Possibility to lock iptables rules.

Jozsef Kadlecsik kadlec at blackhole.kfki.hu
Thu Apr 21 15:53:54 CEST 2005

On Wed, 20 Apr 2005, Anders Peter Fugmann wrote:

> Well written, and your arguments are truly valid. I still see a
> practical usage though, as it will hold back the big mass of novice
> script kiddies. The lock bit would harden the system, but not make it
> unbreakable (there is no such thing as an unbreakable system, that is
> connected on the net.)

You can use any of the MAC systems of Linux and (when properly configured)
then even root won't be able to change the firewall/network settings of
your machine. Some of such systems in no particular order: SELinux, LIDS,
grsecurity, RSBAC.

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