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Description

Sets up iptables to use a script to maintain firewall rules.

Requirements

Platform:

  • Ubuntu/Debian
  • RHEL/CentOS and derivatives

Recipes

default

The default recipe will install iptables and provides a ruby script (installed in /usr/sbin/rebuild-iptables) to manage rebuilding firewall rules from files dropped off in /etc/iptables.d.

LWRP

rule

The lwrp drops off a template in /etc/iptables.d after the name parameter. The rule will get added to the local system firewall through notifying the rebuild-iptables script. See Examples below.

NOTE: In the 1.0 release of this cookbook the iptables_rule definition was converted to a LWRP. This changes the behavior of disabling iptables rules. Previously a rule could be disabled by specifying enable false. You must now specify action :disable

Usage

Add recipe[iptables] to your runlist to ensure iptables is installed / running and to ensure that the rebuild-iptables script is on the system. Then create use iptables_rule to add individual rules. See Examples.

Since certain chains can be used with multiple tables (e.g., PREROUTING), you might have to include the name of the table explicitly (i.e., *nat, *mangle, etc.), so that the /usr/sbin/rebuild-iptables script can infer how to assemble final ruleset file that is going to be loaded. Please note, that unless specified otherwise, rules will be added under the filter table by default.

Examples

To enable port 80, e.g. in an my_httpd cookbook, create the following template:

# Port 80 for http
-A FWR -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT

This template would be located at: my_httpd/templates/default/http.erb. Then within your recipe call:

iptables_rule 'http' do
  action :enable
end

To redirect port 80 to local port 8080, e.g., in the aforementioned my_httpd cookbook, create the following template:

*nat
# Redirect anything on eth0 coming to port 80 to local port 8080
-A PREROUTING -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-port 8080

Please note, that we explicitly add name of the table (being *nat in this example above) where the rules should be added.

This would most likely go in the cookbook, my_httpd/templates/default/http_8080.erb. Then to use it in recipe[httpd]:

iptables_rule 'http_8080' do
  action :enable
end

License and Author

Author:: Adam Jacob adam@chef.io Author:: Joshua Timberman joshua@chef.io Author:: Tim Smith tsmith84@gmail.com

Copyright:: 2008-2015, Chef Software, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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