a website at home with dynamic IPs: • you must make sure your DSL provider will allow inbound connections. most home router / firewalls will use Network Address translation (NAT) to map a single public DHCP obtained IP addresses to the many private IP addresses within your network.

com will eventually query RegisterFree or Verisign which will then refer the query to your DDNS providers name servers which will have the most current IP address of your site because of the DDNS client software you are running at your home site. [root@bigboy]tmp]# gunzip zip-tar-filename [root@bigboy]tmp]# tar –xvf tar-filename [root@bigboy]tmp]# cd /tmp/filename Follow the install instructions for doing the “make” or program compilation. you'll need DDclient in this case.com.verisign.net will default to a domain such as machine-name.org you'll have to go with their paid service to get a customized domain name. Installing And Using ez-ipupdate Download the tar/gzip file to your server’s /tmp directory from the ez-ipupdate site listed in the Bibliography.registerfree. Then you must add a host record. Most DDNS providers assume you are going to create a sub domain of their main domain.com which would be more intuitive to use.org.com. You can give your machine's name or you can name the machine "www" to create a combined domainsubdomain of www. With dynDNS.com and update the nameserver entries for your domain to point to the name servers of your DDNS provider. o o Update Your DNS Registration If you have your own domain. The cost is about US$20 per year.com or www.com or www. They call it Custom DNS and it doesn't support ez-ipupdate. Use the following commands to extract the contents into a new subdirectory. If you want to create your own domain such as my-site. you'll have to do a little extra work. you'll have to return to www. DNS queries for my-site. You'll have to register your domain with a DNS registrar such as www. For example miniDNS. First you add your domain such as my-site.net.my-site.Chapter 18: Dynamic DNS 199 Dynamic DNS Prerequisites Sign Up With A DDNS Provider First you'll have to register with a DDNS provider. . The ez-ipupdate installation will put the executable file in /usr/local/bin and all the files in the /tmp/filename directory will become extraneous.com. some of which are listed on the Bibliography.minidns. The miniDNS registration for your own domain requires you to use the "add DNS Record" link on the registration page to create your own domain.registerfree.verisign. This chapter focuses on the services of miniDNS and DynDNS.

tar ddclient-3. Before installing DDclient. In cases where "web" mode doesn't work.2/COPYING … .6.my-site. Installing And Using DDclient Another highly used solution is DDclient.com The /etc/ez-ipupdate. some routers such as the netgear line may provide automatic DDNS service and you may not have to download the software.conf in which you must specify: o o o Your registration username and password The host name you have selected for your Linux box The NIC interface which is connected to your DSL line.6. you’ll have to use a client like DDclient which doesn’t have this limitation. Remember. Here is a sample: service-type=justlinux user=registration-username:registration-password host=servername. In most Home / SOHO environments this will be the same as that of the firewalls external NAT IP address. It then communicates this information to your dynamic DNS provider.6. the DDclient script can also log in and parse out the external IP address of the router. Check the Bibliography for the DDclient URL.tar. read the README file to give you an idea of what to do.conf File ez-ipupdate uses a configuration file named /etc/ez-ipupdate. DDclient has a simple "web" update mode which tells your DDNS provider to use the source IP address of the data stream used to update your DDNS record.2/COPYRIGHT ddclient-3. If your Linux server is protected behind a firewall using NAT then the IP address of the NIC won't match that of the public IP address of the firewall and DDNS won't work properly. The developer of DDclient has recognized the limitations of using ez-ipupdate with NAT.gz [root@bigboy tmp]# tar -xvf ddclient. [root@bigboy tmp]# gunzip ddclient.200 www.conf file for you to use.com interface=eth0 Note: The service-type line is specific to your dynamic DNS provider which will often provide a customized /etc/ez-ipupdate. DDclient claims to offers support for a wide variety of routers from different manufacturers. Here is an example of the steps used to install it.linuxhomenetworking. ez-ipupdate And NAT The ez-ipupdate software runs as a daemon in memory continuously checking the IP address of your NIC.2/ ddclient-3.

Here is a sample using interface eth0: ## dyndns.your-other-domain. This is referenced on the line labeled “server”.conf File DDclient uses a configuration file named /etc/ddclient.conf in which you must specify: o o o Your registration username and password The host name you have selected for your Linux box. The NIC interface which is connected to your DSL line.0. web=dyndns address is 97. if=lo address is 127.2]# cp sample-etc_rc. You can then configure your /etc/ddclient.dyndns.0.26 [root@bigboy ddclient-3.1 root root 869 Jan 3 2002 COPYRIGHT … … … [root@bigboy ddclient-3.158.conf file to use "web" #use=if.6.d/ddclient [root@bigboy ddclient-3.2]# cp ddclient /usr/sbin/ The /etc/ddclient.d/init.top-level.mx.2]# ll -rw-r--r-.1 use=if.org.253. if=wlan0 address is 192. [root@bigboy ddclient-3.org custom addresses ## ## (supports variables: wildcard.2]# /sbin/chkconfig --add ddclient [root@bigboy ddclient-3.Chapter 18: Dynamic DNS 201 … … [root@bigboy tmp]# cd dd* [root@bigboy ddclient-3.2]# In this case.6.d_ddclient. if=eth0 # via interfaces . if=eth0 # via interfaces login=your-login # default login password=your-password # default password custom=yes \ server=members.6.100 use=web.1.168. Here is an example. \ protocol=dyndns2 \ your-domain. the simple web mode provides an acceptable value for your external IP address.2]# ddclient -daemon=0 -query use=if.d_init.redhat /etc/rc.1 root root 18007 Jan 3 2002 COPYING -rw-r--r-.6.backupmx) ## use=if.6.top-level # Your domains here Before updating the file you can use DDclient with the "-query" option to tell you which is the best mode to use.6.

my-site.net Default server: ns1.linuxhomenetworking.1 Address: 127.my-site.1#53 ** server can't find www.net Address: 202. The example below queries the miniDNS name server: [root@bigboy tmp]# nslookup > server ns1.my-site.96 > Testing Port Forwarding Remember to read the configuration manual of your router / firewall to activate port forwarding.minidns.com: NXDOMAIN Note: This error could also be due to the fact that your domain hasn't propagated fully throughout the Internet.0.214#53 > www.0. Test it by asking a friend to access your web server by pointing their browser to the external IP address of your router / firewall.214#53 Name: www.minidns. you will get an error message like this: [root@bigboy tmp]# nslookup www.0.64.51.com Server: 127.com Server: ns1.minidns.my-site.194.com command from your Linux command prompt and see whether you are getting a valid response.net Address: 202. • Using the nslookup www.202 www.51.com Address: 12. .0. You can test to make sure everything is OK by forcing NS lookup to query the nameservers directly.my-site.com use=web # via web Testing Your Dynamic DNS You can test your dynamic DNS by: • Looking at the status page of your DNS provider and making sure the IP address that matches your "www" site is the same as your router / firewall's public IP address. If you failed to add your host record.64.235.

It is best to use the latest version of Apache.0.rpm .0 RPM as of this writing was: httpd-2. • For example.40-8.linuxhomenetworking. the chapter on RPMs covers how to do this in detail. www. If you need a refresher. Download and Install The Apache Package Most RedHat Linux software products are available in the RPM format. Downloading and installing RPMs isn’t hard. the RedHat 8.0 © Peter Harrison.203 Chapter 19 The Apache Web Server =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 19 The Apache Web Server Download and Install The Apache Package How To Get Apache Started Configuring DNS For Apache General Configuration Steps Configuration – Multiple Sites And IP Addresses Using Data Compression On Web Pages Apache Running On A Server Behind A Firewall File Permissions And Apache How To Protect Web Page Directories With Passwords Issues When Upgrading To Apache 2.com =========================================== This is page outlines how to create multiple websites using a single IP address for a basic home configuration. The Apache online documentation gets a little complicated.i386.

i386.conf.204 www. Examples of this will follow.com • Install the package using the rpm command [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh httpd-2.40-8.d/httpd stop [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.linuxhomenetworking. General Configuration Steps The configuration file used by Apache is /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.d/httpd start [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.d/httpd restart • You can test whether the Apache process is running with the following command. you should get a response of plain old process ID numbers: [root@bigboy tmp]# pgrep httpd Configuring DNS For Apache Remember that you will never receive the correct traffic unless you have configured DNS for your domain to make your new Linux box web server the target of the DNS domain's www entry. See either the Static DNS or Dynamic DNS pages on how to do this.0.rpm By default.d directory to start/stop/restart Apache after booting [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. . Apache expects its HTML files to be located in the /var/www/html directory How To Get Apache Started • Use the chkconfig configure Apache to start at boot: [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --level 35 httpd on • Use the httpd init script in the /etc/init.

As explained on the apache website: "When a request arrives.158. If no matching virtual host is found. then it will look at each <VirtualHost> section with a matching IP address and try to find one where the ServerName or ServerAlias matches the requested hostname. You can also list secondary domain names which will serve the same content as the primary ServerName using the ServerAlias directive. then it uses the configuration for that server. then the first listed virtual host that matches the IP address will be used. You must specify the IP address for which each <VirtualHost> section applies. If it is.26> Directives for site #2 </VirtualHost> Within each <VirtualHost> section you then specify the primary website domain name for that IP address with the ServerName directive. then wild cards won’t work.conf file is used to tell Apache the IP addresses which will participate in this feature. Here is the format: <VirtualHost 97. Apache interprets it as an overlap of name based and IP based <VirtualHost> directives and will give errors like this because it can’t make up its mind about which method to use: . If it finds one.158. Here is the format: NameVirtualHost 97. A Note On Virtual Hosting And SSL It is common for system administrators to replace the IP address in the <VirtualHost> and NameVirtualHost directives with the “*” (all IP addresses) wildcard character.253. In this case you will not have a NameVirtualHost directive for the IP address." IP Based Virtual Hosting The other virtual hosting option is to have one IP address per website which is also known as IP based virtual hosting. The NameVirtualHost directive in the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd. When you use wild cards. This makes configuration easier. The directory where the index page for that site is located is defined with the DocumentRoot directive.26> Directives for site #1 </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost 97.26 The <VirtualHost> sections in the file then tell Apache where it should look for the web pages used on each web site. If you installed Apache with support for secure HTTPS / SSL. which is used frequently in credit card and shopping cart web pages.253. the server will first check if it is using an IP address that matches the NameVirtualHost.158.Chapter 19: The Apache Webserver 205 Named Virtual Hosting You can make your web server host more than one site per IP address by using Apache's "named virtual hosting" feature. and you must only have a single <VirtualHost> section per IP address.253. The Apache SSL module demands at least one explicit <VirtualHost> directive for IP based virtual hosting.

d/*. o o Continue using wildcards and disable SSL. all the modules in this directory are loaded with the following directive in the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.com Starting httpd: [Sat Oct 12 21:21:49 2002] [error] VirtualHost _default_:443 -.d/perl. By default. In this scenario: . The only exception would be the very first <VirtualHost> directive which defines the web pages to be displayed when matches to the other <VirtualHost> directives cannot be found. Include conf.d/php.d directory.mixing * ports and non-* ports with a NameVirtualHost address is not supported. proceeding with undefined results If you try to load any webpage on your web server you’ll also notice an error like this: Bad request! Your browser (or proxy) sent a request that this server could not understand.206 www.conf You will then have to restart Apache for the changes to take effect.conf Include conf.linuxhomenetworking. In this case we load only the php and perl modules. This can be done by not loading all the modules from the /etc/httpd/conf.conf You can therefore do a listing of all the files in this directory and specifically load all except ssl. If you think this is a server error.conf file: Include conf. Run Apache with more careful use of wildcards Disabling SSL – (Not Recommended) If you wish to host a basic home SOHO website in which secure connections for credit card payments are unnecessary then you have the option of disabling SSL altogether.conf file you'll need to edit. Configuration – Multiple Sites And IP Addresses What follows are snippets of the section of the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd. Use Wild Cards Sparingly The other choice is not to use virtual hosting statements with wild cards. please contact the webmaster You have two options to overcome this problem.

com.27 Site3 Site1 Name Based IP Based IP address 97.253.default-site.26 on this web server.com.default-site. Hitting these URLs will cause Apache to display the contents of file index.my-other-site.253.26 # # Match a webpage directory with each website # <VirtualHost *> DocumentRoot /var/www/html/site1 .com.my-cool-site.com my-site.253.com www.253.26 Site1 Name Based 97. www.my-site.test-site. • There is no ServerName directive for www.my-other-site.com must get content from sub-directory site3.com and so traffic going to this domain • All other domains pointing to this server that don’t have a matching ServerName directive will get web pages from the directory defined in the very first <VirtualHost> section.com must get content from subdirectory site2.158.158.27.26 as in this case we have a single IP address serving different content for a variety of domains. Remember to restart Apache every time you update the conf file for the changes to take effect on the running process.253. ServerName localhost NameVirtualHost 97. • Traffic going to www.my-site.253.158.com will get content from directory site4. The statements listed would normally be found at the very bottom of the file where virtual hosting statements normally reside. In this case is directory site1.com.158.my-cool-site.com All other domains www. A NameVirtualHost directive for 97. The last section of this configuration snippet has some additional statements to ensure read-only access to your web pages with the exception of web based forms using POSTs (pages with “submit” buttons).com 97.158.html in this directory.test-site. my-site.com.default-site.test-site.com to map to an IP address 97.com was also configured to point to alias IP address 97.158.158. • Named virtual hosting will be required for 97.my-other-site.158.158. www.com and www. • Traffic to www.253. The domain www. Site www.com www. Web Hosting Scenario Summary Domain www.conf file is listed below.com www.253. my-site.26 is therefore required. www.26 97. • Traffic to www.253.default-site.my-site.com falls in this category.26 Directory Site2 Type of Virtual Hosting Name Based A sample snippet or a working httpd.my-cool-site.Chapter 19: The Apache Webserver 207 • The systems administrator for the server has previously created DNS entries for www.

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</VirtualHost> <VirtualHost 97.158.253.26> DocumentRoot /var/www/html/site2 ServerName www.my-site.com ServerAlias my-site.com, www.my-cool-site.com </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost 97.158.253.26> DocumentRoot /var/www/html/site3 ServerName www.test-site.com </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost 97.158.253.27> DocumentRoot /var/www/html/site4 ServerName www.my-other-site.com </VirtualHost>

# # Make sure the directories specified above # have restricted access to read-only. # <Directory "/var/www/html/*"> Order allow,deny Allow from all AllowOverride FileInfo AuthConfig Limit Options MultiViews Indexes SymLinksIfOwnerMatch IncludesNoExec <Limit GET POST OPTIONS> Order allow,deny Allow from all </Limit> <LimitExcept GET POST OPTIONS> Order deny,allow Deny from all </LimitExcept> </Directory>

A Note On Virtual Hosting And DNS
You will have to configure your DNS server to point to the correct IP address used for each of the websites you host. The chapter on static DNS shows you how to configure multiple domains such as my-site.com and my-other-site.com on your DNS server.

Using Data Compression On Web Pages
Apache also has the ability to dynamically compress static web pages into gzip format and then send the result to the remote web surfers’ web browser. Most current web browsers support this format and will transparently uncompress the data and present it on the screen. This can significantly reduce bandwidth charges if you are paying for internet access by the megabyte.

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First you need to load Apache version 2’s deflate module in your httpd.conf file and then use Location directives to specify what type of files to compress. After making these modifications and restarting Apache you will be able to verify from your /var/log/httpd/access_log file that the sizes of the transmitted HTML pages has shrunk. Here is a comparison of the file sizes in the Apache logs and the document directory, 78,350 bytes shrunk to 15,190 bytes, almost 80% compression. Log File

67.119.25.115 - - [15/Feb/2003:23:06:51 -0800] "GET /dns-static.htm HTTP/1.1" 200 15190 "http://www.siliconvalleyccie.com/sendmail.htm" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 4.0; AT&T CSM6.0; YComp 5.0.2.6)" Corresponding Directory Listing [root@ bigboy tmp]# ll /web-dir/dns-static.htm -rw-r--r-1 user group 78350 Feb 15 00:53 /home/www/ccie/dns-static.htm [root@bigboy tmp]#

Compression Configuration Example
You can insert these statements just before your virtual hosting section of your httpd.conf file to activate the compression of static pages. Remember to restart Apache when you do.

LoadModule deflate_module modules/mod_deflate.so <Location /> # Insert filter SetOutputFilter DEFLATE # Netscape 4.x has some problems... BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html # Netscape 4.06-4.08 have some more problems BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4\.0[678] no-gzip # MSIE masquerades as Netscape, but it is fine BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html # Don't compress images SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \ \.(?:gif|jpe?g|png)$ no-gzip dont-vary

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Apache Running On A Server Behind A Firewall
If your webserver is behind a firewall, and you are logged on a machine behind the firewall as well, then you may find problems when trying to access www.mysite.com of www.my-other-site.com. The reason for this is that due to NAT (Network Address translation), firewalls frequently won't allow access from their protected network to IP addresses that they masquerade on the outside. For example, in this case, Linux web server bigboy has an internal IP address of 192.168.1.100, but the firewall presents it to the world with an external IP address of 97.158.253.26 via NAT/masquerading. If you are on the inside, 192.168.1.X network, you may find it impossible to hit URLs that resolve in DNS to 97.158.253.26. The solution to this can also be solved with virtual hosting. You can configure Apache to serve the correct content when accessing www.mysite.com or www.my-other-site.com from the outside, and also when accessing the specific IP address 192.168.1.100 from the inside. Fortunately Apache allows you to specify multiple IP addresses in the <VirtualHost> statements to help you overcome this problem. Here is an example:

NameVirtualHost 192.168.1.100 NameVirtualHost 97.158.253.26 <VirtualHost 192.168.1.100 97.158.253.26> DocumentRoot /www/server1 ServerName www.my-site.com ServerAlias bigboy, www.my-site-192-168-1-100.com </VirtualHost>

File Permissions And Apache
Remember that if you get a "permissions" error in your web browser after trying to browse your newly configured website, then you need to ensure that you allow "others" to have read access to the directory all the way from the root directory "/" to the target sub-directory. The appendix has a short script that you can use to recursively set the file permissions in a directory to match those expected by Apache. You may also have to use the "Directory" directive to make Apache serve the pages once the file permissions have been correctly set. If you have your files in the default /var/www/html directory then this second step becomes unnecessary.

How To Protect Web Page Directories With Passwords
You can password protect content in both the main and sub-directories of your DocumentRoot fairly easily. I know of cases where persons will allow normal access to their regular web pages, but require passwords for directories / pages that show MRTG or Webalizer data. In this example we'll show how to password protect the /var/www/html directory.

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• Apache has a password utility called "htpasswd" which can create "username password" combinations independent of your system login password for web page access. You have to specify the location of the password file, and if it doesn't yet exist, you'll have to include a "-c" or "create" switch on the command line. I recommend placing the file in your /etc/httpd/conf directory, away from the DocumentRoot tree where web users could possibly view it. Here is an example for a first user named "peter" and a second named "paul": [root@bigboy tmp]# htpasswd -c /etc/httpd/conf/.htpasswd peter New password: Re-type new password: Adding password for user peter [root@bigboy tmp]# [root@bigboy tmp]# htpasswd /etc/httpd/conf/.htpasswd paul New password: Re-type new password: Adding password for user paul [root@bigboy tmp]# • Make the .htpasswd file readable by all users. [root@bigboy tmp]# chmod 644 /etc/httpd/conf/.htpasswd • Create a .htaccess file in the directory to which you want password control with the following entries. Remember this will password protect this directory and all its sub directories. AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/conf/.htpasswd AuthGroupFile /dev/null AuthName EnterPassword AuthType Basic require user peter • • The AuthUserFile tells Apache to use the “.htpasswd” file The "require user" tells Apache that only user "peter" in the “.htpasswd” file should have access. If you wanted all “.htpasswd” users to have access then you'd replace this line with require valid-user "AuthType Basic" instructs Apache to accept basic unencrypted passwords from the remote users web browser.

• Set the correct file protections on your new .htaccess file in the directory /var/www/html. [root@bigboy tmp]# chmod 644 /var/www/html/.htaccess • Make sure your /etc/httpd/conf/http.conf file has an AllowOverride statement in a <Directory> directive for any directory in the tree above /var/www/html. In the example below, we want all directories below /var/www/ to require password authorization.

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<Directory /var/www/html/*> AllowOverride AuthConfig </Directory> • You must also ensure that you have a <VirtualHost> directive that defines access to /var/www/html or another directory higher up in the tree. <VirtualHost *> ServerName 97.158.253.26 DocumentRoot /var/www/html </VirtualHost> • Restart Apache. Try accessing the web site and you'll be prompted for a password.

Issues When Upgrading To Apache 2.0
Incompatible /etc/httpd/conf/http.conf files
Your old configuration files will be incompatible when upgrading from Apache version 1.3 to Apache 2.X. The new version 2.X default configuration file is stored in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf.rpmnew. For the simple virtual hosting example above, it would be easiest to: Save the old httpd.conf file with another name, httpd.conf-version-1.x for example. Copy the ServerName, NameVirtualHost, and VirtualHost sections from the old file and place them in the new file httpd.conf.rpmnew Copy the httpd.conf.rpmnew file an name it httpd.conf Restart Apache

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Monitoring Server Performance
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SNMP
What is SNMP?
Most routers and firewalls keep their operational statistics in Management Information Blocks (MIBs). Each statistic has an Object Identifier (OID) and can be remotely retrieved from the MIB via the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). However, as a security measure, you need to know the SNMP password or "community string" to do so. There are a number of types of community strings, the most commonly used ones are the "Read Only" community string that only provides access for viewing statistics and system parameters. In many cases the "Read Only" community string or password is set to "public". There is also a "Read Write" community string for not only viewing statistics and system parameters but also for updating the parameters too.

SNMP on a Linux Server
By default, RedHat Linux has the NetSNMP package installed to provide SNMP services. NetSNMP uses a configuration file /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf in which the community strings may be set. The version of the configuration file that comes with Net-SNMP is quite complicated. I suggest

..1 = INTEGER: 1 IF-MIB::ifIndex.1 = STRING: lo IF-MIB::ifDescr.com archiving it and using a much simpler version with only a single line containing the keyword "rocommunity" followed by the community string.2 = STRING: wlan0 IF-MIB::ifDescr..25 SNMPv2-MIB::sysContact. Here is an example of how to do that....old [root@bigboy snmp]# vi snmpd.d/snmpd start Starting snmpd: [ OK ] [root@bigboy root]# • Test whether SNMP can read the "system" and "interface" information MIB [root@bigboy snmp]# snmpwalk -v 1 -c craz33guy localhost system SNMPv2-MIB::sysDescr. ..linuxhomenetworking..2 = INTEGER: 2 IF-MIB::ifIndex.4..conf • Enter the following line in the new configuration file to set the Read Only community string to "craz33guy" rocommunity craz33guy • Configure Linux to start SNMP services on each reboot with the chkconfig command: [root@bigboy root]# chkconfig --level 345 snmpd on [root@bigboy root]# • You can then start SNMP to load the current configuration file... .conf snmpd.0 = STRING: root@localhost SNMPv2-MIB::sysName.18-14 #1 Wed Sep 4 11:57:57 EDT 2002 i586 SNMPv2-MIB::sysObjectID.3 = INTEGER: 3 IF-MIB::ifDescr.0 = Timeticks: (425) 0:00:04.0 = INTEGER: 3 IF-MIB::ifIndex.. [root@bigboy snmp]# .0 = STRING: Linux bigboy 2.0 = OID: NET-SNMP-MIB::netSnmpAgentOIDs.214 www..3 = STRING: eth0 . [root@bigboy root]# /etc/init.0 = STRING: bigboy .conf. [root@bigboy snmp]# snmpwalk -v 1 -c craz33guy localhost interface IF-MIB::ifNumber. .10 SNMPv2-MIB::sysUpTime. • Save the old configuration file [root@bigboy snmp]# cd /etc/snmp/ [root@bigboy snmp]# mv snmpd.

0 is: mrtg-2.rpm o You can install the package like this: [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh mrtg-2. The most current version as of this writing was apache 1.i386.9.d/httpd start [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.17-8. The RedHat RPM version seems to work with Apache 1. MRTG What is MRTG? MRTG (Multi Router Traffic Grapher) is a public domain package for producing graphs of various types of router statistics via a web page.X. the chapter on RPMs covers how to do this in detail. All you need is the IP address and SNMP read only string and you’ll be able to get similar results.rpm o MRTG runs automatically upon startup. Download and Install The MRTG Packages Most RedHat Linux software products are available in the RPM format. If you need a refresher.17-8.i386. Install apache using the following command. but you’ll need to configure Apache to start at boot using the chkconfig command: [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --level 35 httpd on o Here’s how to start/stop/restart Apache after booting: [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.d/httpd stop [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. You can poll any SNMP aware network device with SNMP enabled.3.3. [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh apache-1. This is available from the RedHat website or your installation CDs.rpm o You will also need to have a webserver package installed for MRTG to work.Chapter 20: Monitoring Server Performance 215 Note: In this case we were polling localhost. Downloading and installing RPMs isn’t hard.i386. You can easily create graphs of traffic flow statistics through your home network's firewall / router or even your Linux box's NIC cards using MRTG. The latest version of the RPM for RedHat 8. Now that we know SNMP is working correctly on your Linux server.23 .d/httpd restart . The product is available from the MRTG website and also on your distribution CDs.23-14. we can configure a SNMP statistics gathering software package such as MRTG to create online graphs of your traffic flows.11.9.

1 --> 1 --snpo: confcache craz33guy@localhost: Ip 192.png” image files into it.cfg [root@bigboy tmp]# o Next create the /var/www/html/mrtg/stats directory and copy all of MRTG’s standard “.100 --> 2 --snpo: confcache craz33guy@localhost: Type 24 --> 1 --snpo: confcache craz33guy@localhost: Type 6 --> 2 --snpo: confcache craz33guy@localhost: Type 6 --> 3 (duplicate) --snpo: confcache craz33guy@localhost: Eth --> 1 --snpo: confcache craz33guy@localhost: Eth 00-06-25-09-6a-b5 --> 2 --snpo: confcache craz33guy@localhost: Eth 00-08-c7-10-74-a8 --> 3 --base: Get Interface Info --base: Walking ifIndex --base: Walking ifType --base: Walking ifSpeed --base: Walking ifAdminStatus --base: Walking ifOperStatus --base: Writing /etc/mrtg/localhost. In this example we'll use MRTG’s cfgmaker command to create a configuration file named localhost.0. There are ways to specify other OIDs such as CPU and memory usage.linuxhomenetworking. We’ll be discussing the default configuration.0.0. When the MRTG RPM is installed it creates a directory called /etc/mrtg in which all future configuration files are stored. MRTG will map the inbound and outbound data throughput rates on the device it is polling.com By default Apache expects the HTML files for your website to be located in /var/www/html. MRTG will place its HTML files in /var/www/html/mrtg.cfg for the server "bigboy" using a read only community string of craz33guy. [root@bigboy mrtg]# mkdir /var/www/html/mrtg/stats . All data files will be placed in the directory /var/www/html/mrtg/stats.168.216 www.0.cfg \ -ifref=ip --global "workdir: /var/www/html/mrtg/stats" \ craz33guy@localhost o --base: Get Device Info on craz33guy@localhost: --base: Vendor Id: --base: Populating confcache --snpo: confcache craz33guy@localhost: Descr lo --> 1 --snpo: confcache craz33guy@localhost: Descr wlan0 --> 2 --snpo: confcache craz33guy@localhost: Descr eth0 --> 3 --snpo: confcache craz33guy@localhost: Ip 0. but this is beyond the scope of this book.0 --> 3 --snpo: confcache craz33guy@localhost: Ip 127. Configuring MRTG By default.1. [root@bigboy tmp]# cfgmaker --output=/etc/mrtg/localhost. Here are the steps you need to go through to create new configuration files.

0.1.cfg device2.1 When the MRTG RPM is installed it places an entry in the /etc/crontab file to make MRTG run every 5 minutes using the default /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg.1.Chapter 20: Monitoring Server Performance 217 [root@bigboy mrtg]# cp /var/www/html/mrtg/*. you can point your browser to http://ip-address/mrtg/ to get a graphical listing of all the monitored interfaces.1.cfg 0-59/5 * * * * root /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/localhost.168.100.cfg Can't locate package $VERSION for @MRTG_lib::ISA at /usr/bin/indexmaker line 49 .0.168.cfg Rateup WARNING: /usr/bin/rateup could not read the primary log file for localhost_192.cfg and comment out the one pointing to mrtg. Add a new line referring to /etc/mrtg/localhost.png /var/www/html/mrtg/stats [root@bigboy mrtg]# o Edit /etc/mrtg/localhost.100 Rateup WARNING: /usr/bin/rateup The backup log file for localhost_192. The format of the command is: indexmaker --output=filename device1. You'll get an error the two times as MRTG tries to rename old data files. Note: The indexmaker command creates a very generic index page which is very similar to the MRTG home page.168. Once this is done. you will find your devices at the very bottom.cfg as your argument three times. # 0-59/5 * * * * root /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.1.cfg configuration file.100 was invalid as well Rateup WARNING: /usr/bin/rateup Can't remove localhost_192.html /etc/mrtg/localhost.cfg etc RedHat Version 8.cfg and remove the sections related to interfaces you don't need to monitor. MRTG has no data files to move.1. [root@bigboy mrtg]# mrtg /etc/mrtg/localhost. and naturally.cfg o Run MRTG using /etc/mrtg/localhost.100. don’t be fooled.cfg [root@bigboy mrtg]# o You'll then want to use MRTG’s indexmaker command to create a combined index page to see all the graphs defined in all the various “.168.old updating log file [root@bigboy mrtg]# mrtg /etc/mrtg/localhost.0 and Indexmaker RedHat version 8 gives an error like this when running indexmaker. [root@bigboy mrtg]# indexmaker --output=index. the first time it is run.log to localhost_192.cfg Rateup WARNING: /usr/bin/rateup Can't remove localhost_192.168.1.old updating log file [root@bigboy mrtg]# mrtg /etc/mrtg/localhost.old updating log file Rateup WARNING: /usr/bin/rateup Can't rename localhost_192.100. This would most likely include the loopback interface L0: with the IP address of 127.cfg” files in your /etc/mrtg directory.168.100.

pm line 49 eval {.db You can make the software run in quite mode by editing the /etc/cron./lib/mrtg2/MRTG_lib.pm line 49 [root@bigboy mrtg]# You have a couple choices here: • • Run a version of indexmaker from an older version of RedHat Create your own custom index page to replace the default one in /var/www/html/mrtg. You can then add links to all the html files in the /var/www/html/mrtg/stats directory. Using MRTG To Monitor Other Subsystems MRTG will generate HTML pages with daily.my-site.com/usage The Webalizer Configuration File Webalizer stores its configuration in the file /etc/webalizer../lib/mrtg2/MRTG_lib. This can be adjusted with the OutputDir directive in the file.. How To View Your Webalizer Statistics By default webalizer places its index page in the directory /var/www/html/usage. Webalizer What Is Webalizer? Webalizer is a web server log file analysis tool that comes installed by default on RedHat Linux. The MRTG website www.daily/00webalizer script file and adding the –Q (Quiet) switch to the webalizer command like this: . Make Webalizer run in Quiet Mode Webalizer has a tendency to create this message in your logs which according to the Webalizer site’s documentation is non-critical. but you may want to adjust the directory in which Webalizer places your graphic statistics.com main::BEGIN() called at /usr/bin/. The information provided includes a list of your web site’s most popular pages sorted by “hits” along with traffic graphs showing the times of day when your site is most popular. Each night.linuxhomenetworking. Error: Unable to open DNS cache file /var/lib/webalizer/dns_cache. By default MRTG provides only network interface statistics. Webalizer reads your Apache log files and creates a set of web pages that allow you to view websurfer statistics for your site. monthly and yearly statistics for your interfaces..org has links to other sites that show you how to monitor other sub-systems on a variety of devices and operating systems.218 www.mrtg. The default settings should be sufficient for your web server. so if you have a default Apache installation you’ll be able to view your data by visiting http://www. weekly.} called at /usr/bin/..conf.

Webalizer will function with few annoyances. . then /usr/bin/webalizer -Q fi exit 0 Once you’ve done this.Chapter 20: Monitoring Server Performance 219 #! /bin/bash # update access statistics for the web site if [ -s /var/log/httpd/access_log ] . however be aware that running in quiet mode could hide deeper problems that could occur in future.

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221 Chapter 21 Configuring Linux Mail Servers =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 21 Configuring Linux Mail Servers Configuring Sendmail Configuring Your POP Mail Server © Peter Harrison. One of The process is different when sending mail via the mail server: o o . It covers Sendmail which is responsible for relaying your mail to a remote user’s mailbox and also POP mail which is used to retrieve the mail from the mail box to your local PC via a mail client such as outlook Express. Configuring Sendmail An Overview Of How Sendmail Works Sendmail is the most popular Linux program for processing mail. www. then sendmail will attempt to relay it to the appropriate destination mail server via the Simple Mail Transport Protocol or SMTP. Windows users can use an email client such as "Outlook" or "Outlook Express" to download the mail to their local PC via POP. If the mail isn't destined for the mailbox of a local user. Windows users also have the option of either keeping or deleting the mail on the mail server after it has been downloaded.linuxhomenetworking.com =========================================== This chapter will help to show you how to set up a mail server for your home network. If the mail is destined for a local user then sendmail will place the message in that person’s mailbox so that they can retrieve it using one of the methods above. Once the mail arrives on the mail server it can be read in a number of ways: o o Linux users logged into the mail server can read their mail directly using a text based client such as "mail" or a GUI client such as Evolution.

5-7 . the PC of user "A" can delegate the SMTP processing to the mail server.d/sendmail stop [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. Configuring DNS Remember that you will never receive mail unless you have configured DNS for your domain to make your new Linux box mail server the target of the DNS domain's MX record.i386. Install all the packages in this order: [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh sendmail-cf-8.5-7 .12. You can also test whether the sendmail process is running with the pgrep command.d/sendmail start [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.d/sendmail restart o Remember to restart the sendmail process every time you make a change to the configuration files for the changes to take effect on the running process. the chapter on RPMs covers how to do this in detail. See either the Static DNS or Dynamic DNS pages on how to do this.rpm o You can use the chkconfig command to get Sendmail configured to start at boot: [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --level 35 sendmail on o To start/stop/restart sendmail after booting [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.12. Simple sendmail security is outlined on this page. Note:If mail relaying is not configured properly then your mail server could end up relaying SPAM.rpm [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh sendmail-8. Downloading and installing RPMs isn’t hard.5-7 .rpm [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh sendmail-devel-8.linuxhomenetworking.12. o It is best to use the latest version of sendmail as older versions have had a number of security holes.12. As of this writing the latest version of the sendmail suite was version 8.5-7. If you need a refresher.i386. you should get a response of plain old process ID numbers: [root@bigboy tmp]# pgrep sendmail .i386.222 www.com the main advantages of mail relaying is that when a PC user "A" sends mail to another user "B" on the Internet. Installing And Starting Sendmail Most RedHat Linux software products are available in the RPM format.

This must be installed.mc > /etc/mail/sendmail.0+ Errors With The Newaliases Command [root@bigboy mail]# newaliases Warning: . you'll get errors like this when running the script: # RH Ver 7. if not.mc > /etc/sendmail.d/sendmail restart Use this command to make the script executable.cf /etc/mail/sendmail.mc:8: m4: Cannot open /usr/share/sendmailcf/m4/cf. . #!/bin/bash cd /etc/mail make m4 /etc/mail/sendmail.cf file is version 0 No local mailer defined QueueDirectory (Q) option must be set [root@bigboy mail]# Errors With The m4 Command [root@bigboy mail]# m4 /etc/mail/sendmail.cf newaliases /etc/init.mc file.mc > /etc/mail/sendmail.cf m4 /etc/mail/sendmail. The line in the script that restarts sendmail is only needed if you have made changes to the /etc/mail/sendmail.5 supports version 10.Chapter 21: Configuring Linux Mail 223 Restart Sendmail After Editing Your Configuration Files In this chapter we’ll see that Sendmail uses a variety of configuration files which require different treatments in order for their commands to take effect. Delete the appropriate "m4" line depending on your version of RedHat.cf file is out of date: sendmail 8.12.3# RH Ver 8. but it has been included so that you don’t forget. This little script encapsulates all the required post configuration steps.m4: No such file or directory [root@bigboy mail]# . chmod 700 filename You’ll need to run the script each time you change any of the sendmail configuration files described in the sections to follow. This may not be a good idea in a production system. Both the newaliases and m4 commands depend on the sendmail-cf RPM package.

If it isn't running.0 No local mailer defined 554 5.com Errors When Restarting sendmail [root@bigboy mail]# /etc/init. It is always good to monitor this file whenever you are doing changes.d/sendmail restart Shutting down sendmail: [ OK ] Shutting down sm-client: [FAILED] Starting sendmail: 554 5. To become a server.0. then the return value will be blank. SSH or console windows. .linuxhomenetworking.mc File Most of sendmail's configuration parameters are set in this file with the exception of mailing list and mail relay security features. It is often viewed as an intimidating file with its series of structured "directive" statements that get the job done. As mail must be sent to a target IP address even when there is no NIC in the box. We can verify that sendmail is running by first using the pgrep command which will return the sendmail process ID number once sendmail is running. Sendmail therefore uses the loopback address to send mail to users on the local box.224 www. Work in one of them and monitor the sendmail status output in the other using the command [root@bigboy tmp]# tail -f /var/log/maillog The /etc/mail/sendmail.0. Fortunately in most cases you won't have to edit this file very often.1.0.0 QueueDirectory (Q) option must be set [FAILED] Starting sm-client: [ OK ] [root@bigboy mail]# The /var/log/maillog File Sendmail throws all its status messages in the /var/log/maillog file. The two most basic steps in configuring a Sendmail server are to modify this file to enable Sendmail to listen on the NIC interface and to make Sendmail to accept mail from valid web domains. and not a client. Sendmail needs to be also configured to listen for messages on the NIC interface.0. Why Sendmail Only Listens On The Loopback Interface By Default All Linux systems have a virtual loopback interface that only lives in memory with an IP address 127. Open two telnet.

Comment this out if you want dnl to accept email over the network.0.Chapter 21: Configuring Linux Mail 225 [root@bigboy tmp]# pgrep sendmail 22131 [root@bigboy tmp]# We can also see the interfaces on which Sendmail is listening with the “netstat” command. Regenerate The sendmail.0.0 and higher.mc To Make Sendmail Listen On NICs Too To correct this you'll have to comment out the daemon_options line in the /etc/mail/sendmail. However. The sendmail.0. Name=MTA-v6. In our sample network. dnl FEATURE(`accept_unresolvable_domains')dnl dnl FEATURE(`relay_based_on_MX')dnl You need to be careful with the accept_unresolvable_names feature. . and /etc/mail/sendmail.cf file is located in different directories dependent on the version of RedHat you use. See the italicized lines in the example below. so we use "netstat" and "grep" for "25" to see a default configuration listening only on IP address 127. Note: When sendmail starts.mc is a more user friendly configuration file and really is much easier to fool around with without getting burned. bigboy the mail server will not accept email relayed from any of the other PCs on your network if they are not in DNS.0.Addr=::1.0. we have to regenerate a new sendmail.cf file and restart sendmail.cf for its configuration.1.0.1 dnl and not on any other network devices. the laptop and users on computers that do dnl not have 24x7 DNS do need this.mc file with "dnl" statements.cf for versions 8.1 (loopback). /etc/sendmail. dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp. Name=MTA') dnl NOTE: binding both IPv4 and IPv6 daemon to the same port requires dnl a kernel patch dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`port=smtp. Sendmail listens on TCP port 25. It is also good practice to take precautions against SPAM by not accepting mail from domains that don't exist by commenting out the "accept_unresolvable_domains" feature too.cf File Once finished editing the file. it reads the file sendmail.0.0.cf for versions up to 7.0.3. sendmail.0:* LISTEN [root@bigboy tmp]# Edit /etc/mail/sendmail. Family=inet6') dnl We strongly recommend to comment this one out if you want to protect dnl yourself from spam. The chapter on DNS shows how to create your own internal domain just for this purpose.0. dnl This changes sendmail to only listen on the loopback device 127.Addr=127. [root@bigboy tmp]# netstat -an | grep :25 | grep tcp tcp 0 0 127.1:25 0.

linuxhomenetworking.mc > /etc/sendmail.cf Redhat versions 8. To make it less cluttered I usually create two easily identifiable sections in it with all the custom commands I've ever added.0:25 0.0. The first section is near the top where the FEATURE statements usually are.3 [root@bigboy tmp]# m4 /etc/mail/sendmail. Having easily identifiable modifications in this file will make post upgrade reconfiguration much easier.0:* LISTEN [root@bigboy tmp]# A General Guide To Using The sendmail. Sometimes sendmail will archive this file when you do a version upgrade.d/sendmail restart Shutting down sendmail: [ OK ] Starting sendmail: [ OK ] [root@bigboy tmp]# Now Make Sure Sendmail Is Listening On All Interfaces Sendmail should start listening on all interfaces (0.226 www.0.mc > /etc/mail/sendmail.0. Here is a sample: dnl ***** Customised section 1 start ***** dnl dnl FEATURE(delay_checks)dnl FEATURE(masquerade_envelope)dnl FEATURE(allmasquerade)dnl FEATURE(masquerade_entire_domain)dnl dnl dnl dnl ***** Customised section 1 end ***** .0+ [root@bigboy tmp]# m4 /etc/mail/sendmail.mc File The sendmail. and the second section is at the very bottom.0.com Redhat versions up to 7.0) [root@bigboy tmp]# netstat -an | grep :25 | grep tcp tcp 0 0 0.0.cf Restart sendmail to load the new configuration [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.mc file can seem jumbled.0.

100 localhost. 05 Oct 2002 06:48:44 -0400 >>> EHLO localhost.Chapter 21: Configuring Linux Mail 227 The /etc/hosts File It is very important to have a correctly configured /etc/hosts file.100 my-site.my-site.localdomain and not bigboy.com LiteMail v3.my-site. Symptoms Of A Bad /etc/hosts File As discussed above.1..com (Wrong!!!) Sendmail would assume the server's name was my-site and that the domain was all of "." all by itself on the last line.com Hello [67..com" domain and would ignore the security features of the access and relay-domains files we'll describe below.localdomain 250-mx. Recipient Ok >>> DATA .another-site.1. pleased to meet you 250 HELP >>> MAIL From:<root@localhost.my-site.com. [root@bigboy tmp]# sendmail -v example@another-site.com test text test text .168. example@another-site. then you run the risk of having all your mail appear to come from localhost.com bigboy mail www Here the IP address is followed by the hostname.localdomain>.com>..my-site. Sender Ok >>> RCPT To:<example@another-site..another-site... Use the sendmail program to send a sample email to someone in verbose mode.0.com.another-site.1 192.com> 250 <example@another-site. Enter some text after issuing the command and end your message with a single ".. via esmtp.localdomain and not bigboy. Sat. 220 ltmail.221.0. Here is a brief example: 127.mysite.106].120.02(BFLITEMAIL4A)..com".com) followed by the hostname and all the DNS CNAMEs assigned to the server's IP address.com.168.localdomain localhost bigboy. a poorly configured /etc/hosts file can make mail sent from your server to the outside world appear as if it came from users at localhost. If you fail to put the IP address of your NIC in the /etc/hosts file altogether. The server would therefore be open to relay all mail from any ". If bigboy had an entry like this: 192.com.com.localdomain> 250 <root@localhost.domain (bigboy. Connecting to mail. Sendmail uses this file to determine: o o The system name The domains it is responsible for relaying Sendmail looks for the IP address of your NIC in /etc/hosts and then assumes the first name after it is the fully qualified domain name of the server such as bigboy.

com. sleeping for retry The /etc/mail/relay-domains File The /etc/mail/relay-domains file is used to determine domains from which it will relay mail.com. (The newalias command will be explained later): [root@bigboy tmp]# sendmail -v root WARNING: local host name (bigboy) is not qualified. You will probably get an error like this in /var/log/maillog if this happens: Oct 16 10:20:04 bigboy sendmail[2500]: g9GHK3iQ002500: SYSERR(root): savemail: cannot save rejected email anywhere Oct 16 10:20:04 bigboy sendmail[2500]: g9GHK3iQ002500: Losing .linuxhomenetworking.228 www./qfg9GHK3iQ002500: savemail panic Note: You may also get this error if you are using a SPAM prevention program.localdomain.localdomain and will think that the rejected email should be sent to a user on PC2 that may not exist." on a line by itself >>> .. in this example "root". In this case. If mail sent from computer PC1 to PC2 appears to come from a user at localhost. PC2 will see that the mail originated from localhost. all mail sent from my-super-duper-site. >>> QUIT [root@bigboy tmp]# Localhost. An error in the script could cause this type of message too.localdomain is the domain that all computers use to refer to themselves.com . By default. end with ". this file does not exist in a standard RedHat install. my-super-duper-site. Sent (Message accepted for delivery) Closing connection to mail. it is therefore an illegal internet domain. Another set of tell tale errors caused by the same problem can be generated when trying to send mail to a user . for example a script based on the PERL module Mail::Audit.com 354 Enter mail. fix $j in config file [root@bigboy tmp]# newaliases WARNING: local host name (bigboy) is not qualified..another-site. 250 Message accepted for delivery example@another-site. The contents of the relay-domains file should be limited to those domains that can be trusted not to originate spam. fix $j in config file [root@bigboy tmp]# With the accompanying error in /var/log/maillog log file that looks like this: Oct 16 10:23:58 bigboy sendmail[2582]: My unqualified host name (bigboy) unknown.localdomain on PC1 and is rejected.com and not destined for this mail server will be forwarded. or creating a new alias database file. the rejected email will be returned to localhost.

The /etc/mail/access File You can make sure that only trusted PCs on your network have the ability to relay mail via your mail server by using the /etc/mail/access file. The second lists the type of action to be taken when mail from these sources / destinations is received.X network. (In Outlook Express you set this using: Tools Menu -> Accounts -> Properties -> Servers) If you don't take the precaution of using this feature.2 my-site.0.db.0. Despite this. Configuring the /etc/mail/access file will not stop SPAM coming to you.168. everyone on your 192.16 192. my experience has been that control on a per email address basis is much more intuitive via the /etc/mail/virtusertable file.168. Sendmail will REJECT all other attempted relayed mail that doesn't match any of the entries in the /etc/mail/access file. Sendmail has to be restarted after editing this file for the changes to take effect. you may find your server being used to relay mail for SPAM email sites. Keywords include RELAY.0.1.com if its IP address can be found in a DNS reverse zone file: localhost. we allow relaying for only the server itself (127. If you delete /etc/mail/relay-domains. REJECT. Sendmail assumes it could be either and tries to match both. That is to say. Here are the commands to do that: [root@bigboy tmp]# cd /etc/mail [root@bigboy mail]# make Remember that the relay security features of this file may not work if you don't have a correctly configured /etc/hosts file. OK (not ACCEPT) and DISCARD. In the sample file below.1 192. The /etc/mail/access file has two columns.com RELAY RELAY RELAY RELAY RELAY RELAY RELAY You'll then have to convert this text file into a Sendmail readable database file named /etc/mail/access. Remember that a server will only be considered a part of my-site.2. .0. The /etc/mail/access file has more capabilities. There is no third column to state whether the IP address or domain is the source or destination of the mail. such as restricting relaying by IP address or network range and is more commonly used.168.X network and everyone passing email through the mail server from servers belonging to my-site.localdomain localhost 127.Chapter 21: Configuring Linux Mail 229 One disadvantage of this file is that it can only control mail based on the source domain which can be spoofed by SPAM email servers. then relay access is fully determined by the /etc/mail/access file.1. localhost).com.1.1.17 192. the mail server will only relay mail for those PCs on your network that have their email clients configured to use the mail server as their "outgoing SMTP mail server".168.168. two client PCs on your home 192. The first lists IP addresses and domains from which the mail is coming or going. only SPAM flowing through you.

com. o o o If the mailing list member doesn't have an "@" in the name.com Which User Should Really Receive The Mail? Sendmail uses two different methods to determine who the ultimate mail recipient will be. The true destination in the eyes of the mail server could be a local Linux user. Primary Mail Exchanger for my-other-site. The second column lists the single true destination. It could be viewed as a mailing list file. .com and my-other-site. a mailing list entry in the /etc/aliases file or the email address of someone on some other mail server to which the mail should be automatically forwarded." is important): my-other-site. it needs a way of determining whether it is responsible for the mail it receives. MX 10 mail. Here is an example (Remember each ". it assumes the recipient is a local user. It checks these methods in this order: The /etc/mail/virtusertable file This file has two columns. It will then search the first column of the aliases file to see if the recipient isn't on yet another mailing list.230 www.linuxhomenetworking.com The /etc/mail/local-host-names File When sendmail receives mail.com. then sendmail assumes the recipient is on the local box. The first column has the mailing list name (sometimes called a virtual mailbox) and the second column has the members of the mailing list separated by commas.com my-other-site. if this mail server was to accept mail for the domains my-site. This file has a list of hostnames and domains for which sendmail will accept responsibility. o o The first lists the destination to which the original sender intended to send the mail. .com" DNS zonefile point to my-site.com then the file would look like this: my-site.my-site.com. remember to modify the MX record of the "my-other-site.com and the host server. The /etc/aliases file This file has two columns too. If it doesn't find a duplicate.com In this case. For example. It uses the /etc/mail/local-host-names file to do this.my-site.

com paul paul error:nouser User unknown After editing this file you'll have to convert it into a sendmail readable database file named /etc/mail/virtusertable. # Basic system aliases -.com will go to the sales department at my-othersite. Here are the commands to do that: [root@bigboy tmp]# cd /etc/mail [root@bigboy mail]# make The /etc/aliases File This file is really a list of email aliases for local users. The first column lists the target email address and the second column lists the local user’s mail box or remote email address to which the email should be forwarded.com finance@my-site.com goes to local user (or mailing list) "paul" all other users at my-site. and members of the mailing lists in the second column. "named". you may want to delete the comment and change user "marc" to another user. all other mail to my-other-site.these MUST be present.com will go to local user "marc".com receive a "bounce back" message stating "User unknown" webmaster@my-other-site. "lp". etc by system processes will all be sent to user (or mailing list) "root". they will all get a copy of the email message. then it goes through the process all over again to determine each individual in the mailing list and when it is all finished.com webmasters marc sales@my-other-site. "daemon". In the example below. In the example below.com. "apache". mail sent to: o o o o webmaster@my-other-site. "paul" and "finance" at my-site. The /etc/mail/virtusertable file This file contains a set of simple instructions on what to do with received mail.Chapter 21: Configuring Linux Mail 231 o If the recipient is a mailing list. mailer-daemon: postmaster postmaster: root # General redirections for pseudo accounts.. It contains a list of virtual mail boxes (or mailing lists) in the first column.com @my-other-site. Note: The default /etc/aliases file installed with RedHat has the last line of this sample commented out with a "#". "shutdown".com @my-site.com will go to local user (or mailing list) "webmasters". you can see that mail sent to users "bin".com paul@my-site.. "sales" at my-site.db.com sales@my-site.com. . In this case "root" is actually an alias for a mailing list consisting of user "marc" and webmaster@my-site.

# Directors of my SOHO company directors: peter. then consider using a mailing list manager like majordomo. . After editing this file you'll have to convert it into a sendmail readable database file named /etc/aliases. "paul" and "mary". user “root” is only needed update the aliases file.232 www. Here are a few more list examples for your /etc/aliases file.com bin: daemon: lp: shutdown: mail: apache: named: system: manager: abuse: root root root root root root root root root root # trap decode to catch security attacks decode: root # Person who should get root's mail root: marc. If either of these are a problem for you. One is that bounce messages from failed attempts to broadcast goes to all users.brother.linuxhomenetworking.com. The advantage of using mailing list files is that the admin-list file can be a file that trusted users can edit. "brother" and "sister" # My family family: grandma. mail sent to "root" actually goes to user account "marc" and webmaster@my-site.paul.webmaster@my-site. there are some problems with mail reflectors.com" goes to users "grandma". Here is the command to do that: [root@bigboy tmp]# newaliases Simple Mailing Lists Using Aliases In the simple mailing list example above.sister Mail sent to admin-list gets sent to all the users listed in the file /usr/home/admin/admin-list. Mail to "directors@my-site.db. This is important as you will get errors if you add spaces.com Notice that there are no spaces between the mailing list entries for “root”.com" goes to users "peter". Another is that all subscriptions and unsubscriptions have to be done manually by the mailing list administrator.mary Mail sent to "family@my-site. Despite this.

com and not user@bigboy. you'll have to convert it into a sendmail readable database file named /etc/aliases. When sendmail sends email to a local user.db. such as Outlook Express. Configuring masquerading In the DNS configuration.mysite.com. try making root have an alias for a user with a fully qualified domain name. This can be solved by editing your sendmail. In other words you may want your mail server to handle all email by assigning a consistent return address to all outgoing mail.com. To get around this. Here is an example: # Person who should get root's mail root: webmaster@my-site. you may find yourself dumping legitimate mail. based on our settings in the /etc/hosts file. Here is the command to do that: [root@bigboy tmp]# newaliases An Important Note About The /etc/aliases File By default your system uses sendmail to mail system messages to local user "root". it will have no "to:" in the email header.mc configuration file and adding some masquerading commands and directives. but you may not want your website site to be remembered with the word "mail" in front of it.Chapter 21: Configuring Linux Mail 233 # My mailing list file admin-list: ":include:/home/mailings/admin-list" After editing this file.com. This isn't terrible.mc that all outgoing mail originating on bigboy should appear to be coming from my-site. Set up masquerading to modify the domain name of all traffic originating from and passing trough your mail server.com then you have two choices: o o Configure your email client.com. it will appear to come from mail.com Sendmail Masquerading Explained If you want your mail to appear to come from user@mysite. If you then use a mail client like Outlook Express with a SPAM mail filtering rule to reject mail with no to: in the header. this will force sendmail to insert the correct fields in the header.my-site. we made bigboy the mailserver for the domain my-site. These are explained below: . You now have to tell bigboy in the sendmail configuration file sendmail. to set your email address to user@mysite. no matter which server originated the email. if not. This explained later in this chapter in the POP Mail section.

The email envelope contains the "to:" and "from:" used by mailservers for protocol negotiation.com would be masqueraded.com.linuxhomenetworking.com would be masqueraded too.')dnl MASQUERADE_AS(my-site. as Spammers often do. It is the envelope's "from:" which is used when email rejection messages are sent between mail servers. and *my-other-site. Use this with caution.localdomain. such as Outlook Express. The MASQUERADE_DOMAIN directive will make mail relayed via bigboy from all machines in the my-other-site. The "to:" and "from:" in the header is what is used when you use Outlook Express to do a "reply" or "reply all".com. it is detrimental to email delivery to fake the envelope. If this wasn't selected.mysite. mail from sales. Feature "allmasquerade" will make sendmail rewrite both recipient addresses and sender addresses relative to the local machine.com as my-site. The email header is what email clients. • • • • Testing Masquerading The best way of testing masquerading from the Linux command line is to use the "mail -v username" command. Feature "masquerade_envelope" will rewrite the email envelope just as "MASQUERADE_AS" rewrote the header.234 www. It is easy to fake the header. I have noticed that "sendmail -v username" ignores masquerading altogether.com FEATURE(always_add_domain)dnl FEATURE(`masquerade_entire_domain')dnl FEATURE(`masquerade_envelope')dnl FEATURE(`allmasquerade')dnl MASQUERADE_AS(`my-site. only when you are sure you have the authority to do this. the other recipient will see a cc: to an address he knows instead of one on localhost. In other words.')dnl MASQUERADE_DOMAIN(`my-site.com domain appear to come from the MASQUERADE_AS domain of my-site.com.com)dnl • • The MASQUERADE_AS directive will make all mail originating on bigboy appear to come from a server within the domain my-site. This is achieved with the: .com by rewriting the email header. user "root" will not be masqueraded.com. Feature "masquerade_entire_domain" makes sendmail masquerade servers named *my-site.com and my-othersite.com. Feature "always_add_domain" will always masquerade email addresses. say the "to:" and "from:" should be. You should also tail the /var/log/maillog file to verify that the masquerading is operating correctly and check the envelope and header of test email received by test email accounts. then only servers named mysite. If you cc: yourself on an outgoing mail. Other Masquerading Notes By default. even if the mail is sent from a user on the mail server to another user on the same mail server.

org). then you have a few more steps. It will then deny everything else.mc. which specifies the subjects and email addresses to accept. This is fairly simple to do as sendmail always checks the “. Configuring Your POP Mail Server Sendmail will just handle mail sent to your "my-site.forward” file and place an entry in /etc/smrsh Mail-filter will first reject all email based on the “reject” file and will then accept all mail found in the “accept” file. o Update your “.Chapter 21: Configuring Linux Mail 235 EXPOSED_USER(`root')dnl command in /etc/mail/sendmail. Each user on your Linux box will get mail sent to their account's mail folder. The most important modules are: o o o o MailTools IO-Stringy MIME-tools Mail-Audit I have written a script called mail-filter.com" domain. .cpan. Place an executable version of the script in your home directory and modify the script’s $FILEPATH variable point to your home directory Update the two configuration files: mail-filter. PERL doesn’t come with modules that are able to check email headers and envelopes so you will have to download them from CPAN (www. mail-filter.pl that effectively filters out SPAM email for my home system. You'll also have to make your Linux box a POP mail server.reject that specifies those that you should reject. There are a few steps required to make the script work: o o o Install PERL and the PERL modules listed above. By default. Sendmail then looks for the filename in the directory /etc/smrsh and executes it.forward” file in your home directory for the name of this script.accept. I have included a simple script with instructions on how to install the PERL modules in the Appendix. You can comment this out if you like with a "dnl" at the beginning of the line and recompiling / restarting sendmail A Simple PERL Script To Help Stop SPAM It is possible to limit the amount of unsolicited commercial email (UCE or SPAM) SPAM you receive by writing a small script to intercept your mail before it is written to your mailbox. using a mail client such as Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. If you want to retrieve this mail from your Linux box's user account.

i386. Downloading and installing RPMs isn’t hard. Make sure the contents look like this.d like this: [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.236 www. service pop3 { socket_type = stream wait = no user = root server = /usr/sbin/ipop3d log_on_success += HOST DURATION log_on_failure += HOST disable = no } . POP Mail is deactivated by default. If you need a refresher.d/ipop3 file. \ # or fetchmail.d [root@bigboy xinetd. the chapter on RPMs covers how to do this in detail.linuxhomenetworking. [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --level 35 xinetd on o To start/stop/restart POP mail after booting you can use the xinetd init script located in the directory /etc/init. so you’ll have to edit this file to start the program. mutt.d/xinetd restart Remember to restart the POP mail process every time you make a change to the configuration files for the changes to take effect on the running process Configuring Your POP Mail Server The starting and stopping of POP Mail is controlled by xinetd via the /etc/xinetd. Follow the steps below and set the "disable" parameter to "no".d/xinetd start [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. The disable feature must be set to "no" to accept connections. You can install the RPM with this command: [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh imap-2001a-15. [root@bigboy tmp]# cd /etc/xinetd. Therefore to get POP mail configured to start at boot you have to use the chkconfig command to make sure xinetd starts up on booting.rpm o POP mail is started by xinetd.d]# vi ipop3 # default: off # description: The POP3 service allows remote users # to access their mail \ # using an POP3 client such as Netscape Communicator.com Installing Your POP Mail Server Most RedHat Linux software products are available in the RPM format.d/xinetd stop [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. o The IMAP/POP mail suite comes standard with the RedHat installation CDs.

com pointing to account "john2". How To Configure Your Windows Mail Programs All your POP email accounts are really only regular Linux user accounts in which Sendmail has deposited mail. Use your Linux user username and password when prompted. eg.com). set “disable” to “yes” and restart xinetd. John Smith (john@my-site.com pointing to account "john1" and john@my-other-site. you’ll have to edit the /etc/xinetd. Create Linux accounts "john1" and "john2". If you have a user overlap. both users will get sent to the Linux user account "john". o . The POP configuration in Outlook Express for each user should POP using "john1" and "john2" respectively.com. If the users insist on overlapping names then you may need to modify your virtusertable file. You can now configure your email client such as Outlook Express to use your use your new POP / SMTP Mail Server quite easily. Have a virtusertable entries for john@mysite. How to handle overlapping email addresses.d/ipop3 file. Naturally.com and john2@my-other-site. SMTP Set your SMTP mail server to be the IP address / domain name of your Linux mail server.Chapter 21: Configuring Linux Mail 237 You will then have to restart xinetd for these changes to take effect using the startup script in the /etc/init. by default. Here’s how: POP Mail Set your POP mail server to be the IP address of your Linux mail server. For example: john1@my-site. Create the user accounts "john1" and "john2". to disable POP Mail once again.d directory. You have two choices: o Make the user part of the email address is different.com) and John Brown (john@my-other-site.

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1.255.i386. # Set the amount of time in seconds that # a client may keep the IP address default-lease-time 86400.sample Here is a quick explanation of the dhcp.0+ subnet 192. max-lease-time 86400.168.0pl1-9.1.255.168. It uses the commands here to configure your network. # Don't forward DHCP requests from this # NIC interface to any other NIC # interfaces option ip-forwarding off.conf.linuxhomenetworking.conf File When DHCP starts it reads the file /etc/dhcp. # Set the default gateway to be used by # the PC clients option routers 192.0 netmask 255. the RedHat 8. Normally you can find a sample copy of dhcpd.1.1. /usr/share/doc/dhcp-<version-number>/dhcpd.168.0pl1-9.com • For example.201 192.1.rpm • Install the package using the following command: [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh dhcp-3.i386. .rpm The /etc/dhcp.0 RPM as of this writing was: dhcp-3.conf.220.conf in the following directory which you can always use as a guide. there must be a "subnet" section for each interface on your Linux box.0 { # The range of IP addresses the server # will issue to DHCP enabled PC clients # booting up on the network range 192. ddns-update-style interim # Redhat Version 8.168.conf file: Most importantly.240 www.

} There many more options statements you can use to configure DHCP. These include telling the DHCP clients where to go for services such as finger and IRC.conf file: option netbios-name-servers 192.1.0b2pl11) you will need to add the line at the very top of the config file or else you will get errors:: ddns-update-style interim .255.168.168.1. } # # List an unused interface here # subnet 192.168. For example.255.0 (dhcpd version 3.1.100. option subnet-mask 255. # you need to include the following option in the dhcpd.255.222.100. # If you specify a WINS server for your Windows clients.2.0.255.Chapter 22: Configuring The DHCP Server 241 # Set the broadcast address and subnet mask # to be used by the DHCP clients option broadcast-address 192.1. in Redhat Version 8.168. # Set the DNS server to be used by the # DHCP clients option domain-name-servers 192.168.100.0 netmask 255. # Set the NTP server to be used by the # DHCP clients option nntp-server 192. Check the dhcp-options man page after you do your install. The command to do this follows: [root@bigboy tmp]# man dhcp-options Upgrading Your DHCP Server Always refer to this sample file after doing an upgrade as new required commands may have been added.0 { } # You can also assign specific IP addresses based on the clients' # ethernet MAC address as follows (Host's name is "smallfry": host smallfry { hardware ethernet 08:00:2b:4c:59:23.255. fixed-address 192.168.1.

d/dhcpd stop [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. Note: More information on adding Linux routes and routing may be found in the Linux Networking chapter. (In both examples below.d/dhcpd restart • Remember to restart the DHCP process every time you make a change to the conf file for the changes to take effect on the running process.leases" to create the file if it does not exist. You also can test whether the DHCP process is running with the following command.leases file.255. [root@bigboy tmp]# touch /var/lib/dhcp/dhcpd.242 www. always remember to set your PC to get its IP address via DHCP.255. Temporary solution o Add the route to 255. you should get a response of plain old process ID numbers: [root@bigboy tmp]# pgrep dhcpd • Finally.linuxhomenetworking. we’re assuming that DHCP requests will be coming in on interface eth0). You will have to add a route for this address on your Linux DHCP server so that it knows the interface on which to send the reply.255. It does this by sending a standardized DHCP broadcast request packet to the DHCP server with a source IP address of 255. it will request its IP address from the DHCP server.255.d/dhcpd start [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. it will fail unless there is an existing dhcpd. .com How to get DHCP started • Before you start the DHCP server for the first time.leases • Use the chkconfig command to get DHCP configured to start at boot: [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --level 35 dhcpd on • Use the /etc/init. Use the command "touch /var/lib/dhcp/dhcpd.255 from the command line. Modify Your Routes for DHCP on Linux Server When a DHCP configured PC boots.d/dhcpd script to start/stop/restart DHCP after booting [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.255.

0 This dhcpd startup error is caused by not having the following line at the very top of your /etc/dhcpd.255.255.isc.255 dhcp Then.255.255: Unknown host appears then try adding the following entry to your /etc/hosts file: 255.255.255. please visit http://www.0pl1 Copyright 1995-2001 Internet Software Consortium.3 To 8. . which is read on booting. For info.255.255.255.255 dhcp Then.255 dev eth0 o If the message 255.org/products/DHCP ** You must add a ddns-update-style statement to /etc/dhcpd.Chapter 22: Configuring The DHCP Server 243 [root@bigboy tmp]# route add -host 255.conf file: ddns-update-style interim Sample error: Starting dhcpd: Internet Software Consortium DHCP Server V3. try: route add -host dhcp dev eth0 Permanent Solution o Edit /etc/sysconfig/static-routes. and add the following line: eth0 host 255. All rights reserved.255.255 o If this doesn't work properly try adding the following entry to your /etc/hosts file: 255.conf.255. try: eth0 host dhcp Configuring Linux clients to use DHCP Remember to have your Linux based clients configured to have DHCP obtained IP addresses Error Found When Upgrading From Redhat 7.

please get the latest from ftp.com To get the same behaviour as in 3.org mailing list.244 www.linuxhomenetworking. If you intend to request help from the dhcp-server@isc. exiting.0b2pl11 and previous versions. If you did get this software from ftp. please read it before requesting help. [FAILED] . add a line that says "ddns-update-style ad-hoc. please read the section on the README about submitting bug reports and requests for help. ** If you did not get this software from ftp.org and have not yet read the README.isc.isc.please send them to the appropriate mailing list as described in the README file. Please do not under any circumstances send requests for help directly to the authors of this software .conf manual page for more information.org and install that before requesting help.org.isc." Please read the dhcpd.

It is good practice to have at least one server on your network be the local time server for all your other devices. www. There are a number of "Stratum 1" (NTP sites using an atomic clock for timing) and "Stratum 2" (NTP sites with slightly less accurate time sources) sites that allow the general public to synchronize with them.edu/~mills/ntp/servers. . A list of available servers may be found at: http://www.linuxhomenetworking.eecis.conf File How To Get NTP Started Determining If NTP Is Synchronized Properly Configuring Cisco Devices To Use An NTP Server Firewalls and NTP © Peter Harrison. this makes the correlation of system events on different systems much easier.245 Chapter 23 The NTP Server =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 23 The NTP Server What is NTP? Download and Install The NTP Package The /etc/ntp.com =========================================== You can keep accurate time under Linux by synchronizing your system clock with a Network Time Protocol (NTP) Server.html What is NTP? Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a protocol used to help synchronize your system clock with an accurate time source.udel.

the chapter on RPMs covers how to do this in detail.server.i386.com There are a number of freely available NTP client programs for Windows. Downloading and installing RPMs isn’t hard.255 is really a subnet mask limiting access to the single IP address of the remote NTP servers.0 mask 255.255 nomodify notrap noquery The mask statement 255.246 www.i386.255.gov # A stratum 1 server at server. Here is a sample of a home configuration using a pair of sample Internet based NTP servers: • First we specify the servers we’re interested in: server server otherntp.research.255.0 is: ntp-4.168. In this example we’re not allowing them to modify or query our Linux NTP server.1.255.org restrict ntp. You can use them to practice with your new NTP server.gov mask 255.linuxhomenetworking. restrict otherntp.255.1-1.255.org ntp.1.255.1.conf File This is the main configuration file for Linux NTP in which you place the IP addresses of the stratum 1 and stratum 2 servers you want to use. • Now list the NTP clients on our home network which should be querying our server for the time (notice that the noquery has been removed): restrict 192.gov • Then we restrict the type of access you allow these servers.rpm • Install the package using the following command: [root@bigboy tmp]# rpm -Uvh ntp-4.255.255. If you need a refresher.server.255 nomodify notrap noquery mask 255. • The latest version of the RPM for RedHat 8.1-1.rpm The /etc/ntp.research.0 notrust nomodify notrap . Download and Install The NTP Package Most RedHat Linux software products are available in the RPM format.org # A stratum 2 server at research.

you need to make sure the default restrict statement is removed.gov 24 Mar 18:16:43 ntpdate[10255]: adjust time server 200.20. you should get a response of plain old process ID numbers: [root@bigboy tmp]# pgrep ntpd .research.20.conf [root@bigboy tmp]# ntpdate otherntp.1 • Last. If the line is there. It will override all other restrict statements and you’ll find your NTP server will only be communicating properly with itself.100.10 offset 15.gov 24 Mar 18:16:36 ntpdate[10254]: step time server 200.10 offset -0.d/ntpd stop [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.Chapter 23: The NTP Server 247 In this case the mask statement has been expanded to include all 255 possible IP addresses on our local network.266188 sec [root@bigboy tmp]# ntpdate otherntp.000267 sec How To Get NTP Started • To get NTP configured to start at boot: [root@bigboy tmp]# chkconfig --level 35 ntpd on • To start/stop/restart NTP after booting: [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init. • We also want to make sure that localhost (The universal IP address used to refer to a Linux server itself) has full access without any restricting keywords: restrict 127. comment it out like this: #restrict default ignore • Save the file • Do the following commands twice for each new server added to /etc/ntp.0. but most importantly.d/ntpd restart Remember to restart the NTP process every time you make a change to the conf file for the changes to take effect on the running process • You can test whether the NTP process is running with the following command.research.d/ntpd start [root@bigboy tmp]# /etc/init.0.100.

0.379 0.cs.strat 3 u 507 1024 377 115.0.go 2 u 818 1024 125 41.589 28. 1 u 426 1024 377 107.168.anl.333 +taylor.linuxhomenetworking.000 0.392 -mailer1.018 2.1.externa 0.edu 2 u 454 1024 347 54.com Determining If NTP Is Synchronized Properly • Use the following command to see the servers with which you are synchronized: [root@bigboy tmp]# ntpq -p Sample output: remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter ============================================================================== -jj.usno.000 4000.0 16 u 64 0 0.00 snvl-smtp1.conf file not being commented out.028 -dr-zaius.00 • A telltale sign that you haven’t got proper synchronization is when all the remote servers have jitters of 4000 with delay and reach values of zero.0 16 u 64 0 0.000 0.201.979 0.681 -18.168.000 4000.549 1.008 ntp-cup.via.642 *clock. ciscorouter> enable password: ********* ciscorouter# config t ciscorouter(config)# ntp update-calendar ciscorouter(config)# ntp server 192. An explanation of the commands used follows.cs.wis ben.098 3.206 19.edu 2 u 502 1024 357 55.000 4000.00 This could be caused by: o o The restrict default ignore statement in the /etc/ntp.168.0 16 u 64 0 0.cc.000 0.248 www. A firewall blocking access to your Stratum 1 and 2 NTP servers Configuring Cisco Devices To Use An NTP Server Cisco IOS Here are the commands you would use to make your router synchronize with NTP servers with IP addresses 192.wisc.mcs.cs.go ntp0.mcs.000 0.047 -ntp0.cis.424 -3. ben.wisc.umb.127 3.025 1.0.1.edu ntp1.strath harris.00 nist1.1.1024 0 0.0.psc.000 0.anl.net .534 ntp1.0 16 u .993 -15.trim 0.c 0.000 4000.edu gandalf.264 1.sigmaso 3 u 95 1024 377 31.conectiv.0.aol-ca. 2 u 972 1024 377 38.navy.274 -5.cs.100 and 192.GPS.wisc.0.572 milo.000 0.0.0.cs.tr 0. remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter ============================================================================== LOCAL(0) LOCAL(0) 10 l 64 7 0.100 .

greater than 1023).100 ciscoswitch# exit o o o ntp server: Forms a server association with another system.168.1. CAT OS Here are the commands you would use to make your router synchronize with NTP servers with IP addresses 192. You'll have to allow UDP traffic on source/destination port 123 between your server and the Stratum 1/2 server with which you are synchronizing.168.201. . ciscoswitch> enable password: ********* ciscoswitch# set ntp client enable ciscoswitch# ntp server 192. set ntp client enable: Activate the NTP client Firewalls and NTP NTP servers communicate with one another using UDP with a destination port of 123.168.1. the source port isn't a high port (ie. A sample Linux iptables firewall script snippet is in the Appendix.168.100 and 192. An explanation of the commands used follows.168.1. Unlike most UDP protocols.100 ciscoswitch# ntp server 192.1.201 ciscorouter(config)# exit ciscorouter# wr mem o o ntp server: Forms a server association with another system. ntp update-calendar: Configures the system to update its hardware clock from the software clock at periodic intervals. but 123 also.1.Chapter 23: The NTP Server 249 ciscorouter(config)# ntp server 192.

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linuxhomenetworking. www.com =========================================== Sometimes you may have a Cisco PIX 501 firewall protecting your DSL based home network. Network Address Translation (NAT) Network address translation is a method used to help conserve the limited number of IP addresses available for internet purposes. later on this page. The introduction to networking page explains the concept in more detail in addition to other fundamental topics. This chapter covers how to configure it and in addition.251 Chapter 24 Configuring Cisco PIX Firewalls =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 24 Configuring Cisco PIX Firewalls Network Address Translation (NAT) Accessing the PIX command line Sample PIX Configuration: DSL . . specifically how to configure it.Static IPs © Peter Harrison. but first a very basic introduction on how to configure and use the PIX. We will return to the NAT discussion. there is a sample configuration in the appendix.DHCP How To Get Static IPs For DSL Cheaply Sample PIX configuration: DSL .

. Via Telnet o One easy way to get access to any device on your network is using the /etc/hosts file. There is no password in a fresh out of the box PIX and simply hitting the "Enter" key will be enough. Here is a sample in which the PIX firewall "pixfw" has the IP address 192.linuxhomenetworking. o You'll be prompted for a password and will need another password to get into the privileged "enable" mode.1.1.1. Once you’ve set up all your PIX with an IP address you’ll be able to access it via Telnet.my-site.252 www.0.1: # Do not remove the following line. Escape character is '^]'. Connected to pixfw. User Access Verification Password: Type help or '?' for a list of available commands.100 bigboy mail.1.com Accessing the PIX command line Via The Console Port Your Cisco PIX will come with a console cable that will allow you to configure your PIX using terminal emulation software such as Hyperterm... If you are directly connected to the console.1 localhost. you should get a similar prompt too.1.168. Here you list all the IP addresses of important devices that you may want to access with a corresponding nickname.1 pixfw 192.localdomain localhost 192.. You will want to change your "password" and "enable password" right after completing your initial configuration.168. # wr term Building configuration. .0.com o Once connected to the network you can access the PIX via telnet [root@bigboy tmp]# telnet pixfw Trying 192.168.168. # 127. pixfw> enable Password: ******** pixfw# o Use the "write terminal" command to see the current configuration. or various programs # that require network functionality will fail.

by issuing the "configure terminal" command from enable mode prompt.DHCP Configuring PPPoE o DHCP and DSL require you to get a pppoe password and username from your ISP.2(2) nameif ethernet0 outside security0 nameif ethernet1 inside security100 enable password dsjf5sdfgsjrgjwk encrypted passwd sdffg8324dgrggjd encrypted hostname pixfw fixup protocol ftp 21 . in this case "ISP". Most ISPs have a homepage where you can register to get the username and password. you can permanently save your changes by using the "write memory" command: pixfw# wr mem Building configuration. The configuration steps are relatively straight forward. . ask customer service for the URL.. pixfw# conf t pixfw(config)# enable password "enable password here" pixfw(config)# passwd "console password here" pixfw(config)# exit pixfw# o When you've finished configuring. pixfw# conf t pixfw(config)# "Enter commands here" pixfw(config)# exit pixfw# o One of the first things you should do is change the default paswords for the PIX.Chapter 24 : Configuring Cisco PIX Firewalls 253 : Saved : PIX Version 6. You should substitute this username and password for "dsl-username" and "dsl-password" below... authentication type to a profile. password. Cryptochecksum: 3af43873 d35d6f06 51f8c999 180c2342 [OK] pixfw# Sample PIX Configuration: DSL .. (Remember to be in config mode) ip address outside pppoe setroute . o ALL PIX configuration commands need to be done in configuration mode. The VPDN group statements just assign a username...

Due to competition they'll even throw in a DSL modem and even a router for free.linuxhomenetworking.2 or greater for this to work.0.1.0. If DSL .255.1.254 www.168.0.255.253. you will have to set the default gateway on all your servers to be 192.1 255. global (outside) 1 interface nat (inside) 1 0.0 0 0 Dynamic DNS Port Forwarding Entries Here we allow all incoming www traffic (on TCP port 80) destined for the firewall's interface to be forwarded to the web server at 192. the IP address of the PIX is 192.com ip address inside 192.0 0.0 vpdn group ISP request dialout pppoe vpdn group ISP localname dsl-username vpdn group ISP ppp authentication pap vpdn username dsl-username password dsl-password In this example.1. They probably won't ask about the modem and/or router.100 on port 80 (www). then you can reduce your installation costs by: • Ordering DHCP DSL first with the free modem and/or router • Upgrade to static IPs a week later.12.0. If you really want static IP addresses and are willing to pay the higher monthly fee. This service frequently isn't available for users with static IPs which the ISPs frequently feel are businesses.outside) tcp interface www 192.1 You must be using PIX IOS version 6.255.DHCP has assigned an address of 97. you may be able to hit your website using PCs behind your firewall using the firewall's outside interface's IP address as the destination.168. eg: http://firewall-outside-ip-address access-list inbound permit icmp any any access-list inbound permit tcp any any eq www access-group inbound in interface outside static (inside. Once configured.253.100 www netmask 255. will appear to be coming from address 97.158.1. NAT Configuration Here we allow any traffic coming in on the inside (private/protected) interface to be NAT-ted to the IP address of the outside (Public/unprotected) interface of the firewall.255.158. and it becomes bundled in free.12 then the traffic passing through the firewall.1.168.255 How To Get Static IPs For DSL Cheaply Many ISP DSL providers offer cheap DHCP (dynamic IP) service.1.168. from your protected PCs. As the PIX will be acting as your default gateway to the internet.168. .

158.26 192.1.158.253.168. the vpdn statements won’t be required.248 ip address inside 192.0.0 to 192. you won't be able to hit your website from PCs behind your firewall using the public IP address assigned to your web server as the destination.30 In this example.0 255.255.168.158.255.255.253.1.26.25 : global (outside) 1 interface nat (inside) 1 192.168. Only www and DNS (Port 53) traffic is allowed to access it via an access control list applied to the outside interface.255.0.Static IPs PPOE authentication is only required for DSL DHCP. Once you go for static IPs.26 eq www access-list inbound permit tcp any host 97.Chapter 24 : Configuring Cisco PIX Firewalls 255 Sample PIX configuration: DSL . access-list inbound permit tcp any host 97.255.1 255.26 eq 53 access-list inbound permit udp any host 97. The IP address selected for the PIX is 97.168.158.253.1.0 97.24 with a mask of 255. you do not need the vpdn PIX command statements for static IPs ip address outside 97.1.outside) 97.253.26 eq 53 access-group inbound in interface outside static (inside.253.248 (/29).100 netmask 255.255.158.158.253.253.0.168.1. the default gateway is 97.1.253.255.1.0 0. You'll have to ask a friend t check it out. In this example internet subnet that has been assigned is 97. As the PIX will be acting as your default gateway to the internet.255 to be NAT-ted to the IP address of the outside (Public/unprotected) interface of the firewall which is 97. the IP address of the PIX is 192.255.255 0 0 .25.158.158. you will have to set the default gateway on all your servers to be 192.255.168.1 Outgoing Connections NAT Configuration Here we allow connections originating coming from servers connected to the inside (private/protected) interface with an IP address in the range 192.100.0 0 0 Incoming Connections NAT Configuration Here we allow the firewall to handle traffic to a second IP address.0 route outside 0.1.158.1. Once configured. we then allow all incoming traffic to be forwarded to the protected web server which has an IP address of 192. namely 97.253.168.255.158.0.30 If you are converting from dynamic to static IP addresses.168.253.25 255.253.158.

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www.com =========================================== This is a simple guide on how to set up your Cisco DSL router for DHCP using PPPoE.257 Chapter 25 Configuring Cisco DSL Routers =========================================== In This Chapter Chapter 25 Configuring Cisco DSL Routers An Introduction to Network Address Translation (NAT) Introduction to accessing the router command line Sample Configurations Other NAT Topics © Peter Harrison. This page should be suitable for the following Cisco routers: With Built In DSL Modems • 800 series • 1700 / 2600 / 3600 series with the ADSL WIC installed With External DSL Modems • 1700 / 2600 / 3600 series . The examples in this chapter also show how to configure NAT so you can also have a home / SOHO based website.linuxhomenetworking.

.168.0.1 ciscorouter 192. ciscorouter> enable Password: ******** . but first a very basic introduction on how to configure and use Cisco DSL routers. If you are directly connected to the console. User Access Verification Password: Type help or '?' for a list of available commands.linuxhomenetworking.1.. We will return to the NAT discussion. specifically how to configure it. Once you’ve set up all your router with an IP address you’ll be able to access it via Telnet. There is no password in a fresh out of the box Cisco router and simply hitting the "Enter" key will be enough. you should get a similar prompt too.258 www.168.1. Connected to ciscorouter. Here you list all the IP addresses of important devices that you may want to access with a corresponding nickname. o You'll be prompted for a password and will need another password to get into the privileged "enable" mode.com o Once connected to the network you can access the router via telnet [root@bigboy tmp]# telnet ciscorouter Trying 192. # 127.1 localhost.1. Here is a sample in which the router "ciscorouter" has the IP address 192.1. Via Telnet o One easy way to get access to any device on your network is using the /etc/hosts file. Introduction to accessing the router command line Via The Console Port Your Cisco router will come with a console cable that will allow you to configure your PIX using terminal emulation software such as Hyperterm. The introduction to networking page explains the concept in more detail in addition to other fundamental topics. later in this chapter.localdomain localhost 192.1.0.100 bigboy mail. or various programs # that require network functionality will fail.168. Escape character is '^]'.168.com An Introduction to Network Address Translation (NAT) Network address translation is a method used to help conserve the limited number of IP addresses available for internet purposes.my-site.1: # Do not remove the following line.

. ciscorouter# conf t ciscorouter(config)# enable secret ciscorouter(config)# line con 0 ciscorouter(config-line)# password ciscorouter(config-line)# line vty ciscorouter(config-line)# password ciscorouter(config-line)# ^z ciscorouter# o "enable password here" "console password here" 0 4 "telnet password here" When you've finished configuring. .....Chapter 25: Configuring Cisco DSL Routers 259 ciscorouter# o Use the "show running" command to see the current configuration.. Cryptochecksum: 3af43873 d35d6f06 51f8c999 180c2342 [OK] ciscorouter# . by issuing the "configure terminal" command from enable mode prompt.. ! version 12.. o ALL router configuration commands need to be done in configuration mode. ciscorouter# show run Building configuration.1 no service pad service timestamps debug uptime service timestamps log datetime localtime service password-encryption ! hostname ciscorouter ! no logging console no logging monitor logging trap debugging . you can permanently save your changes by using the "write memory" command: ciscorouter# wr mem Building configuration.. You will want to change your "password" and "enable password" right after completing your initial configuration.. . ciscorouter# conf t ciscorouter(config)# "Enter commands here" ciscorouter(config)# exit ciscorouter# o One of the first things you should do is change the default paswords for the router.

Configure the router's PPPoE client so that it !--.1) uses NAT !--. then putting an Internet accessible web server on your home network would be impossible using the routers mentioned above in this configuration.Your ISP may provide you with a different pvc !--. Here is a sample configuration for a Cisco home router.1 255.Configure the DSL interface !--.Configure the home / SOHO network interface's !--.DHCP o DHCP and DSL requires you to get a pppoe password and username from your ISP.1. Remember to be in "config" mode to enter these commands and remember to do a "write memory" at the end to permanently save the configuration Cisco DSL Router With Built-in Modem Configuration (DHCP) ! vpdn enable no vpdn logging !--.255.0 ip nat inside !--. You should substitute this username and password for PPP "username" and "password" listed below.IP address !--. Do the "show run" command before starting to configure your router to see what commands you'll really need.linuxhomenetworking.2) is the inside "private" interface ! interface FastEthernet0 ip address 192.255.can setup a session with the ISP ! vpdn-group pppoe request-dialin protocol pppoe !--. Most ISPs have a homepage where you can register to get the username and password.this interface: !--. Some of the commands listed are part of Cisco's default settings.168. ask customer service for the URL.260 www. Cisco IOS doesn’t support DHCP DSL and NAT.The "ip nat" statement tells your router that !--.com Sample Configurations DSL Router With Built-In Modem .value not necesarily "1/1" ! interface ATM0 o o o . If this is so.

The "ip nat" statement tells your router that !--.1 point-to-point pvc 1/1 pppoe-client dial-pool-number 1 !--. 2) And whose IP address is in the 192.Cisco prefers to run the PPPoE client on a virtual !--."dialer" interface !--. The default ethernet MTU !--. ! !--.This is tied to the real ATM DSL interface with the !--"dialer pool" command.2) is the outside "public" interface ! interface Dialer1 ip address negotiated ip mtu 1492 ip nat outside encapsulation ppp dialer pool 1 !--!--!--!--!--! ppp ppp ppp ! Here are the commands to configure authentication with with your ISP.this interface: !--. Commands for using the "PAP" method are included at the end of this box authentication chap callin chap hostname <username> chap password <password> !--!--!--!--!--- Tells the router to NAT all traffic that passes through it: 1) From the inside to the outside.Chapter 25: Configuring Cisco DSL Routers 261 no ip address no atm ilmi-keepalive bundle-enable dsl operating-mode auto hold-queue 224 in ! interface ATM0.size has been reduced from 1500 to accommodate !--.0 network as given in access list 1 . This example uses the "CHAP" method.1.the PPPoE header overhead.168.1) uses NAT !--.

3) Giving it an outside "public" address that is the !--same as interface Dialer1 gets from the PPPoE !--connection ! ip nat inside source list 1 interface Dialer1 overload ip classless ip route 0.linuxhomenetworking. Some of the commands listed are part of Cisco's default settings. and not the CHAP. type of authentication then you'll have to replace the lines: ppp authentication chap callin ppp chap hostname <username> ppp chap password <password> with only these two: ppp authentication pap callin ppp pap sent-username <username> password <password> o DSL Router With Built-In Modem .0.Static IP o Here is a sample configuration for a Cisco home router with a built-in modem.0.0.com !--.255 If your ISP tells you that you need to do the PAP.1 0.0 0. This example also shows how to use NAT so you can have a web server / mail server / FTP server etc.168.1 service timestamps debug uptime service timestamps log uptime ! hostname ciscorouter ! ip subnet-zero no ip domain-lookup ! bridge irb o o .262 www. Do the "show run" command before starting to configure your router to see what commands you'll really need. in your home network. Remember to be in "config" mode to enter these commands and remember to do a "write memory" at the end to permanently save the configuration Cisco DSL Router With Built-in Modem Configuration (Static IP) Current Configuration: ! version 12.0 dialer1 no ip http server ! access-list 1 permit 192.0.0.0.

26 port 80 (www) will be .The "ip nat" statement tells your router that !--.same as interface BVI1 ! ip nat inside source list 1 interface BVI1 overload !--.1.interface: !--.158.25 255.0 network !--as given in access list 1 !--.translation for the Web server.Tells the router to NAT all traffic that passes !--.Configure the home / SOHO network interface's IP address !--.2) is the inside "private" interface ! interface Ethernet0 ip address 192.1) uses NAT !--.users trying to reach 97.1 255.this interface: !--.The "ip nat" statement tells your router that this !--.255.2) is the outside "public" interface ! interface BVI1 ip address 97.1.168.Chapter 25: Configuring Cisco DSL Routers 263 !--.Cisco prefers to run the PPPoE client on a virtual !--.253.158.(The BVI number always matches the bridge-group number) !--.255. !--.2) And whose IP address is in the 192.255.1) uses NAT !--."BVI" interface !--.3) Must get an outside "public" address that is the !--.This is tied to the real ATM DSL interface with the !--. !--.255.This statement performs the static address !--.168.through it: !--.248 ip nat outside !--. With this statement."bridge-group" command above. !--.0 ip nat inside ! interface ATM0 no ip address no atm ilmi-keepalive pvc 0/35 encapsulation aal5snap ! bundle-enable dsl operating-mode auto bridge-group 1 ! !--.253.1) From the inside to the outside.

in your home network. Do the "show run" command before starting to configure your router to see what commands you'll really need.100 port 80 !--.0.automatically redirected to 192. This example also shows how to use NAT so you can have a web server / mail server / FTP server etc.0 97.1.158.168.0.Static IP o Here is a sample configuration for a Cisco home router with an external modem.Set your default gateway as provided by your ISP ! ip classless ip route 0. Some of the commands listed are part of Cisco's default settings.1.264 www.0.com !--.255 bridge 1 protocol ieee bridge 1 route ip ! end DSL Router With External Modem .253.(www).168.linuxhomenetworking. which in this case is the Web server.30 ! access-list 1 permit 192.0. !--! ip nat inside source static tcp 192.100 80 97.158.0 0.0 0.253.168. Remember to be in "config" mode to enter these commands and remember to do a "write memory" at the end to permanently save the configuration Cisco Router Connected to DSL via External Modem Configuration (Static IP) Current Configuration: ! version 12.1 service timestamps debug uptime service timestamps log uptime ! hostname ciscorouter ! ip subnet-zero no ip domain-lookup ! !--!--!--!--Configure the home / SOHO network interface's IP address The "ip nat" statement tells your router that this interface: 1) uses NAT o o .0.0.1.26 80 extendable !--.

0.253.1 255.With this statement.1.Tells the router to NAT all traffic that passes !--.248 ip nat outside !--.1.255.for the Web server.Set your default gateway as provided by your ISP ! ip classless ip route 0.158.0 0.255 ! end .Chapter 25: Configuring Cisco DSL Routers 265 !--.0 97.158. which in this case !--.253.100 80 97.192.2) is the inside "private" interface ! interface Ethernet0 ip address 192.168.0 network !--as given in access list 1 !--.2) And whose IP address is in the 192.3) Must get an outside "public" address that is the !--same as interface ethernet1 ! ip nat inside source list 1 interface ethernet1 overload !--.This statement performs the static address translation !--.253.168.1.100 port 80 (www). !--.158.168.0.0.26 80 extendable !--.0.0 ip nat inside ! interface Ethernet1 ip address 97.is the Web server.1.255.255.253.through it: !--.168.0 0.30 ! access-list 1 permit 192. !--! ip nat inside source static tcp 192.158.25 255.1) From the inside to the outside.0.1.26 !--.0. !--.255. users trying to reach 97.port 80 (www) will be automatically redirected to !--.168.

25 How To Verify That NAT Is Working Correctly You can use the show ip nat translation command to determine whether NAT is actually occurring as expected: . regardless of port.253.100.253.168.158. to be NAT-ted to 192.100 53 97.com Other NAT Topics Commonly Used TCP And UDP Ports Here are some additional TCP ports you may be interested in for NAT "ip nat inside source static" statements: Protocol FTP SMTP Mail POP3 Mail HTTPS / SSL DNS Port 20.158.158. the command for SMTP mail would be: ip nat inside source static tcp 192.25 53 extendable o To have all traffic trying to reach 97.168.266 www.168.linuxhomenetworking.158.100 25 97.1.168. 21 25 110 443 53 Type TCP TCP TCP TCP UDP o So for example.1.253.26 25 extendable o DNS requires a UDP type NAT statement such as: ip nat inside source static udp 192. then you can use the command: ip nat inside source static 192.100 97.26.1.1.253.

217.34.26 to 192.26. The Inside global address is the IP address of the server presented to the Internet after NAT. o o o o As you can see. 80) [0] .158.219. ..253.1.26 03:29:49: NAT: Allocated Port for 192.6:5698 Outside Cisco uses the following terms for the various IP addresses you’ll find in any NAT translation process.168.168.1. .--67.158.217.34.253.168.1.217.100 on the home network How To Troubleshoot NAT To troubleshoot NAT after you have logged into the router via Telnet requires you to first activate logging to the telnet terminal with the terminal monitor command and then using the debug ip nat detailed command to visualize the translation process..26:80 192. The Outside local the actual IP address of the remote computer on its local network.100:80 67...168.26:80 192. in this case.100 -> 97.253.158. 5698) -> (97.158.253.. The Outside global the IP address of the remote computer as presented on the Internet.6 was communicating with the inside global address of 97. .168.158.. NAT seems to be functioning properly for the web server 192.158.253.253.100.158.1. and more specifically that remote host 67.253.1.6:5698 ciscorouter# Outside local --.34. The example below shows that translation occurs for port 80 traffic (HTTP / www) from address 97.100:80 tcp 97. The Inside local address is the actual IP address of the local server on your home network.26. ciscorouter> enable Password: ******** ciscorouter#term mon ciscorouter#debug ip nat detailed IP NAT detailed debugging is on ciscorouter# 03:29:49: NAT: creating portlist proto 6 globaladdr 97.1.133.26: wanted 80 got 80 03:29:49: NAT: o: tcp (198.Chapter 25: Configuring Cisco DSL Routers 267 ciscorouter> enable Password: ******** ciscorouter#show ip nat translation Pro Inside global Inside local global tcp 97.

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What follows is an introduction to VPN terminology Authentication The process of ensuring that the VPN data received is both unchanged and from the expected source. VPN relationships are established between trusted sites on the Internet making the public network appear to be virtually the same as a private network to the VPN members. .linuxhomenetworking. www.269 Appendix I Miscellaneous Topics =========================================== In This Chapter Appendix I Miscellaneous Topics VPN Terminologies Running Linux Without A Monitor Make Your Linux Box Emulate A VT100 Dumb Terminal Syslog Configuration and Cisco Devices Disk Partitioning Explained The OSI Networking Model TCP/IP Packet Format © Peter Harrison.com =========================================== We briefly discuss some miscellaneous topics in this chapter that are beyond the scope of this book with the intention that you will be stimulated to consider utilizing some of the technologies discussed to improve your website and / or your SOHO network. VPN Terminologies A Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides security for transmission of sensitive information over unprotected networks such as the Internet.

com Encryption The process of encoding VPN data to protect it from unauthorized viewing except by the intended recipient who has the decoder key. Provides authentication and anti-replay services. AH and an ESP are often used in combination with each other. (For more information on the IP protocol. please refer to the OSI model page) Transport mode AH packet format Inserted Original Original DATA IP Header AH Header TCP Header Transport mode AH / ESP packet format Inserted Inserted Original Original DATA IP Header AH Header ESP Header TCP Header . Encapsulating Security Protocol (ESP) The other IPSec security protocol. Transport mode VPNs The original source and destination address of the data being sent over the VPN is unchanged. It does this by adding its own security header to the original IP packet. Provides authentication. without encryption.linuxhomenetworking. It does this by encrypting the data within the packet and then adding its own security header to the original IP packet. encryption. and anti-replay services. IPSec The name given to a number of data communications protocols designed to authenticate and encrypt VPN data to protect it from unauthorized viewing or modification as it is transmitted across a network. As ESP headers don't authenticate the outer IP header like AH headers.270 www. Authentication Header (AH) One of two IPSec security protocols. Here are some examples of what transport mode VPN IP packets will look like. This is called Transport Adjacency.

negotiates IPSec security associations. please refer to the OSI model page) Tunnel mode AH packet format New Inserted Original Original DATA IP Header AH Header IP Header TCP Header Tunnel mode AH / ESP packet format New Inserted Inserted Original Original DATA IP Header AH Header ESP Header IP Header TCP Header Authentication methods IPSec data integrity is usually provided by one of two Hashed Message Authentication Code (HMAC) methods: o o Message Digest 5 (MD5) Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1). Here are some examples of what tunnel mode VPN IP packets will look like.Appendix I : Miscellaneous Topics 271 Tunnel mode VPNs The original source and destination address of the data being sent over the VPN is changed by encapsulating the original IP packet within another IP packet. header and all in an effort to provide an additional layer of security by not revealing the true identities of the servers communicating with each other. . and establishes IPSec keys. Internet Key Exchange (IKE) IKE provides authentication of the IPSec peers. (For more information on the IP protocol. The original packet is frequently encrypted. Encryption methods IPSec usually uses one of two methods to encrypt data: o o The Data Encryption Standard (DES) using a 56-bit encryption key Triple DES using a 168-bit encryption key.

This is done using Certification Authorities.272 www. department. Prior to installing a certificate based VPN. The receiver verifies the signature by decrypting the message with the sender's public key. Each peer then uses the pre-installed CA certificate they have to authenticate with the CA and securely receive the other peer's certificate from the CA using public key cryptography. The VPN devices will also be pre-configured with the CA's certificate. each VPN device must be pre-configured with the certificate generated for them by the CA. Unlike the RSA method. but encrypted using their private key. Each peer then extracts the public key from the certificate they receive from the CA and then uses it to decrypt the certificate they just received from the other peer. During the key exchange. Certificates are managed and issued by Certification authorities (CAs). serial number. A successful exchange requires the receiver to have a copy of the sender's public key and knowing with a high degree of certainty that it really does belong to the sender. The disadvantage is that each pair of VPN connections need set of keys. making it difficult for large scale implementations. or a "in-house" private server that you establish within your organization. there is no CA to provide an impartial audit trail of VPN connection initiations. A CA can either be a trusted public third party. . It will also contain a copy of the entity's public key. such as VeriSign. company. Anything encrypted with one of the keys can only be decrypted with the other. or IP address. As the message could be decrypted using the sender's public key means that the holder of the private key created the message. authentication is complete. Once the the certificates received from the CA and the other peer match. such as a name.com IKE authentication methods There are two main methods of establishing a trusted relationship between two devices that want to create a VPN between themselves: Public key cryptography using RSA encryption RSA overview Each VPN device has its own public and private keys.linuxhomenetworking. This allows you to create a signature when the message is encrypted with a sender's private key. and not to someone pretending to be the sender. the VPN peers authenticate by sending each other the certificate issued to them by the CA. Shared keys The devices at each end of the VPN use a shared key or password. CA overview A digital certificate contains information that identifies a user or device.

This uses UDP packets using port 500. Unusually. the source and destination port is 500. This must also be allowed to pass through unimpeded. VPN Security And Firewalls o o All security devices in the path of a VPN connection will have to allow "protocol 50" between the two VPN devices to ensure that IKE works properly.Appendix I : Miscellaneous Topics 273 IKE's role in creating Security Associations Once authentication is complete. Frequently the device at the other end of the connection is a PC. This includes: • • • • • Packet encryption methods Packet authentication methods Transport versus tunnel mode AH and or ESP usage SA lifetime before it is renegotiated. (SAs are permanent for when manually established) Shared keys The actual keyword used by the encryption and authentication to protect the data. SAs are comprised of two factors: Transforms Describes how the data will be transformed by the VPN to provide the desired security. you may have to open up these ports and protocols to the CA as well. IKE and ISAKMP IKE uses special ISAKMP IP packets using "protocol 50" to establish an Security Association. IKE is then used by the VPN peers to negotiate the security associations (SAs) to be used at each end point. o VPN User Authentication Methods For Temporary Connections The above sections have been slanted towards a permanent connection between purpose built VPN devices. In permanent VPNs. The VPN uses a separate channel through which the encrypted data passes. Here are some authentication methods used in such .

com Types Of Dial Up VPN Authentication Method IKE-XAUTH secured RADIUS Description Usernames and passwords entered into the VPN remote login software are relayed by the VPN device at the remote end to a trusted RADIUS server. In order to login. password in conjunction with a digital key FOB whose authentication serial number changes every few minutes for a login to occur. but also the PIN tied to the FOB plus the FOB's dynamic serial number which is synchronized with the authentication server at the other end of the VPN. Valid usernames and passwords are configured into the VPN device at the other end of the VPN ACE/SecurID Windows Domain Local user database . Remote home user authentication relies on the same username / password combination of the Windows Domain Controller that the user would normally use to login when they are at work. If the username / password combination is valid for remote login then the RADIUS server will authorize the VPN device to continue with the IKE interchange.linuxhomenetworking.274 www. the user not only has to enter the username & password. Software uses a username.

"agetty" may be called just plain "getty".com at friends’ homes and felt badly about borrowing their monitors. A brief configuration guide for minicom follows the section below. You will also need to make sure that you have activated your COM ports in your BIOS settings. Operating costs may not be important at home. In other versions of Linux. The most common occurrence is when the system is hung. Here is a table that lists the physical ports to their equivalent Linux device names. then you'll need a FULL modem cable and testing will have to be done using a dial up connection.linuxhomenetworking. Unfortunately your BIOS may halt the system during the Power On Self Test (POST) if it doesn't detect a keyboard. In such cases. I’ve included this section as I have occasionally hosted the website www. locking out network access. This feature can usually be found on the very first screen under the “Halt On” option. Make sure you disable this feature in the BIOS setup of your PC before proceeding. and I need to get to it by using: • A notebook PC with a console cable connected to the COM port. For non-modem connectivity (PC to PC) connect a NULL modem cable to the COM port you want to test. but will be in a corporate environment with large numbers of Linux servers racked in data centers. the COM1 and COM2 ports are controlled by a program called "agetty". Port Linux "agetty" Device Name ttyS0 ttyS1 COM1 COM2 .Appendix I : Miscellaneous Topics 275 Running Linux Without A Monitor You can reduce the cost of ownership of your Linux system by not using a VGA monitor. Having access via the COM ports has also helped me in both the home and business situations. o o o Configuration Steps In RedHat Linux. access to the Linux box can be more cheaply provided via the COM port. connect the other end to the client PC running "Hyperterm" or whatever terminal emulation software you are using. One popular Linux equivalent to Hyperterm is “minicom”. • A modem connected to the COM port • Telnet to login to a terminal server that has one of its ports connected to the Linux box’s COM port Preparing To Go “Headless” o One of the advantages of this method is that you don't need a keyboard either. but "agetty" usually isn't activated when you boot up unless its configuration file /etc/inittab is modified. This creates what is also known as a “headless” system. If you're using a modem for connectivity.

com The following lines added to /etc/inittab will configure your COM ports for terminal access: # Run COM1 and COM2 gettys in standard runlevels S0:235:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 19200 ttyS0 vt102 S1:235:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 19200 ttyS1 vt102 In summary. To do this you'll have to edit the /etc/securetty file which contains the device names of tty lines on which root is allowed to login. Hit "enter" a couple times. it dies. these lines mean: o o o At boot time. The "-L" means ignore modem control signals. and celebrate when you see something like this: Red Hat Linux release 8. user "root" will not be able to log in from a terminal. for whatever reason.0 (Psyche) Kernel 2. Connect the console / modem cable between the client and your Linux box. 3 or 5. this option should be omitted if you are connecting the port to a modem.4.276 www. when the system enters runlevels 2. Just add ttyS0 and ttyS1 to the list if you need this access. .linuxhomenetworking. The respawn means that agetty will restart automatically if. "agetty" must attach itself to devices ttyS0 and ttyS1 and emulate a VT102 terminal running at 19200 baud.18-14 on an i586 bigboy login: Note: By default. The next step is to restart the "init" process to re-read /etc/inittab [root@bigboy tmp]# init q Now you need to configure the terminal client such “as Hyperterm” to match the speed settings in /etc/inittab.

Minicom will clash with your agetty configuration explained in the previous section. In other words a “headless” system cannot be used to access another “headless” system using the “headless” COM port. It is simple to use mainly because it uses a text based GUI. o o You will first need to go through all the relevant steps listed in the “Preparing to go Headless” section of this chapter to ensure you have the right type of cable and correct BIOS settings. You therefore have to disable the agetty configuration for the port on which you wish to run minicom. Other systems using minicom can use COM2 to access this system. You can make your Linux box emulate a dumb terminal quite easily. not the use of using Linux to dial a modem. (This section will focus on the notebook scenario. Edit /etc/inittab # Run COM1 and COM2 gettys in standard runlevels #S0:235:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 19200 ttyS0 vt102 S1:235:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 19200 ttyS1 vt102 Restart init [root@bigboy tmp]# init q o Run minicom in setup mode using the minicom –s command [root@bigboy tmp]# minicom –s o You will get the setup menu .Appendix I : Miscellaneous Topics 277 Make Your Linux Box Emulate A VT100 Dumb Terminal Dumb terminals can be loosely defined as devices that allow you to log in to your system via the COM port. We then need to restart the init process to reload the new /etc/inittab settings. There are a number of reasons to do this: • You run Linux on a notebook and you need to use it to access a hung “headless” Linux server via the COM port • You need to gain access to a modem connected to the COM port. COM1 will therefore be used for outbound minicom connections to other systems. In the case below we disable agetty on COM1 by commenting out the ttyS0 agetty statements in the /etc/inittab file.) Configuration Steps The most commonly used Linux terminal emulation program is minicom. Here are the steps you’ll need to go through to get it working.

this time without the “-s” [root@bigboy tmp]# minicom o Hit enter and you should get a login prompt Welcome to minicom 2.Callout Program : | | E Bps/Par/Bits : 19200 8N1 | | F . I18n Compiled on Jun 23 2002. Make the speed match that of the remote “headless” system and make sure the correct serial COM device is chosen. | | Exit | | Exit from Minicom | ---------------------------o Select the serial port setup menu item. Press CTRL-A Z for help on special keys bigboy login: o o To exit minicom you type CTRL-A.. F-key Macros.Hardware Flow Control : No | | G . ------------------------------------------| A Serial Device : /dev/ttyS0 | | B .linuxhomenetworking. Select the “Save setup as dfl” to make this your saved default setting and then “Exit from Minicom” Make sure the other system is correctly configured for headless operation. Also make sure that flow control is off. then X Non “root” users will get a “permission denied” message if they use minicom as the COM ports are not normally accessible to regular users. Device /dev/ttyS0 is COM1 and /dev/ttyS1 is COM2. The way to get around this is for user “root” to . then Z.com ------[configuration]------| Filenames and paths | | File transfer protocols | | Serial port setup | | Modem and dialing | | Screen and keyboard | | Save setup as dfl | | Save setup as. Connect the cables between the systems Re-enter minicom.00.0 OPTIONS: History Buffer.278 www. 16:41:20.Lockfile Location : /var/lock | | C Callin Program : | | D .Software Flow Control : No | | | | Change which setting? | ------------------------------------------o o o o Select the “Modem and dialing” option and make sure the “Init string” and “Reset string” settings are blank. Search History Buffer.

or add selected trusted users to your sudo configuration. Remember that minicom will reset the privileges to the COM port each time you change the configuration with “minicom –s” so you may find yourself having to run chmod from time to time. [root@bigboy tmp]# chmod o+rw /dev/ttyS0 .Appendix I : Miscellaneous Topics 279 either give everyone read/write access using the chmod command below.

The value provided must be in the format FF.100 Catalyst CAT Switches running CATOS By default Cisco switches also send syslog messages to their logging server with a default facility of local7.280 www.1. The following examples will show how to have a different log file for each class of device.1. then you may also want to switch off all logging to /var/log/messages as suggested above for the home/SOHO environment. Cisco Routers By default Cisco routers send syslog messages to their logging server with a default facility of local7.168. Routers. We won't set the facility in this case. therefore making routers and switches log to the same file.linuxhomenetworking. firewalls and load balancers each logging with a different facility can each have their own log files for easy troubleshooting. service timestamps log datetime localtime no logging console no logging monitor logging 192. We won't change this facility either. but we can tell the router to timestamp the messages and make the messages have the source IP address of the loopback interface.168.1.com Syslog Configuration and Cisco Devices Syslog reserves facilities "local0" through "local7" for log messages received from remote servers and network devices. set set set set logging logging logging logging server enable server 192.100 level all 5 server severity 6 Cisco Local Director Local Directors use the "syslog output" command to set their logging facility and severity.100 which we set up in the previous section. In all the network device configuration examples below we are logging to the remote Linux logging server 192. If you have a large data center.168. switches.severity) using the numbering scheme below: .SS (facility.

168. syslog output 20.1.7 no syslog console syslog host 192.100 .Appendix I : Miscellaneous Topics 281 Facility local 0 local 1 local 2 local 3 local 4 local 5 local 6 local 7 FF Value 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Severity System unusable Immediate action required Critical condition Error conditions Warning conditions Normal but significant conditions Informational messages Debugging messages SS Value 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Here we using facility LOCAL4 and logging debugging messages and above.

282 www. You specify the facility with an intuitive number using the "logging host" command and set the severity with the "logging subsystem" command.168. logging logging logging logging logging logging on standby timestamp trap notifications facility 19 host inside 192.1.linuxhomenetworking.100 facility 6 set logging subsystem all info-6 logging commands enable . This example shows the CSS11000 logging facility LOCAL 6 and severity level 6 (Informational) logging host 192.1. Facility Logging Facility Command Value 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 local 0 local 1 local 2 local 3 local 4 local 5 local 6 local 7 This configuration example assumes that the logging server is connected on the side of the "inside" protected interface. We're sending log messages to facility LOCAL3 with a severity level of 5 (Notification) set by the "logging trap" command.100 Cisco CSS11000 (Arrowpoints) This configuration for this is more straight forward.168.com Cisco PIX Filewalls PIX firewalls use the following numbering scheme to determine their logging facilities.

debug /var/log/cisco/ciscold # # All LOCAL6 messages (debug and above) go to the CSS file ciscocss # local6.conf File # # All LOCAL3 messages (debug and above) go to the firewall file ciscofw # local3.debug /var/log/cisco/ciscofw # # All LOCAL4 messages (debug and above) go to the Local Director file ciscold # local4.Appendix I : Miscellaneous Topics 283 The Sample Cisco syslog.notice ciscoinfo .notice /var/log/cisco/ciscoinfo local7.debug /var/log/cisco/ciscocss # # All LOCAL7 messages (debug and above) go to the ciscoacl # This includes ACL logs which are logged at severity debug # local7.debug ciscoacl # # LOCAL7 messages (notice and above) go to the ciscoinfo # This excludes ACL logs which are logged at severity debug # local7.debug /var/log/cisco/ciscoacl local7.

What Is A Partition? A partition is a means of dividing your hard disk into multiple sections.com Disk Partitioning Explained Here’s some interesting information on how Linux handles hard drives and their partitions. This allows you to be able to boot different operating systems from the same disk. Partitions cannot be moved or resized without destroying the data on them. What Is A Filesystem? Filesystems can be considered as being the directory structures on a disk partition that contains all the files. everything appears to be a single set of "folders" or directories.284 www. The directory allocation will be: Partition /var/log /var Directory Allocation All files in directory /var/log and all the subdirectories underneath /var/log All files in /var except the contents of directory /var/log and all the subdirectories underneath /var/log . In other words. for example. In Linux. Most Windows users would be familiar with the analogous terms "folders" and "subfolders". The choice of which subdirectories belong in which partition is made when you partition the hard drive. Linux and Windows. each of which is treated as a separate disk by your operating system.linuxhomenetworking. the partitions hide underneath unseen to the regular user. Linux partitions handle all files in the subdirectory of your choice. If you create a file system called "/var" and another called "/var/log". whereas Linux users would be familiar with the terms "directories" and "sub-directories". How Linux Links Filesystems And Partitions In Windows. a disk with two partitions would most likely find itself with a "C:" drive and a "D:" drive each with a separate set of folders.

a corrupted root filesystem will make your system unbootable from the hard drive. In most cases. /boot The /boot partition contains the Linux kernel which is the "master control program". there is a high possibility that you will lose all your data. If all your files are located in a root filesystem that becomes corrupted. This reduces the need to reformat the "root" partition if it becomes corrupted. Most Linux systems then will then become multi-user systems by changing their runlevel and executing the associated startup scripts including those that will mount the remaining file systems. swap Used as a location to place data temporarily if RAM memory becomes full.com The RedHat default partitioning scheme used during the Linux installation should be sufficient for most home / SOHO systems.linuxhomenetworking. Redhat Linux creates this partition automatically. Also Known As "root" The root filesystem ("/") contains the files necessary for the system to boot up in single user mode with the bare minimum of functionality. Recommended Sizes For Disk Partitions Here are some allocation suggestions that may be useful. It is for this reason that you should consider placing similar files in dedicated partitions. but also the normal functioning of Linux. RedHat automatically creates this partition and usually makes it about twice the amount of system RAM. not only for controlling the boot process. This is a generous guide. you may look at the bottom of the table to see the settings I used for the 4GB hard disk I used to first run www. .Appendix I : Miscellaneous Topics 285 What Partitions Are Mandatory? The mandatory partitions are: "/". especially if you have more than 4GB. Usually recovery requires reformatting the root file system and doing a Linux reinstall.

/ Usually called "root" /boot Automatically determined by RedHat 50 (approx) Automatically determined by RedHat 50 (approx) 1.com Some Recommended Partition Sizes Partition Size Workstation / Home Web Server (MB) Swap 2X Physical Memory 100 Size Mail Server (MB) Purpose of the Partition 2X Physical Memory 100 Used as a location to place data temporarily if RAM memory becomes full Base system program files Configuration files Libraries Device drivers Assigned automatically by RedHat.0+ GB 500+ 1.linuxhomenetworking. /home Variable Variable .0+ GB 750+ 500+ 750+ N/A 250+ Third party software Man pages (Help files) Error log files Print queues (Needed only if you plan to do printing) Mail queues Temporary files Multiply the expected number of users by the amount of disk space you want to assign per user.0+ GB 250+ /usr /var /var/log /var/spool /var/spool/mail /tmp 2. Remember MP3s fill disks quickly.5+ GB 500 4. Contains the system kernel files.286 www.

These are the settings I used for the hard disk I used to first run this site. [root@bigboy root]# df -k Filesystem 1K-blocks /dev/hda3 505636 /dev/hda1 46636 /dev/hda5 505605 /dev/hda7 830104 /dev/hda2 4633108 /dev/hda6 256667 [root@bigboy root]# Used Available Use% Mounted on 90002 389529 19% / 9164 35064 21% /boot 87915 391586 19% /home 17632 770304 3% /tmp 1797504 2600252 41% /usr 169577 73838 70% /var What Can I Do When I Run Out Of Disk Space? o o If it is in the /home partition. then you can consider deleting some of your log files in /var/log. you can ask users to delete unnecessary files such as downloaded software and MP3s If it is in the /var partition.Appendix I : Miscellaneous Topics 287 How Much Space Do I Have On My Partitions? You can use the "df" command. See the logging page for a description of the log files and how you can use the "logrotate" command to help reduce their size. o . You may want to also consider backing up files and then deleting them.

It consists of layers of sub-applications. In the home environment. • Used as a means of not tying the address of the server to its MAC address.linuxhomenetworking.288 www.com The OSI Networking Model The Open System Interconnection (OSI) protocol suite acts as a framework for designing network based applications. For example. The Seven OSI Layers Layer Name Description Application 7 Applicati on Presentat ion • The user interface to the application Telnet FTP Sendmail 6 • Converts data from one presentation format to another. email text entered into Outlook express being converted into SMTP mail formatted data. Ensures that unacknowledged data is retransmitted. each building on the lower ones to provide a complete connectivity solution. • Handles the routing of data between links that are not physically connected together. Your network address can stay the same if the NIC is replaced. Each layer generally has "hooks" into the layer immediately above and below it so that the data can flow smoothly through the sub-applications designed to handle each layer. • Error control and timing of bits speeding down the wire between two directly connected devices. Detailed descriptions of TCP. data is frequently sent using the MAC addresses of the NIC cards of the communicating devices. • Also allows you to select your own numbering scheme for the global network independent of the MAC address which in rare cases could also be duplicated. UDP. • Defines the electrical and physical characteristics of the network cabling and interfacing hardware TCP UDP 5 Session 4 Transport 3 Network IP ARP 2 Link Ethernet ARP 1 Physical Ethernet . • Manages continuing requests and responses between the applications at both ends over the various established connections. • Manages the establishment and tearing down of a connection. • Also provides the option of having multiple addresses of the same networking protocol being assigned to the same MAC address. IP and ARP can be found in the Introduction to Networking chapter. Correctly re-sequences data packets that arrive in the wrong order.

The server sending the data usually sets the TTL to a value high enough to reach it's destination without being discarded. For example. Defines the type of protocol header to expect at the end of this header. Time to live. MF Bit Fragment Offset TTL Protocol Header checksum Source Address Destination Address Indicates the IP address of the server sending the data Indicates the IP address of the server intended to receive the data . This value is decremented by each router through which the packet has passes. Version 6. IP Header TCP/UDP Header DATA Contents Of The IP Header Field IP Version Description The version of IP being used. 6 = TCP. Version 4. When the value reaches zero. Total length of the IP header Total length of the IP packet IHL Total Length DF Bit Indicator to tell whether the data in the packet may be fragmented into smaller packets due to limitations of the communications line Indicator to tell whether this data in this packet is the last one of a stream of fragments. 17 = UDP Used to ensure that the header contents are error free. the packet is discarded by the router. The TTL decrement feature is used by routers as an additional precaution to prevent the packet from mistakenly being routed around the Internet in an infinite loop due to a routing error. then this specifies where in the complete datagram the data in this packet should be inserted. is the current version used by most devices on the Internet.Appendix I : Miscellaneous Topics 289 TCP/IP Packet Format The TCP/IP packet contains an IP header followed by a TCP or UDP header followed by the TCP/UDP data. is a newer format which allows for a much more vast range of addresses. Internet Header Length. If this packet is part of a fragmented datagram.

the buffer space available for incoming data) Used to ensure that the header contents are error free.com Contents Of The TCP Header Field Source and Destination Port Sequence Number Description Identifies points at which upper-layer source and destination processes receive TCP services. In the connection-establishment phase. Specifies the length of the UDP header and data Used to ensure that the header contents are error free. including the SYN and ACK bits used for connection establishment. Usually specifies the number assigned to the first byte of data in the current message. Length of the TCP header. this field also can be used to identify an initial sequence number to be used in an upcoming transmission. Contains upper-layer information Acknowledgment Number Data Offset Flags Window Checksum Data Contents Of The UDP Header Field Source and Destination Port Length Checksum Description Identifies points at which upper-layer source and destination processes receive TCP services. and the FIN bit used for connection termination. Specifies the size of the sender's receive window (that is.linuxhomenetworking. Contains the sequence number of the next byte of data the sender of the packet expects to receive.290 www. . Carries a variety of control information.

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.............................................................................................................................................................320 Reverse Zone File For A Home Network Using NAT ..............296 Sendmail SPAM Filter Script ...........................................................................319 DNS Zone File For my-other-site...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................com =========================================== Here we have samples of all the scripts used in the previous chapters............................................................. www.....................................................................................................................................................322 Sendmail Sample /etc/mail/local-host-names File .............mc File .........................................................................330 © Peter Harrison...............320 Sendmail Sample /etc/mail/access File ....................................................................................................................326 ICMP Codes.............................................................................................319 Forward Zone File For A Home Network Using NAT ..............................................294 Apache File Permissions Script ..............................................................................................................................................................linuxhomenetworking................com ..................................................................... Scripts and Configurations ..............323 Sendmail Sample /etc/mail/sendmail............ 293 Subnet Calculator Script ...............................324 Sendmail Sample /etc/mail/virtusertable File...........................................................com ................................305 IPtables Complex script ...............................................................................305 DNS Zone File For my-site...... Scripts and Configurations =========================================== In This Chapter Appendix II........................................................................................................303 IPtables FTP Server ............................................................. ..........................................................................................................Static DSL Configuration.............................................................................DHCP DSL Configuration.....293 Appendix II Codes............329 Cisco PIX Firewall ...............................................................................................327 Cisco PIX Firewall ......322 Sendmail Sample /etc/aliases File .....................................................304 IPtables NTP Server..........................................................................................297 IPtables FTP Client....................................................................................................................................................... 293 Codes...............

sh .255.252" fi if [ "$netmask" = "/29" ].255. then netmask="255. then netmask="255. then netmask="255.255.255.255.248" fi if [ "$netmask" = "/28" ].255.255.255.294 www.linuxhomenetworking.255.255. then netmask="255.sh IP-address subnet-mask # # (c) SiliconValleyCCIE.255.com # # # Get the IP address. then netmask="255.128" fi . the subnet mask and broadcast address of # the external interface # IPADDR=$1 netmask=$2 # # Convert "/" notation to dotted decimal # if [ "$natmask" = "/30" ].com Subnet Calculator Script #/bin/bash # # subnet-calc.192" fi if [ "$netmask" = "/25" ].240" fi if [ "$netmask" = "/27" ].255.255.255” or in # the range /24 to /30 # # Usage: # # subnet-calc. then netmask="255.224" fi if [ "$netmask" = "/26" ].Calculates subnets given an IP address and subnet mask # The subnet mask must begin with “255.

/ /g' /g' /g' /g' | | | | awk awk awk awk '{print '{print '{print '{print $1}'`" $2}'`" $3}'`" $4}'`" # # Get the size of the subnet # subnet_size=$[256-$netmask_octet_4] # # Get the last octet of the network address # if [ "$netmask_octet_4" = "0" ]./ 's/\.255.$IPADDR_octet_3.Appendix II : Codes.0" fi # # Get the last octet of the subnet mask # netmask_octet_4="`echo $netmask | sed -e 's/255.$IPADDR_octet_3./ 's/\.//g'`" # # Get first three octets of the IP address # IPADDR_octet_1="`echo IPADDR_octet_2="`echo IPADDR_octet_3="`echo IPADDR_octet_4="`echo $IPADDR $IPADDR $IPADDR $IPADDR | | | | sed sed sed sed -e -e -e -e 's/\.255. Scripts and Configurations 295 if [ "$netmask" = "/24" ]. then subnet_base="0" else subnet_base=$[$IPADDR_octet_4/$subnet_size] subnet_base=$[$subnet_base*$subnet_size] fi SUBNET_BASE=$IPADDR_octet_1.$IPADDR_octet_2./ 's/\.$IPADDR_octet_2. then netmask="255.$subnet_base SUBNET_BROADCAST=$IPADDR_octet_1.$[$subnet _base-1+$subnet_size] echo echo echo echo echo echo echo echo "IP Address : "$IPADDR "Network Base Address : "$SUBNET_BASE "Broadcast Address : "$SUBNET_BROADCAST "Subnet Mask "Subnet Size : "$netmask : "$subnet_size IP Addresses .

. [root@bigboy tmp] Here’s how it’s done: #!/bin/sh # # fix-www-perms. .com # for i in `find $1` do if [ -d $i ] . . [root@bigboy tmp]# .296 www..htm .Recursively fixes file permissions in a www directory # so that Apache may serve the pages correctly # # (c) SiliconValleyCCIE.. then chmod 755 $i echo $i else chmod 644 $i echo $i fi done ...htm /home/www/webpages/file2.linuxhomenetworking. The script will print out a list of all the files it’s modified to the screen.sh .com Apache File Permissions Script The first argument of the script is the target directory and must have a trailing "/".sh /home/www/webpages/ /home/www/webpages/ /home/www/webpages/file1./fix-www-perms..

pl • Go to directory /etc/smrsh and create a logical link to the mail-filter. • The script reads the “reject” file and rejects any matching emails. [root@bigboy mailuser]# cd /etc/smrsh [root@bigboy smrsh]# ln –s /home/mailuser/ mail-filter. MIME-tools & Mail-Audit modules in that order. • The script will reject emails in which your email address doesn’t appear in the “TO:”. IO-Stringy. • Place mail-filter. “BCC:” emails are therefore denied. Scripts and Configurations 297 Sendmail SPAM Filter Script One of the good things about having a Linux box at home is that you can create your own customized SPAM filter. You do not have to have an “@” sign in the configuration files’ entries. then it denies everything else. • The script will match addresses in both the TO: and FROM: of the received email. • You will have to go to www.forward file in your home directory with the following text: . it then reads the accept file and accepts any matching emails.org to download and install a variety of PERL modules beforehand.pl file there.pl will log all accepted and denied emails in a file called mail-filter. Here is a summary of its operation: • This script is called mail-filter. Each file has two columns.reject lists all the mail to reject. File mail-filter. • The first column has either the word “subject:” or “address:” and the second column has either a subject string (inclusive of spaces) or a single address entry.cpan. Here is a sample I’ve used at home for some time.Appendix II : Codes. Look at this file from time to time as you may find yourself rejecting too much traffic which will require you to modify the configuration files. “FROM:” or “CC:”.pl • Create a .log. • The script is very tolerant of email addresses.pl • It uses two configuration files. o o o Click on the CPAN home page's "modules” link Click the "All Modules" listing and download and install the MailTools. If you receive emails as part of mailing lists. put the name of the mailing list in your “accept” file. • Mail-filter. Here’s how to install the script: • The script runs using the PERL scripting language which is installed by default on RedHat. The script will match on a partial address too.pl in your $HOME directory (default login directory) • Use the “chmod” command to make it executable [root@bigboy mailuser]# chmod 700 mail-filter.accept lists all the mail to accept and file mailfilter. The CPAN modules page also has a link on how to install the modules.

html # # PERL modules needed from http://www.PERL Script # # by Peter Harrison © www.com #!/bin/bash | ~/mail-filter.pl • You should then be ready to go! The mail-filter.com # # Reference pages # # http://search.org/author/SIMON/Mail-Audit-2.298 www.accept File address: my-address@mysite.LinuxHomeNetworking.pm # http://simon-cozens.com address: cnn subject: Alumni Association The mail-filter.cpan.linuxhomenetworking.index.1/Audit. IO-Stringy.forward file with the following line in it # #/bin/bash # | ~/mail-filter.org/modules/01modules. # # Spam filter variables # .com subject: porn The mail-filter Script #!/usr/bin/perl # # # Mail-filter .cpan.html # # Need to install the following modules: # # MailTools. MIME-tools & Mail-Audit in this order # # Need to have: # # a logical link to this file in /etc/smrsh # .org/writings/mail-audit.pl # use Mail::Audit.reject File address: spammer@spammer.

= $FILEPATH . # # Get the bad subjects / address # if ($type =~ /subject/i){ $badsubjects{$value} = "$type".reject". $ITEM->from(). "mail-filter. study $FROM. sub Mail_Filter { my my my my %badsubjects %badaddresses %goodsubjects %goodaddresses = = = = (). $ITEM->to(). $type) = &Strip_Record($record). &Mail_Filter.accept". Scripts and Configurations 299 $FILEPATH = "/home/mailuser/".Appendix II : Codes. "mail-filter. } if ($type =~ /address/i){ $badaddresses{$value} = "$type". study $SUBJECT. chomp($DATE = `date '+ %m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S'`). "$REJECT_FILE"). . $ITEM->cc(). $ITEM->subject(). chomp($FROM. my ($value. (). (). $FILEPATH .log". (). } } close (REJECT_FILE). "mail-filter. study $TO. "". $FILEPATH . $SUBJECT). $CC. study $CC. exit. # # Read in the configuration files # open (REJECT_FILE. #################### Don't edit below here ################### $ITEM $FROM $TO $CC $SUBJECT $DATE $INBOX_LOG $ACCEPT_FILE $REJECT_FILE = = = = = = = = Mail::Audit->new. $TO. while(<REJECT_FILE>){ my $record = $_.

&Reject_Mail("yes"). &Reject_Mail("no"). } } close (ACCEPT_FILE). "$ACCEPT_FILE"). } # # Accept emails to/from these addresses # for my $criteria (keys %goodaddresses) { . $type) = &Strip_Record($record). } if ($type =~ /address/i){ $goodaddresses{$value} = "$type". # # Get the good subjects / address # if ($type =~ /subject/i){ $goodsubjects{$value} = "$type". while(<ACCEPT_FILE>){ my $record = $_. } # # Reject email to/from these addresses # foreach my $criteria (keys %badaddresses) { next unless ($TO =~ /$criteria/i) or ($CC =~ /$criteria/i) or ($FROM =~ /$criteria/i).linuxhomenetworking.com open (ACCEPT_FILE. my ($value. &Reject_Mail("yes"). # # Reject by subject # foreach my $criteria (keys %badsubjects) { next unless $SUBJECT =~ /$criteria/i.300 www. } # # Accept some subject lines # for my $criteria (keys %goodsubjects) { next unless $SUBJECT =~ /$criteria/i.

"address"). &Reject_Mail("no"). $domain) = split(/\@/. } sub Strip_Record{ my $record = shift(@_).*?)\s*$/$1/. return ($person .$record). $fields[1]). } else{ return ($fields[1]."\@" . # # Return the subjects / addresses # if ($fields[0] =~ /subject/i){ return ($fields[1]. Scripts and Configurations 301 next unless ($TO =~ /$criteria/i) or ($CC =~ /$criteria/i) or ($FROM =~ /$criteria/i). open (LOG. my @fields = split(/\:/. } elsif ($fields[0] =~ /address/i){ if ($fields[1] =~ /\@/){ my ($person. "address"). $fields[1] =~ s/^\s*(. "subject"). # # Log message receipt to file # if ($ok =~ /yes/i){ print LOG "REJECT $DATE To: $TO From: $FROM Subject: $SUBJECT\n". ">> $INBOX_LOG"). } . } } } sub Reject_Mail { my $ok = shift(@_). # # Split out the fields in the record and strip out #leading/trailing white space # chomp $record.Appendix II : Codes. } # # Reject everything else # &Reject_Mail("yes"). $domain. $ITEM->reject.

com else{ print LOG "ACCEPT $DATE To: $TO From: $FROM Subject: $SUBJECT\n".302 www. $ITEM->accept. } .linuxhomenetworking. exit. } close(LOG).

RELATED -j ACCEPT #=============================================================== #=============================================================== # Select one of the following two #=============================================================== #=============================================================== #--------------------------------------------------------------# FTP connections from your Linux server # Active FTP data connection established back from remote server #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A -m state iptables -A -m state INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp --sport 20 --dport 1024:65535 \ --state NEW -j ACCEPT OUTPUT -o eth0 -p tcp --dport 20 --sport 1024:65535 \ --state ESTABLISHED.RELATED -j ACCEPT .RELATED -j ACCEPT #--------------------------------------------------------------# FTP connections from your Linux server # Passive FTP data connection established from your Linux server #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A -m state iptables -A -m state OUTPUT -o eth0 -p tcp --dport 1024:65535 --sport 1024:65535 \ --state NEW -j ACCEPT INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp --sport 1024:65535 --dport 1024:65535 \ --state ESTABLISHED.Appendix II : Codes. Scripts and Configurations 303 IPtables FTP Client # .Interface eth1 is the private network interface modprobe ip_conntrack_ftp #--------------------------------------------------------------# FTP connections from your Linux server # Outbound FTP requests on control connection (port 21) #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A -m state iptables -A -m state OUTPUT-o eth0 -p tcp --sport 1024:65535 --dport 21 \ --state NEW -j ACCEPT INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp --sport 21 --dport 1024:65535 \ --state ESTABLISHED.Interface eth0 is the internet interface # .

Interface eth1 is the private network interface modprobe ip_conntrack_ftp #--------------------------------------------------------------# FTP connections to your Linux server # Inbound FTP requests on control connection (port 21) #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A -m state iptables -A -m state INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 21 --sport 1024:65535 \ --state NEW -j ACCEPT OUTPUT-o eth0 -p tcp --dport 1024:65535 --sport 21 \ --state ESTABLISHED.com IPtables FTP Server # .linuxhomenetworking.Interface eth0 is the internet interface # .RELATED -j ACCEPT .304 www.RELATED -j ACCEPT #=============================================================== #=============================================================== # Select one of the following two #=============================================================== #=============================================================== #--------------------------------------------------------------# FTP connections to your Linux server # Active FTP data connection established back to client from # your server #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A -m state iptables -A -m state OUTPUT -o eth0 -p tcp --sport 20 --dport 1024:65535 \ --state NEW -j ACCEPT INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 20 --sport 1024:65535 \ --state ESTABLISHED.RELATED -j ACCEPT #--------------------------------------------------------------# FTP connections to your Linux server # Passive FTP data connection established to your Linux server # from remote client #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A -m state iptables -A -m state INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp --sport 1024:65535 --dport 1024:65535 \ --state NEW -j ACCEPT OUTPUT -o eth0 -p tcp --dport 1024:65535 --sport 1024:65535 \ --state ESTABLISHED.

168.158.Interface eth0 is the internet interface # .1.Interface eth1 is the private network interface iptables -A OUTPUT -o eth0 -p udp -m multiport --ports 123 \ -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -p udp -m multiport --ports 123 \ -j ACCEPT IPtables Complex script #!/bin/bash # # DNS.158.1. Scripts and Configurations 305 IPtables NTP Server # .0" address EXTERNAL_SUBNET_BROADCAST="97. mail.7.101" forwarding and masquerading INTERNAL_NET="192.158. and web servers running on a firewall used as \ # the Internet NAT gateway for a home network # modprobe ip_conntrack_ftp modprobe iptable_nat #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#= # # The variables in this section are site specific and should be # changed to match your network # #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#= EXTERNAL_INT="eth1" INTERNAL_INT="eth0" private network EXTERNAL_IP="97.253.168.168.0/24" address space # Internet-connected interface # Interface connected to the # your IP address # ISP network segment base # network segment broadcast # NOC subnet that monitors the # Test webserver for port # Protected internal network .25" EXTERNAL_SUBNET_BASE="97.253.255" address NOC_SUBNET="180.253.Appendix II : Codes.0/24" firewall with pings WEBSERVER="192.

linuxhomenetworking.Clear and recreate existing chains prior to # adding rules to the chains # #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#= .200.203.113" server # address of a remote time # address of a remote time # address of a remote time #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#= # # The variables below should not normally be changed as they # are not site specific # #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#= LOOPBACK="127.0.com TIME_SERVER1="192.206" server TIME_SERVER3="207.0.0.168.6.127" server TIME_SERVER2="65.0.0/12" networks RESERVED_IP_10_SPACE="10.0/4" RESERVED_IP_FUTURE="240.0.0/8" RESERVED_IP_192_SPACE="192.16.0.0.81.0.0/16" RESERVED_IP_172_SPACE="172.0/8" networks RESERVED_IP_MULTICAST="224.306 www.60.0.38.0.0/5" use HIGH_PORTS="1024:65535" clients using servers # reserved loopback address range # class C private networks # RFC1918 172 space B private # RFC1918 10 space private # Multicast addresses # IP addresses reserved for future # High TCP/UDP ports used by #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#= # # Define the names of the user defined chains we'll be using # #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#= ADDITIONAL_CHAINS="INPUT-external OUTPUT-icmp-external local-tcp-client local-ntp-client valid-tcp-flags valid-source-address LOG-and-drop" OUTPUT-external \ INPUT-icmp-external \ remote-tcp-client \ remote-ntp-server \ established-connection \ valid-destination-address \ #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#= # # Prepare Chains .

#--------------------------------------------------------------iptables iptables iptables iptables --flush -t filter --flush -t nat --flush -t mangle --flush #--------------------------------------------------------------# Delete all the user defined chains.Appendix II : Codes. then # The policy should be to drop it #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables iptables iptables iptables iptables --policy INPUT DROP --policy OUTPUT DROP --policy FORWARD DROP -t nat --policy POSTROUTING ACCEPT -t nat --policy PREROUTING ACCEPT #--------------------------------------------------------------# The loopback interface should accept all traffic #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT iptables -A OUTPUT -o lo -j ACCEPT #--------------------------------------------------------------# Re-create our user-defined chains #--------------------------------------------------------------for i in $ADDITIONAL_CHAINS. Scripts and Configurations 307 #--------------------------------------------------------------# Delete all entries in the built-in tables. # We'll recreate them in the next step #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables iptables iptables iptables --delete-chain -t filter --delete-chain -t nat --delete-chain -t mangle --delete-chain #--------------------------------------------------------------# If a packet doesn't match one of the built in chains. do iptables -N $i .

308 www.22.Port 113 # FTP control . initiated from local machine to # remote server #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A local-tcp-client -p tcp --dport $HIGH_PORTS \ --syn -m state --state NEW -j ACCEPT #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# # # TCP Rules .Port 21 #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A local-tcp-client -p tcp \ -m multiport --dport 25.linuxhomenetworking.Port 25 # SSH .Local machine initiating connections to a # remote server # # TCP responses from the remote server are handled # by the established-connection chain # #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# iptables -A OUTPUT-external -p tcp --sport $HIGH_PORTS \ -j local-tcp-client #--------------------------------------------------------------# Local client rules for: # # SMTP .com done #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# # # TCP Rules .Remote machines initiating connections to # local server # # TCP responses from the local server are handled # by the established-connection chain # .Port 22 # AUTH (ident) .21.113 \ --syn -m state --state NEW -j ACCEPT #--------------------------------------------------------------# Passive FTP data.

Port 22 # POP mail .25.Port 25 # SSH .Appendix II : Codes.Source and Destination port the same (123) #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A OUTPUT-external -p udp -m multiport --ports 123 \ -j local-ntp-client iptables -A INPUT-external -p udp -m multiport --ports 123 \ -j remote-ntp-server iptables -A local-ntp-client -p udp -d $TIME_SERVER1 \ -j ACCEPT iptables -A local-ntp-client -p udp -d $TIME_SERVER2 \ -j ACCEPT iptables -A local-ntp-client -p udp -d $TIME_SERVER3 \ .110 \ -j ACCEPT #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# # # UDP Rules # #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# #--------------------------------------------------------------# NTP time client .Port 53 # AUTH (ident) .Port 110 # DNS .22.Port 80 # HTTPS .53.Port 21 #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A remote-tcp-client -p tcp -m state --state NEW \ -m multiport --dports 80.Port 113 # FTP control .21. Scripts and Configurations 309 #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# iptables -A INPUT-external -p tcp --sport $HIGH_PORTS \ -j remote-tcp-client #--------------------------------------------------------------# Local server rules for: # # HTTP (www) .443.Port 443 # SMTP .

310 www.com -j ACCEPT iptables -A remote-ntp-server -p udp -s $TIME_SERVER1 \ -j ACCEPT iptables -A remote-ntp-server -p udp -s $TIME_SERVER2 \ -j ACCEPT iptables -A remote-ntp-server -p udp -s $TIME_SERVER3 \ -j ACCEPT #--------------------------------------------------------------# DNS server to DNS server queries via UDP #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A OUTPUT-external -p udp -m multiport --ports 53 \ -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT-external -p udp -m multiport --ports 53 \ -j ACCEPT #--------------------------------------------------------------# Remote DNS clients querying local DNS server via UDP #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A INPUT-external -p udp --sport $HIGH_PORTS --dport 53 \ -j ACCEPT iptables -A OUTPUT-external -p udp --sport 53 --dport $HIGH_PORTS \ -j ACCEPT #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# # # Port forwarding statements # # (FORWARD statements related to ESTABLISHED and RELATED traffic # is covered in the CORE Chains section) # #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# #--------------------------------------------------------------# Allow port forwarding on port 8080 to port 80 on server $WEBSERVER #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp -i $EXTERNAL_INT -d $EXTERNAL_IP \ .linuxhomenetworking.

# Connections on port 80 to the target machine on the private # network must be allowed.Appendix II : Codes. #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A FORWARD -p tcp -i $EXTERNAL_INT -o $INTERNAL_INT -d $WEBSERVER \ --dport 80 --sport 1024:65535 -m state --state NEW -j ACCEPT #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# # # Rules in the section below should not normally be changed # for most firewalls. Scripts and Configurations 311 --dport 8080 --sport 1024:65535 -j DNAT --to $WEBSERVER:80 #--------------------------------------------------------------# After DNAT. the packets are routed via the filter table's FORWARD chain. They include not responding to packets with # the following bad characteristics: # # 1) Incorrect TCP flags in the header # 2) Attempts to connect or respond to bogus IP addresses # 3) Attempts to connect or respond to applications not suitable # for use over the Internet # # All the user defined chains are also tied to the built in # INPUT and OUTPUT chains in this section # #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# #=# #=# #=# CORE Chains .Start #=# #=# #=# #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# # # Install the User-defined Chains on the built-in # INPUT and OUTPUT chains # .

linuxhomenetworking.312 www.com #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# #--------------------------------------------------------------# Check TCP packets for invalid state flag combinations #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -j valid-tcp-flags iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp -j valid-tcp-flags #--------------------------------------------------------------# Verify valid source and destination addresses for all packets #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables iptables iptables iptables -A -A -A -A INPUT -p ! tcp -j valid-source-address INPUT -p tcp --syn -j valid-source-address INPUT -j valid-destination-address OUTPUT -j valid-destination-address #--------------------------------------------------------------# Already established connections should be allowed #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A INPUT -j established-connection iptables -A OUTPUT -j established-connection #--------------------------------------------------------------# Start the protocol specific rules #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A INPUT -i $EXTERNAL_INT -d $EXTERNAL_IP -j INPUT-external iptables -A OUTPUT -o $EXTERNAL_INT -s $EXTERNAL_IP -j OUTPUT-external #--------------------------------------------------------------# Allow all bidirectional traffic from your firewall to the protected network #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A INPUT -j ACCEPT -p all -s $INTERNAL_NET -i $INTERNAL_INT iptables -A OUTPUT -j ACCEPT -p all -d $INTERNAL_NET -o $INTERNAL_INT #--------------------------------------------------------------# Allow masquerading # Enable routing by modifying the ip_forward /proc filesystem file #--------------------------------------------------------------- .

RELATED -j ACCEPT #--------------------------------------------------------------# Log all other packets. # Allowed outbound: New. the packets are routed via the filter # table's FORWARD chain.Stop #=# #=# #=# #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# # # Check for incorrect TCP state flags # # # All state bits zeroed . The default policy will also drop them #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A INPUT -j LOG-and-drop iptables -A OUTPUT -j LOG-and-drop #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# #=# #=# #=# CORE Chains . Scripts and Configurations 313 iptables -A POSTROUTING -t nat -o $EXTERNAL_INT -s $INTERNAL_NET \ -d 0/0 -j MASQUERADE echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward #--------------------------------------------------------------# Prior to masquerading. established and related connections # Allowed inbound : Established and related connections # # These statements handle both FORWARD-ing for both MASQUERADE # and port forwarding # #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A FORWARD -t filter -i $INTERNAL_INT -m state \ --state NEW.RELATED -j ACCEPT iptables -A FORWARD -t filter -i $EXTERNAL_INT -m state \ --state ESTABLISHED.ESTABLISHED.Appendix II : Codes.

0/16 -j DROP 192.RST -j LOG-and- #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# # # Source and Destination Address Sanity Checks # # Drop packets from networks covered in RFC 1918 (private nets) # Drop packets from external interface IP # Drop directed broadcast packets # #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# iptables iptables iptables iptables iptables iptables iptables iptables iptables iptables iptables -A -A -A -A -A -A -A -A -A -A -A valid-source-address valid-source-address valid-source-address valid-source-address valid-source-address valid-source-address valid-source-address valid-source-address valid-source-address valid-source-address valid-source-address -s -s -s -s -s -s -s -d -s -s -s $RESERVED_IP_10_SPACE -j DROP $RESERVED_IP_172_SPACE -j DROP $RESERVED_IP_192_SPACE -j DROP $RESERVED_IP_MULTICAST -j DROP $RESERVED_IP_FUTURE -j DROP $LOOPBACK -j DROP 0.0.linuxhomenetworking.FIN SYN.0.255 -j DROP 169.FIN FIN -j LOG-and-drop ACK.PSH PSH -j LOG-and-drop ACK.com # FIN set ACK cleared # PSH set ACK cleared # URG set ACK cleared # SYN and FIN set # SYN and RST set # FIN and RST set # #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# iptables iptables iptables iptables iptables drop iptables drop iptables drop -A -A -A -A -A valid-tcp-flags valid-tcp-flags valid-tcp-flags valid-tcp-flags valid-tcp-flags -p -p -p -p -p tcp tcp tcp tcp tcp --tcp-flags --tcp-flags --tcp-flags --tcp-flags --tcp-flags ALL NONE -j LOG-and-drop ACK.RST FIN.314 www.0/8 -j DROP 255.FIN -j LOG-and- -A valid-tcp-flags -p tcp --tcp-flags SYN.255.254.255.RST -j LOG-and-A valid-tcp-flags -p tcp --tcp-flags FIN.0.URG URG -j LOG-and-drop SYN.0.RST SYN.2.0/24 -j DROP $EXTERNAL_IP -j DROP iptables -A valid-destination-address -d $EXTERNAL_SUBNET_BASE -j DROP iptables -A valid-destination-address -d $EXTERNAL_SUBNET_BROADCAST -j DROP iptables -A valid-destination-address -d $RESERVED_IP_MULTICAST -j DROP .

Parameter problem # .Time exceeded # . Scripts and Configurations 315 #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# # # ICMP # #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# iptables -A INPUT-external -p icmp -j INPUT-icmp-external iptables -A OUTPUT-external -p icmp -j OUTPUT-icmp-external #--------------------------------------------------------------# Drop fragmented ICMP packets #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A INPUT-icmp-external --fragment -j LOG-and-drop iptables -A OUTPUT-icmp-external --fragment -j LOG-and-drop #--------------------------------------------------------------# Allow outbound pings #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A OUTPUT-icmp-external -p icmp --icmp-type echo-request \ -m state --state NEW -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT-icmp-external -p icmp --icmp-type echo-reply -j ACCEPT #--------------------------------------------------------------# Allow inbound pings from the NOC #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A INPUT-icmp-external -p icmp -s $NOC_SUBNET \ --icmp-type echo-request -m state --state NEW \ -j ACCEPT iptables -A OUTPUT-icmp-external -p icmp --icmp-type echo-reply \ -d $NOC_SUBNET -j ACCEPT #--------------------------------------------------------------# Accept the following ICMP Messages # # .Destination unreachable .Fragmentation needed # .Appendix II : Codes.Source quench # .

linuxhomenetworking.316 www.com #--------------------------------------------------------------iptables -A unreachable iptables -A ACCEPT iptables -A ACCEPT iptables -A ACCEPT iptables -A ACCEPT iptables -A -j ACCEPT iptables -A ACCEPT INPUT-icmp-external -p icmp --icmp-type destination-j ACCEPT INPUT-icmp-external -p icmp --icmp-type parameter-problem -j INPUT-icmp-external -p icmp --icmp-type time-exceeded -j INPUT-icmp-external -p icmp --icmp-type source-quench -j OUTPUT-icmp-external -p icmp --icmp-type source-quench -j OUTPUT-icmp-external -p icmp --icmp-type fragmentation-needed OUTPUT-icmp-external -p icmp --icmp-type parameter-problem -j #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# # # Log and drop chain # #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# iptables -A LOG-and-drop -j LOG --log-ip-options --log-tcp-options \ --log-level debug iptables -A LOG-and-drop -j DROP #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# # # Already ESTABLISHED connections accepted # #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# iptables -A established-connection -m state \ --state ESTABLISHED.RELATED -j ACCEPT iptables -A established-connection -m state --state INVALID \ -j LOG-and-drop #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# # # OS supplied protection # #=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=# #--------------------------------------------------------------- .

Respond to queries out # the same interface. Scripts and Configurations 317 # Disable routing triangulation.Appendix II : Codes. Helps to maintain state # Also protects against IP spoofing #--------------------------------------------------------------echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/all/rp_filter #--------------------------------------------------------------# Enable logging of packets with malformed IP addresses #--------------------------------------------------------------echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/all/log_martians #--------------------------------------------------------------# Disable redirects #--------------------------------------------------------------echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/all/send_redirects #--------------------------------------------------------------# Disable source routed packets #--------------------------------------------------------------echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/all/accept_source_route #--------------------------------------------------------------# Disable acceptance of ICMP redirects #--------------------------------------------------------------echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/all/accept_redirects #--------------------------------------------------------------# Turn on protection from Denial of Service (DOS) attacks #--------------------------------------------------------------echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_syncookies #--------------------------------------------------------------# Disable responding to ping broadcasts #--------------------------------------------------------------echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts . not another.

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seconds 3600 . Inet Address of name server . . NS www . seconds . seconds 3600 . todays date + todays serial # 3600 . The full zone file . hostmaster. . Zone file for my-other-site. Scripts and Configurations 319 DNS Zone File For my-site.my-site. .my-other-site. refresh. seconds .com.0. minimum. .253. todays date + todays serial # 3600 . . ( 200211151 . serial. Inet Address of name server my-site. The full zone file . seconds 3600 .158. seconds 3600 ) . Primary Mail Exchanger A A CNAME 127.1 97.com .com . refresh. ( 200211152 . $TTL 3D @ IN SOA www.com. expire.26 www DNS Zone File For my-other-site.com . localhost www mail MX 10 mail .Appendix II : Codes.my-site. Zone file for my-site.my-othersite. serial.com. NS www . $TTL 3D @ IN SOA www. minimum.0.com. . retry. retry. expire. seconds 3600 .com.com . hostmaster. seconds 3600 ) .

100 smallfry A 192.my-site-internal.com my-other-site. seconds 3600 ) . serial# 3600 . . $TTL 3D @ IN SOA www. . you could access it as mail.my-site-internal.my-site-internal.0. .my-siteinternal. retry. .1.1.1 bigboy A 192.168. NS www .my-site-internal.1.my-site. seconds 3600 .com.168.320 www. localhost A 127. For mail.linuxhomenetworking. minimum.253.com. .com in which we can also access bigboy as bigboy. The full zone file . refresh. Zone file for my-site-internal.1.1.1 97. . expire.com .102 firewall A 192. Primary Mail Exchanger A A 127. As server bigboy is also a mail and web server we have also added CNAMEs so that you can access 192. hostmaster. seconds 3600 .168.158.com.100.0.com. There is also an entry for one of the home PCs named smallfry which you can now additionally access as smallfry. .com which maps to 192.168. localhost www MX 10 mail.com.com and for web applications you could access it as www. seconds .com.1 www mail CNAME CNAME bigboy bigboy Reverse Zone File For A Home Network Using NAT . Inet Address of name server .0.168.my-site-internal.26 Forward Zone File For A Home Network Using NAT Here is an example for a zone file for my-site-internal.100 by one of two aliases depending on the role you wish it to play.0. ( 200211152 .

1. seconds 2H .x . NS www . Inet Address . expire.com.X network using the same principles you used for a public network.my-site-internal. seconds 4W . .my-site-internal.com. Now you’ll get correct responses for both forward and reverse lookups using the host or nslookup commands.168.my-site-internal.com. $TTL 3D @ IN SOA www.com. refresh. firewall. hostmaster.168. serial number 8H . retry. Scripts and Configurations 321 You can also create a reverse zone file for the home network on the 192.my-site-internal.com. . seconds . Zone file for 192. .Appendix II : Codes. 100 102 1 PTR PTR PTR bigboy.1.my-site-internal. seconds 1D ) . ( 200210023 . minimum. smallfry.

cf is part of the sendmail-doc # package. (search for access_db in that file) # The /usr/share/doc/sendmail/README. >>>>>>>>>> >> NOTE >> >>>>>>>>>> The program "newaliases" must be run after this file is updated for any changes to show through to sendmail. but WILL be visible over networks or from /bin/mail. mailer-daemon: postmaster postmaster: root # General redirections for pseudo accounts. bin: root daemon: root adm: root lp: root sync: root shutdown: root halt: root .localdomain RELAY localhost RELAY 127.1 RELAY # # Relay messages from the local subnet 192.linuxhomenetworking.0.322 www.cf file for a description # of the format of this file.these MUST be present.2 (Berkeley) 3/5/94 Aliases in this file will NOT be expanded in the header from Mail. localhost.168 RELAY Sendmail Sample /etc/aliases File # # # # # # # # # # @(#)aliases 8.0.com Sendmail Sample /etc/mail/access File # Check the /usr/share/doc/sendmail/README.. # # by default we allow relaying from localhost.. # Basic system aliases -.

com .my-site.com www.com Sendmail Sample /etc/mail/local-host-names File # local-host-names .com mail.include all aliases for your machine here.my-site.Appendix II : Codes. # my-site. Scripts and Configurations 323 mail: news: uucp: operator: games: gopher: ftp: nobody: apache: named: xfs: gdm: mailnull: postgres: squid: rpcuser: root rpc: ingres: system: toor: manager: root dumper: abuse: newsadm: news newsadmin: usenet: ftpadm: ftpadmin: ftp-adm: ftp ftp-admin: root root root root root root root root root root root root root root root root root root root root root news news ftp ftp ftp # trap decode to catch security attacks decode: root # Person who should get root's mail root: t689ndtw@my-site.

my-other-site.mc File divert(-1) dnl This is the sendmail macro config file.true)dnl define(`PROCMAIL_MAILER_PATH'.db')dnl define(`confPRIVACY_FLAGS'.provider') define(`confDEF_USER_ID'.my-other-site. `A')dnl dnl TRUST_AUTH_MECH(`EXTERNAL DIGEST-MD5 CRAM-MD5 LOGIN PLAIN')dnl dnl define(`confAUTH_MECHANISMS'.com ns.com Sendmail Sample /etc/mail/sendmail.`/usr/share/ssl/certs/ca-bundle. `EXTERNAL GSSAPI DIGEST-MD5 CRAM-MD5 LOGIN PLAIN')dnl dnl define(`confCACERT_PATH'. `authwarnings.com ns. `1m')dnl define(`confTRY_NULL_MX_LIST'. `/etc/mail/statistics')dnl define(`UUCP_MAILER_MAX'. `/etc/mail/userdb.`/usr/bin/procmail')dnl define(`ALIAS_FILE'.my-site.324 www.cf by running the following command: dnl dnl m4 /etc/mail/sendmail.restrictqrun')dnl define(`confAUTH_OPTIONS'. `2000000')dnl define(`confUSERDB_SPEC'.noexpn.m4') VERSIONID(`linux setup for Red Hat Linux')dnl OSTYPE(`linux') dnl dnl Uncomment and edit the following line if your mail needs to be sent out dnl through an external mail server: dnl dnl define(`SMART_HOST'.pem') .linuxhomenetworking.`/usr/share/ssl/certs/sendmail.`/usr/share/ssl/certs/sendmail.mc > /etc/mail/sendmail.your.com # my-other-site. dnl you need the sendmail-cf rpm installed and then have to generate a dnl new /etc/mail/sendmail.``8:12'')dnl undefine(`UUCP_RELAY')dnl undefine(`BITNET_RELAY')dnl dnl define(`confAUTO_REBUILD')dnl define(`confTO_CONNECT'. If you make changes to this file. `/etc/aliases')dnl dnl define(`STATUS_FILE'.crt') dnl define(`confSERVER_CERT'.pem') dnl define(`confSERVER_KEY'.cf dnl include(`/usr/share/sendmail-cf/m4/cf.com www.true)dnl define(`confDONT_PROBE_INTERFACES'.my-other-site.com mail.`/usr/share/ssl/certs') dnl define(`confCACERT'.`smtp.novrfy.

`hash -o /etc/mail/mailertable. Family=inet6') dnl We strongly recommend to comment this one out if you want to protect dnl yourself from spam.db')dnl FEATURE(`blacklist_recipients')dnl dnl dnl dnl ***** Customised section 1 start ***** dnl dnl FEATURE(always_add_domain)dnl FEATURE(`masquerade_entire_domain')dnl FEATURE(`masquerade_envelope')dnl FEATURE(`allmasquerade')dnl FEATURE(delay_checks)dnl dnl FEATURE(genericstable.`procmail -t -Y -a $h -d $u')dnl FEATURE(`access_db'.`hash -T<TMPF> -o /etc/mail/access. `5d')dnl dnl define(`confQUEUE_LA'. the laptop and users on computers that do dnl not have 24x7 DNS do need this.1. `18')dnl define(`confTO_IDENT'.`hash -o /etc/mail/virtusertable.`dnl')dnl FEATURE(`smrsh'.0.db')dnl FEATURE(redirect)dnl FEATURE(always_add_domain)dnl FEATURE(use_cw_file)dnl FEATURE(use_ct_file)dnl dnl The '-t' option will retry delivery if e.Addr=127.g.0. FEATURE(local_procmail. `12')dnl dnl define(`confREFUSE_LA'.Appendix II : Codes. Name=MTA') dnl NOTE: binding both IPv4 and IPv6 daemon to the same port requires dnl a kernel patch dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`port=smtp. dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp. dnl FEATURE(`accept_unresolvable_domains')dnl dnl FEATURE(`relay_based_on_MX')dnl . `hash -o /etc/mail/genericstable')dnl dnl GENERICS_DOMAIN_FILE(`/etc/mail/genericstable')dnl dnl dnl dnl ***** Customised section 1 end ***** dnl dnl dnl EXPOSED_USER(`root')dnl dnl This changes sendmail to only listen on the loopback device 127. Name=MTA-v6.`'. the user runs over his quota. However.`/usr/sbin/smrsh')dnl FEATURE(`mailertable'.db')dnl FEATURE(`virtusertable'.Addr=::1. Scripts and Configurations 325 dnl define(`confTO_QUEUEWARN'.1 dnl and not on any other network devices. `4h')dnl dnl define(`confTO_QUEUERETURN'. `0')dnl dnl FEATURE(delay_checks)dnl FEATURE(`no_default_msa'.0. Comment this out if you want dnl to accept email over the network.0.

com @my-site.Limits command usage define(`confSMTP_LOGIN_MSG'.')dnl (for everyone else) MASQUERADE_AS(my-site. `$j server ready at $b')dnl .com error:nouser User unknown error:nouser User unknown paul paul paul .com.com t689ndtw@my-site.com paul@my-site.`goaway')dnl .326 www.com MAILER(smtp)dnl MAILER(procmail)dnl dnl Cwlocalhost.localdomain dnl dnl dnl ***** Customised section 2 start ***** dnl dnl define(`confPRIVACY_FLAGS'.16384)dnl dnl MASQUERADE_AS(`my-site.com.')dnl (for local machine) MASQUERADE_DOMAIN(`my-site.com paul@my-other-site.Changes login message define(`confMAX_HEADERS_LENGTH'.com)dnl (for local machine) dnl dnl dnl ***** Customised section 2 end ***** dnl dnl Sendmail Sample /etc/mail/virtusertable File @my-other-site.linuxhomenetworking.

Destination Host Unknown ICMP sender does not have a host entry. using Flash Override precedence). Redirect Datagram for the Host ICMP sender (router) is not the best way to get to the desired host. The sender is using a Type of Service (TOS) that is not available through this router for that specific host. The sender is using a Type of Service (TOS) that is not available through this router for that specific network.Appendix II : Codes. Dynamically adds a host entry in original sender's route tables. Source Host Isolated Communication with Destination Network is Administratively Prohibited Communication with Destination Host is Administratively Prohibited Destination Network Unreachable for Type of Service Destination Host Unreachable for Type of Service Communication Administratively Prohibited Host Precedence Violation 5 ICMP sender (router) has been configured to not forward packets from source (the old electronic pink slip). Source Route Failed ICMP sender can't use the strict or loose source routing path specified in the original packet. Destination Network Unknown ICMP sender does not have a route entry for the destination network. Host Unreachable The sending devices knows about host but doesn't get ARP reply. Port Unreachable The sending device does not support the port number you are trying to reach Fragmentation Needed and Don't The router needs to fragment the packet to forward it across Fragment was Set a link that supports a smaller maximum transmission unit (MTU ) size. Reply contains IP address of best router to destination. ICMP sender (router) has been configured to block access to the desired destination network. Redirect Codes Redirect Datagram for the Network ICMP sender (router) is not the best way to get to the (or subnet) desired network. Dynamically adds a network entry in original sender's routing tables. indicating this network may never have been an available. . However. Name ICMP sender (router) has been configured to block access to the desired destination host. Perhaps the network is too far away through the known route. indicating the host is not available at this time Protocol Unreachable The protocol defined in IP header cannot be forwarded. Precedence value defined in sender's original IP header is not allowed (for example. Scripts and Configurations 327 ICMP Codes Type 3 Description Destination Unreachable Codes Net Unreachable The sending device knows about the network but believes it is not available at this time. application set the Don't Fragment bit. Reply contains IP address of best router to destination. ICMP sender is not available for communications at this time. indicating the host may never have been available on connected network.

Redirect Datagram for the Type of ICMP sender (router) does not offer a path to the Service and Host destination host using the TOS requested. Dynamically adds a network entry in original sender's route tables. Fragment Reassembly Time ICMP sender (destination host) did not receive all fragment Exceeded parts before the expiration (in seconds of holding time) of the TTL value of the first fragment received.com Type 6 11 12 Name Description Redirect Datagram for Type of the ICMP sender (router) does not offer a path to the Service and Network destination network using the TOS requested. Missing a Required Option ICMP sender expected some additional information in the Option field of the original packet. Routers cannot decrement the TTL value to 0 and forward the packet.linuxhomenetworking. Time Exceeded Codes Time to Live exceeded in Transit ICMP sender (router) indicates that originator's packet arrived with a Time To Live (TTL) of 1. . Should redirect application to another host.328 www. Dynamically adds a host entry in original sender's route tables. Bad Length Original packet structure had an invalid length. Alternate Host Address Codes Alternate Address for Host Reply that indicates another host address should be used for the desired service. Parameter Problem Codes Pointer indicates the error Error is defined in greater detail within the ICMP packet.

outside) tcp interface www 192.0 0 0 ! ! Port forwarding setup. Forward all www traffic to 192.100 www netmask 255. Scripts and Configurations 329 Cisco PIX Firewall .0.1.0.0.168.0.DHCP DSL Configuration ! ! NAT Setup ! global (outside) 1 interface nat (inside) 1 0.168. Don't forget to put it back. The set route command ! is very important.1. Internet interface to use the PPPOE protocol ! to get it's IP address and default route.0 0.1.168.Appendix II : Codes. or else you'll ! never get your default route back ! ip address outside pppoe setroute .168. Cisco suggests you remove it when troubleshooting ! getting your IP address.1. Substitute "password" ! with the real SNMP string (Optional) ! snmp-server host inside 192.255 0 0 ! ! Apply an access list entry to allow www (TCP Port 80)traffic in ! access-group inbound in interface outside access-list inbound permit tcp any any eq www ! ! Enable SNMP queries from 192.100.100 ! (Linux webserver) ! static (inside. ! Substitute your DSL username for "myusername" and your ! password for "*********" ! vpdn group ISP request dialout pppoe vpdn group ISP localname myusername vpdn group ISP ppp authentication pap vpdn username myusername password ********* ! ! Set up the outside.255.100 snmp-server community password ! ! DSL setup using a generic group called "ISP".255.

sfba.168.158.com ip address inside 192.253.26 access-list inbound permit udp any host 97.253.com fixup protocol ftp 21 fixup protocol http 80 fixup protocol h323 h225 1720 fixup protocol h323 ras 1718-1719 fixup protocol ils 389 fixup protocol rsh 514 fixup protocol rtsp 554 fixup protocol smtp 25 fixup protocol sqlnet 1521 fixup protocol sip 5060 fixup protocol skinny 2000 names access-list inbound permit icmp any any access-list inbound permit tcp any host 97.158.255.1.home.26 pager lines 25 logging on logging timestamp logging trap warnings logging history warnings logging facility 22 logging host inside 192.158.158.601 UTC Sat Nov 23 PIX Version 6.26 access-list inbound permit tcp any host 97.100 interface ethernet0 10baset interface ethernet1 10full icmp deny any outside 2002 eq eq eq eq eq www 222 domain domain smtp .255.158.26 access-list inbound permit tcp any host 97.1 255.2(2) nameif ethernet0 outside security0 nameif ethernet1 inside security100 enable password sde0sdD0sGz09COjx encrypted passwd sde0sdD0sGz09COjx encrypted hostname aquapix domain-name stcla1.253.1.Static DSL Configuration : Saved : Written by enable_15 at 22:33:57.0 ! ! Setup DHCP autoconfiguration for the outside interface ! dhcpd auto_config outside Cisco PIX Firewall .253.330 www.253.26 access-list inbound permit tcp any host 97.linuxhomenetworking.168.

168.1. Scripts and Configurations 331 mtu outside 1500 mtu inside 1500 ip address outside 97.0 0.255.255.255.0.0 255.248 ip address inside 192.1.255.253.outside) 97.1 255.0.1.20-192.255 0 0 access-group inbound in interface outside route outside 0.168.120.0.168.0.253.0.0.168.25 255.0 ip audit info action alarm ip audit attack action alarm pdm logging informational 100 pdm history enable arp timeout 14400 global (outside) 1 interface nat (inside) 1 192.255.255.outside) 97.255.1.0.101 netmask 255.168.158.0 0.26 192.248 0 0 static (inside.1.0.0.outside) 97.168.255.255.168.0.255.0.255 0 0 static (inside.168.1.255 0 0 static (inside.255.100 /aquapix-confg floodguard enable no sysopt route dnat telnet 192.0.158.255.0.1.110 1 timeout xlate 0:05:00 timeout conn 1:00:00 half-closed 0:10:00 udp 0:02:00 rpc 0:10:00 h323 0:05:00 sip 0:30:00 sip_media 0:02:00 timeout uauth 0:05:00 absolute aaa-server TACACS+ protocol tacacs+ aaa-server RADIUS protocol radius aaa-server LOCAL protocol local filter java 80 0.1.0 filter activex 80 0.99 netmask 255.1.0.0.158.0 0.0 inside ssh timeout 15 dhcpd address 192.100 netmask 255.1.100 no snmp-server location no snmp-server contact snmp-server community simiya2002 snmp-server enable traps tftp-server inside 192.0.158.1.168.168.253.28 192.0 255.1.0 0.168.0 255.0.0 inside telnet timeout 15 ssh 192.0 0.255.0.0.255.30 inside dhcpd lease 3600 dhcpd ping_timeout 750 dhcpd auto_config outside terminal width 80 Cryptochecksum:3af43873d35d6f0651f8c999180c2342 .0 0.0 inside snmp-server host inside 192.255.Appendix II : Codes.221.255.0.0 67.100 source inside http server enable http 192.0 0.255.168.168.1.255.0 ntp server 192.96 255.27 192.253.

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iptables Configuration General Home Networking Resource Pages SSH Servers and SSH Clients The Windows SCP client called WinSCP FTP Server and FTP Clients DHCP Server Apache Web Server Software Sendmail Mail Configuration Dynamic DNS .Linux as a Windows File Server General Linux Resource Pages Disk Partitioning Network Monitoring My Other Sites © Peter Harrison.Hosting Your Website at Home Static DNS NTP Server POP Mail Server Samba .com =========================================== An informal listing of some of the sites I visited to create this manual. www.linuxhomenetworking.333 Appendix III Bibliography =========================================== In This Chapter Appendix III Bibliography Wireless Linux Cisco Router Configuration Examples Cisco PIX Firewall Configuration Examples Netfilter . .

com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/iaabu/pix/pix_62/config/pixclnt.cisco.com http://www.nc.com http://www.linux-wlan..raleigh.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1835/products_configuration_guide_chapt er09186a00800ca7b1.htm Configuring Cisco PIX firewalls for DHCP .com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps221/prod_configuration_examples_list. RPM versions of the drivers can be found here Cisco Router Configuration Examples Cisco Systems • • • • http://www.html http://www.334 www.saragossa.org/ http://prism2.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps380/prod_configuration_examples_list.cisco.cisco.hpl.cisco.com Wireless Linux A good reference page (Has GUI screens for PCMCIA type cards) • • • • • http://www.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1835/products_configuration_guide_chapt er09186a00800ca7b1.shtml http://linuxdoc.cisco.unixguru.html http://www.Configuring IPSec Network Security Cisco .com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/ http://www.org/HOWTO/Wireless-HOWTO http://www.cisco..net/LinuxG3/ls-wlan.Configuring IOS IPSec Network Security • Cisco PIX Firewall Configuration Examples Cisco Systems • • http://www.us The LDP Wireless LAN Resources for Linux The drivers are here.linuxhomenetworking.hp.cisco.html http://www.html Configuring Cisco 800 series routers Configuring 1700 / 2600 / 3600 series routers Cisco .

com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1835/products_configuration_guide_chapt er09186a00800ca7b1.Configuring IPSec Network Security • Cisco .greenend.html Linux Networking-HOWTO http://www.tldp.org.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/iaabu/pix/pix_62/cmdref/gl.iana.com/oct.cisco.org/HOWTO/Net-HOWTO/ http://www.chiark.cisco.cisco.Configuring PIX IPSec Network Security • Cisco PIX error messages • • Configuring Cisco PIX logging parameters Netfilter .org/assignments/port-numbers ICMP codes listing TCP and UDP port assignments SSH Servers and SSH Clients PuTTY homepage (Free) • • http://www.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/iaabu/pix/pix_sw/v_62/syslog/index.cisco.99/icmp09/code.vandyke.tldp.html General Home Networking Resource Pages Linux networking HOWTO • • • • • http://www.htm#xtocid15 Cisco .com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2120/products_configuration_guide_chapt er09186a00800eb72a.html http://www.netfilter.org/HOWTO/Networking-Overview-HOWTO.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ http://www.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/prod_configuration_examples_list.html http://www.html#xtocid3 http://www.cisco.ht ml http://www.org/documentation/tutorials/blueflux/iptables-tutorial.nwconnection.htm http://www.iptables Configuration Netfilter iptables HOWTO tutorial site • http://www.Appendix III : Bibliography 335 Cisco PIX 500 series configuration guides • http://www.com/ SecureCRT homepage (Purchase Required) .

neilgunton.com/features/vhost Apache week's description of how to do virtual hosting Sendmail Mail Configuration Good sendmail quick setup guide • • http://www.com/network_howto/part3/ http://www.cz/eng/ FTP Server and FTP Clients A good site on how to install one of the many Windows GUI FTP clients • • Zen and the Art of FTP: An FTP Tutorial http://www.0-Manual/custom-guide/s1-dhcp-configuringserver.336 www.brettglass.apacheweek.com/documents/s=2426/uni1018361705067/0204e.com/spam/paper.html Good page on how to stop SPAM with sendmail .com/2000-04/networknirvana_05.apache.linux-mag.redhat.html http://www.linuxhomenetworking.html http://www.htm Perl Script to do Automatic FTP File Copies to Update Your Website DHCP Server RedHat's guide to configuring DHCP • http://www.com The Windows SCP client called WinSCP • http://winscp.org/docs/vhosts/examples.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-8.unixreview.vse.html Linux Magazine's detailed guide • Apache Web Server Software Apache's documents on setting up virtual hosts • • http://httpd.

hml http://www.primemail.net http://www.eecis.technopagan.org http://gusnet.Appendix III : Bibliography 337 Some more was found here • • • • http://www.net .org .org/dynamic/ http://www.technopagan.html Masquerading explanations Explanation on the difference between email headers and envelopes RedHat's recommendations for configuring sendmail Dynamic DNS .tldp.DDNS Provider Ez-ipupdate DDNS Update Script DDclient DDNS Update Script Static DNS What is DNS? • • http://www.com/permanentEmailAddress.sendmail.redhat.dyndns.udel.cx/proj/ez-ipupdate/ See the README for more information.html http://www.html .minidns. MiniDNS.edu/~mills/ntp/servers.org/dynamic/ http://www.html http://www. Mirrored here.org/HOWTO/DNS-HOWTO.html All you ever need to know about setting up DNS for a home / SOHO environment NTP Server NTP Configurations • http://www.org/m4/features.Hosting Your Website at Home What is Dynamic DNS (DDNS)? • • • • • http://www.0-Manual/ref-guide/s1-email-sendmail.DDNS Provider dynDNS.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-8.freebsdsystems.com/handbook/sendmail.

washington.html http://playstation2-linux.uni-bayreuth.samba.uoregon.com/library/weekly/aa102500c.html http://www.com/download/cfyc/HOWTO_setup_samba.com POP Mail Server From the creators of the default Redhat POP server • • http://www.org/docs/connect/csamba6.com/archive/howto/Text-Terminal-HOWTO.de/howtos/html/NET-3-HOWTO.net/rosko/howto/en/mini/Automount.html http://unix. by David Lechnyr Simple Windows Workgroup Networking Tutorial SAMBA organization's description of creating a PDC Mandrake's resource page on Samba PDCs Sharing a Windows hard drive from a Linux box (Windows steps to do this) Sharing a Windows hard drive from a Linux box (Linux steps to do this) General Linux Resource Pages Text Terminal HOWTO • http://www.Linux as a Windows File Server The Samba Project • • • • • • • http://www.html Automount HOWTO with FAQs • • http://home.in/pipermail/plug-mail/2002-June/004274.mandrakeuser.linux.html#toc14 Complete Linux Networking HOWTO http://www.linuxpowered.org/samba/ftp/docs/htmldocs/Samba-PDC-HOWTO.about.openna.linuxhomenetworking.org http://hr.azstarnet.338 www.html http://www.htm A very comprehensive guide to sudo .com/~jemorrow/samba/implementation.html POP server compilation and configuration details Samba .com/community/articles/security/v1.3-xml/imapop.edu/imap/ http://www.edu/davidrl/samba.samba.rosko.html The Unoffical Samba HOWTO.html http://plug.html http://us6.org.

linuxsa.mrtg.Appendix III : Bibliography 339 Disk Partitioning • http://www.au/tips/disk-partitioning.org My Other Sites Simiya .org.Caribbean Art and Photos • Simiya .html Network Monitoring The MRTG homepage • http://www.

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