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To iptables or not to iptables

Discussion in 'Security' started by slor, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. slor

    slor Member

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    I've seen conflicting reports here and elsewhere on whether or not iptables should be enabled on cPanel servers. One thing that concerns me if I do enable it, for instance, is whether or not some automatic process would come along and wipe out any rules I add to the config for things like allowing traffic on a nonstandard SSH port.

    Is there a concensus from the community that I've missed?

    thanks
     
  2. arunsv84

    arunsv84 Well-Known Member

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    You can safely enable iptables on cPanel servers and there is no need to worry about it.

    Cheers!!!
     
  3. Jeff Shotnik

    Jeff Shotnik Well-Known Member

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    Always setup iptables on a cpanel host, there is no reason not to. I recommend using csf to manage iptables rules for you.
     
  4. storminternet

    storminternet Well-Known Member

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    Firewall is must on any server whether it is windows or linux. For linux by default iptables is installed on server.
    If you are not sure how to manage it then go for csf
    You can manage firewall rules easily with the help of csf GUI from WHM.
     
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