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Old 09-10-2007, 11:40 AM   #1
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Firewall Testing


I checked out the "security references" thread at the top but it overwhelmed me. I have never had to worry about this before but just set up a VPS with centos running it.

I have the firewall configured in a basic default set up and was wishing that there would be an easy test like Gibson Research offers for your PC firewall.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 12:50 PM   #2
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I was going to recommend ShieldsUP! for testing your firewall, however if you are going through a router, sometimes it will give back false positives (like port 113). What I would probably do is install nmap on another computer and scan your box in which you want to test the firewall. I would tell you to scan 127.0.0.1 from the machine but that will give back more detail then an attack would see.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 01:59 PM   #3
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I perhaps should have added that the server is a remote VPS from a commercial hosting provider. KnownHost to be exact.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 02:30 PM   #4
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Then scanning it with nmap should work out well.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 04:47 PM   #5
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OK I have nmap going now and it looks impressive.
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