1. 14 Feb, 2005 1 commit
  2. 11 Jan, 2005 1 commit
  3. 08 Oct, 2004 1 commit
    • Mike Hibler's avatar
      Initial steps toward a hardware-assisted (switch VLAN) firewall implementation. · 0527441a
      Mike Hibler authored
      This checkin adds the necessary NS and client-side changes.
      
      You get such a firewall by creating a firewall object and doing:
      
      	$fw set-type ipfw2-vlan
      
      In addition to the usual firewall setup, it sets the firewall node command
      line to boot "/kernel.fw" which is an IPFW2-enabled kernel with a custom
      bridge hack.
      
      The client-side setup for firewalled nodes is easy: do nothing.
      
      The client-side setup for the firewall is more involved, using vlan devices
      and bridging and all sorts of geeky magic.
      
      Note finally that I don't yet have a decent set of default rules for anything
      other than a completely open firewall.  The rules might be slightly different
      than for the "software" firewall since they are applied at layer2 (and we want
      them just to be applied at layer2 and not multiple times)
      0527441a
  4. 25 Aug, 2004 1 commit
    • Mike Hibler's avatar
      Firewall support part III: client scripts. · b21e6942
      Mike Hibler authored
      Overview of simply firewall setup.
      
      Experimentor specifies in their ns file:
      
           set fw [new Firewall $ns]
           $fw style <open|closed|basic>
      
      to set up an "open" ("allow any"), "closed" ("deny any"), or "basic"
      (allow ICMP and ssh) firewall.  "basic is the default.  Additional rules
      can be added with:
      
           $fw add-rule <IPFW format rule>
           $fw add-numbered-rule <1-50000> <IPFW format rule>
      
      where the former implicitly numbers rules such that the firewall processes
      them in the order given in the NS file.  The latter allows explicit
      specification of the numbering.  Currently the rules are fixed strings,
      there is no variable substitution.  There is also no syntax checking done
      on the rules at parse time.
      
      We allocate an extra node to the experiment to serve as a firewall.
      Currently that node runs FreeBSD and uses IPFW.  In the initial configuration,
      all other nodes in the experiment will just be setup with a default route
      that points to the firewall node.  So all outbound traffic will pass through
      it.  Inbound traffic will still travel straight to the node.  This should
      prevent nodes from accidentally initiating attacks on the outside world.
      Long term we will of course enforce the firewall on all traffic, that should
      not have any effect on the NS syntax above.
      
      When a node boots, there will be an rc.firewall script that checks to see
      if there is a firewall for the experiment and if so, which node it is.
      This is done with the TMCD "firewallinfo" command which returns:
      
            TYPE=none
      
            TYPE=remote FWIP=N.N.N.N
      
            TYPE=<fwtype> STYLE=<fwstyle> IN_IF=<macaddr> OUT_IF=<macaddr>
            RULENO=<num> RULE="<ipfw command string>"
            RULENO=...
            ...
      
      In the case of no firewall we get back TYPE=none, and we continue as normal.
      Otherwise, there are two types of replies, one for a node that is being
      firewalled (TYPE=remote) and one for a node that is a firewall
      (TYPE=<fwtype> + RULES).
      
      In the TYPE=remote case, the firewall node indicated by FWIP.  This is
      the address we use for the default route.
      
      For TYPE=<fwtype>, we are the firewall, and we get STYLE and IN_IF/OUT_IF
      info.  Here TYPE indicates whether we should use ipfw or whatever.
      For now it is always ipfw.  IN_IF and OUT_IF may someday indicate the
      interfaces to use for the internal and external connections, right now
      both will indicate the control net interface.  So, after ensuring that
      the ipfw modules is loaded, we grab the provided RULE info, which includes
      both per-experiment and default rules, and setup ipfw.
      
      Issues to resolve:
             - synchronization: how to ensure firewall comes up first
             - how to better implement the firewalling
               (i.e., without the cooperation of the nodes)
             - support the equiv of linkdelays (on-node firewalling)?
             - allow firewalls within experiments?
               (ie., on experimental interfaces)
             - dynamic changing of firewall rules via events?
             - how to show firewall state in various web pages
      b21e6942