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[Solved] Firewall

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:27 am
by christophe60_fr
Hello,

How to enable - and disable - the firewall ?
(GhostBSD 10.3 XFCE 64-bit).

Thanks.

Re: Firewall

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:28 pm
by ASX
GhostBSD doesn't ship with a firewall, (you can choose among several available in FreeBSD),
pf is one commonly used in FreeBSD

place in /etc/rc.conf:

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pf_enable="YES"
and customize your filters as fit your needs, below an example from pf.conf man page, that basically allow any traffic going outside and only traffic on port 25 inward.

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           ext_if = "kue0"
           all_ifs = "{" $ext_if lo0 "}"
           pass out on $ext_if from any to any
           pass in  on $ext_if proto tcp from any to any port 25
Hope that help, even if I'm not sure this is what you would have read. ;)

Re: Firewall

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:17 am
by christophe60_fr
Yes, that's exactly what I needed.
But in what file to put these rules ? Should I create a pf.conf ?

Re: Firewall

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:58 am
by ASX
christophe60_fr wrote:Yes, that's exactly what I needed.
But in what file to put these rules ? Should I create a pf.conf ?
Yes, /etc/pf.conf, sorry, seems I forgot to mention that.

Re: Firewall

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:01 pm
by moonraven
ASX wrote:
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:28 pm
GhostBSD doesn't ship with a firewall, (you can choose among several available in FreeBSD),
pf is one commonly used in FreeBSD

place in /etc/rc.conf:

Code: Select all

pf_enable="YES"
and customize your filters as fit your needs, below an example from pf.conf man page, that basically allow any traffic going outside and only traffic on port 25 inward.

Code: Select all

           ext_if = "kue0"
           all_ifs = "{" $ext_if lo0 "}"
           pass out on $ext_if from any to any
           pass in  on $ext_if proto tcp from any to any port 25
Hope that help, even if I'm not sure this is what you would have read. ;)
My /etc/pf.conf file was empty so i just added those rules to the empty /etc/pf.conf file and save it. Was it right or is it another way to add the rules?

Re: [Solved] Firewall

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:21 pm
by Leveret
I don't see firewall rules loaded message on screen when booting up. I did place the firewall_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf. I ask because this shows up on FreeBSD. Is there a way to test and make sure the firewall is active?