APF stands for Advanced Policy Firewall. “APF is a policy based iptables firewall system designed for ease of use and configuration. It employs a subset of features to satisfy the veteran Linux user and the novice alike.” (from the APF home page) In layman’s terms, a firewall is a piece of software which blocks software ports […]
InterWorx Control Panel integrates with the APF iptables firewall system. Uses have fine grained control over the firewall configuation on the server, including individual port control, and global IP access and deny lists. The following procedures explain how to configure firewall options using InterWorx Control Panel. The most common configuration options are exposed in the InterWorx […]
Trusted IP’s The following procedures explain how to add / remove Trusted IPs and Blocked IPs to the firewall configuration. Trusted IPs will be allowed through the firewall across all ports, while Blocked IPs will be denied access across all ports. IPs not listed in either Trusted IPs or Blocked IPs will be subject to […]
Manage Firewall Rules The following procedures explain how to manage custom port access rules. You can add new open ports, and edit, close, or delete existing ports. Procedure – Add a Port: Click the Server menu item if it is not already open. Click the Firewall menu item. Locate the Port Access section. Type in the port number you wish to […]
When debug mode is enabled, all firewall rules are flushed every 5 minutes to prevent being locked out of the server due to a firewall misconfiguration.