Possibility to lock iptables rules.

Jason Opperisano opie at 817west.com
Thu Apr 21 00:01:23 CEST 2005


On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 02:47:53PM -0400, Jason Opperisano wrote:
> i'm guessing you're thinking about how the *BSD's have a concept of
> kern.securelevel, and certain things (like firewall rules) become
> immutable; even by root, at certain levels.
> 
> i'm not a kernel programmer, but i can tell you that the linux kernel
> doesn't have anything like kern.securelevel; and without it, i don't
> believe what you're asking for is possible.  i'd also figure that
> implementing kern.securelevel in the linux kernel would be beyond the
> scope of what the netfilter developers are responsible for.

after pondering this further (post-post, natch)...i had a thought 
(yes--it hurt).  you could probably use SELinux to achieve this.  the
minimal benefits that others have pointed out, and the overly complex
nature of SELinux probably yields a pretty low benefit/cost ratio,
though.

just a thought...

-j

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