I am running redhat 7 with kernel 2.4.2 on my home network. This
linux has 2 NICs is doing NAT for my Windows machines sitting
behind the linux box. I would like to be able to play the StarCraft
game on my Microsoft Windows machine. What do I need to
modify the rc.firewall script rule set for this to work? I understand
that in kernel 2.2.x you have to run the loose UDP but I am running
kernel 2.4.2 now. Please help....
Here is my rc.firewall script
# This is a sample firewall for ip_tables, the tool for doing firewalling
# and masquerading under the 2.3.x/2.4.x series of kernels.
# Be warned, this is a very restrictive set of firewall rules (and they
# should be, for proper security). Anything that you do not _specifically_
# allow is logged and dropped into /dev/null, so if you're wondering why
# something isn't working, check /var/log/messages.
# This is about as close as you get to a 'secure' firewall. It's *,
# it's harsh, and it will make your machine nearly invisible to the rest
# of the internet world. Have fun.
# To run this script you must 'chmod 700 iptables-script' and then execute
# it. To stop it from running, run 'iptables -F'
#Point this to your copy of ip_tables. This step must be done to ensure
#that iptables is loaded properly.
#Load the module.
#Enable IP Forwarding on the Linux box. This step ensures that NAT will
#be handled properly.
$IPT -P FORWARD ACCEPT
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
#Flush old rules, delete the firewall chain if it exists
$IPT -F -t nat
$IPT -X firewall
#Setup Masquerading. Change the IP to your internal network and uncomment
#this in order to enable it.
$IPT -A POSTROUTING -t nat -s 172.16.1.0/24 -j MASQUERADE
#Set up the firewall chain
$IPT -N firewall
$IPT -A firewall -j LOG --log-level info --log-prefix "Firewall:"
$IPT -A firewall -j DROP
$IPT -A INPUT -s 127.0.0.1/32 -d 127.0.0.1/32 -j ACCEPT
#If you're using IP Masquerading, change this IP to whatever your internal
#IP addres is and uncomment it
#$IPT -A INPUT -s 172.16.1.0/24 -d 0/0 -j ACCEPT
#Accept DNS, 'cause it's warm and friendly
$IPT -A INPUT -p udp --source-port 53 -j ACCEPT
$IPT -A INPUT -p tcp --source-port 113 -j ACCEPT
$IPT -A INPUT -p tcp --destination-port 113 -j ACCEPT
#Allow ftp to send data back and forth.
$IPT -A INPUT -p tcp ! --syn --source-port 20 --destination-port 1024:65535 -j ACC
#These rules block two particular types of "malformed" packets. Nmap,
#a popular and powerful port scanner, uses these types of packets to get through
#ordinary packet filtering routers and some "non-stateful" firewalls.
# Block XMAS packets
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --tcp-flags ALL ALL -j DROP
iptables -A FORWARD -p tcp --tcp-flags ALL ALL -j DROP
# Block NULL packets
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --tcp-flags ALL NONE -j DROP
iptables -A FORWARD -p tcp --tcp-flags ALL NONE -j DROP
#Accept SSH. Duh.
$IPT -A INPUT -p tcp --destination-port 22 -j ACCEPT
#Send everything else ot the firewall.
$IPT -A INPUT -p icmp -j firewall
$IPT -A INPUT -p tcp --syn -j firewall
$IPT -A INPUT -p udp -j firewall