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Old 04-28-2005, 07:32 PM   #1
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iptables testing program


I have been constructing my IPTABLES firewall and I want to know if there were any programs out there to test my firewall and if there are any major flaws in it that need to be adjusted. Any Ideas?

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Old 04-28-2005, 11:26 PM   #2
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Old 04-29-2005, 03:55 PM   #3
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that is a program for port sniffing (scanner)! I am talking about maybe an external website designed to test yoiur firewall or a program!
 
Old 04-29-2005, 03:58 PM   #4
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that is a program for port sniffing (scanner)! I am talking about maybe an external website designed to test yoiur firewall or a program!
nmap is one of the most commonly used tools for testing iptables... but you say you want to test your programs now?? like, for security flaws?? try nessus then: http://www.nessus.org/

i'm not sure what kinda website you are looking for, but if it's the typical "scan your firewall" type of site, well, they usually don't do anything but port-scan anyways...


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Old 04-29-2005, 04:02 PM   #5
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nmap is a program designed to test your firewall. Read the documentation. If you still think it is not a good match for your request, please provide more details on the functionality you require.
 
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thanks! I will use nmap to scan my ports and test out that website!

Question: Is it better to use nmap from a remote pc as opposed to my own personal pc?
 
Old 04-29-2005, 08:56 PM   #7
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It should be used from outside the firewall, preferably run as root so that it can use raw sockets and construct custom packets.
 
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Super! I will so!
 
  


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