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Date:      Fri, 18 Jun 2004 11:49:15 -0400
From:      "JJB" <Barbish3@adelphia.net>
To:        "Robert Downes" <nullentropy@lineone.net>, <freebsd-ipfw@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: Blocked outbound traffic - what is it?
Message-ID:  <MIEPLLIBMLEEABPDBIEGOECIGDAA.Barbish3@adelphia.net>
In-Reply-To: <40D301EA.3080606@lineone.net>

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you may be reading the blocked log records wrong.

Post complete content of your rules set plus ipfw log content for
people to look at

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-ipfw@freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-ipfw@freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Robert Downes
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 10:54 AM
To: freebsd-ipfw@freebsd.org
Subject: Blocked outbound traffic - what is it?

Having set up IPFW for NAT + stateful rules (as posted to this list
recently, using skipto rules), my firewall setup seems to be doing a
good job. GRC.COM reports all service ports as stealthed, and I seem
to
have no problem browsing web pages, checking mail, etc.

But calling ` /var/log/security | grep out` gives a lot of reports
of
blocked outbound traffic to port 80 on legitimate websites. And
occassionally to port 110 on legitimate mail servers.

Seeing as I'm not having a problem with web browsing, and my mail
*seems* to be collected without complaint from the client, why is so
much outbound traffic being blocked? What are these packets doing to
offend the IPFW ruleset?

--
Bob

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