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Re: [suse-security] Statefull packet inspection in SuSEfirewall2

pronco@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Is it there any way to configure stateful packet inspection rules in
> SuSEfirewall2 for masquerade networks? When I configure a rule in
> FW_MASQ_NETS in order to allow traffic from the outside to the DMZ, I
> also have to configure a rule for responses.
> Example: Incoming traffic to my web server in a DMZ with private addresses
> FW_FORWARD_MASQ="0/0,,tcp,80?
> I also need to set up the following rules in order to let responses out
> FW_MASQ_NETS=",0/0,tcp,1024:65535"
> This rule permits not only established sessions, but additionally it
> allows my web server to establish connections to the outside world.
> Don?t know why the FW_FORWARD rules are stateful as I want, but
> FW_MASQ_NETS ones don?t.

You found a bug.

> Any suggestion?

You may take SuSEfirewall2 from FACTORY as soon as I have submitted
a package with the fix. It should work on 10.0 as well (feel free to
file a bug if not). In the meantime you could use one of the hook
functions to just insert the required rules.


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