On Monday 19 January 2004 00:47, Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> I can't seem to get the ipfw rules right for letting ssh clients access a
> ssh server.  I can use ssh on the server to connect to the client; but if I
> try to connect from the client to the server, the operation times out.
> I have my rules in /etc/ipfw.rules.  Executing 'ipfw show' displays all of
> the rules as expected.  It also shows packets having been allowed at rule
> 300 after an attempt to connect has been made.
> I have copied the top portion of /etc/ipfw.rules:
> #!/bin/sh
> # Andrew L. Gould's firewall rules.
> fwcmd="/sbin/ipfw -q"
> ${fwcmd} -f flush
> # Basic rules that should not be changed
> ${fwcmd} add 00100 pass all from any to any via lo0
> ${fwcmd} add 00110 deny all from any to
> ${fwcmd} add 00120 deny ip from to any
> # Allow specified service requests in
> # ssh
> ${fwcmd} add 00300 allow tcp from any to me 22
> ${fwcmd} add 00301 allow udp from any to me 22
> Does anyone have any idea why the operation is timing out or what I have
> done wrong?
You forgot the packets in the other direction... This should do the trick :

${fwcmd} add 00300 allow tcp from any to me 22
${fwcmd} add 00301 allow tcp from me 22 to any

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