Ruby + iptables

I’ve been poking around on Rubyforge and Sourceforge and getting nowhere
on this. I’ve even tried to see if there was a Python lib I could crib
off of and roll my own. No dice.

What I’m looking for is a good high-level interface to iptables (as in,
basically, an iptables DSL) that would allow someone to easily read the
iptables configuration and write a new one. I found a half-finished
wrapper around libiptc with no high-level interface worth mentioning and
a whole bunch of dead links to something called ruby-iptables (but not
the actual library). I’ve tried my hand at wrapping libiptc myself
using SWIG and got some success, but hit the usual barrier of libiptc,
being specifically listed as not intended for general API consumption
(and strongly deprecated), not having any useful documentation worth
mentioning.

Right now I’m looking at the possibility of wrapping the iptables-save
and iptables-restore tools, providing a decent OO interface to the
experience, but if someone has already done this (and ruby-iptables
looks like it was supposed to have) I’d rather not reinvent the wheel.

So, does anybody know of any Ruby + iptables implementations already
done or in the works beyond vague statements of intent? And if I’m
going to be doing this on my own, would there be anybody experienced
with iptables/libiptc willing to collaborate on it so I don’t screw it
up too badly?

On 8/24/07, Michael T. Richter [email protected] wrote:

library). I’ve tried my hand at wrapping libiptc myself using SWIG and got
or in the works beyond vague statements of intent? And if I’m going to be
doing this on my own, would there be anybody experienced with
iptables/libiptc willing to collaborate on it so I don’t screw it up too
badly?


Michael T. Richter [email protected] (GoogleTalk:
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When debugging, novices insert corrective code; experts remove defective
code. (Richard Pattis)

I have written such a beast, and I use it for production, it has lots of
rough edges though and I feel that the code is overly complicated, doc
is
almost not existant, —> not released to Rubyforge, but if you are
intersted I can mail you the software as is and it might be a good
occasion
to write some basic doc, and who knows, maybe you would like to help out
with it?

Cheers
Robert

On Fri, 2007-24-08 at 18:40 +0900, Robert D. wrote:

I have written such a beast, and I use it for production, it has lots of
rough edges though and I feel that the code is overly complicated, doc is
almost not existant, —> not released to Rubyforge, but if you are
intersted I can mail you the software as is and it might be a good occasion
to write some basic doc, and who knows, maybe you would like to help out
with it?

I’d be happy to look it over, document what’s there and collaborate on
future expansion. Thanks.

Hi,

I am New To Ruby,Please Help me to get through Ruby Ip-tables 

gem,https://github.com/kbarber/ruby-iptables,How to use in My Rails App

Thanks in Advance

Hey!

On Aug 24, 2007, at 5:40 AM, Robert D. wrote:

I have written such a beast, and I use it for production, it has
lots of
rough edges though and I feel that the code is overly complicated,
doc is
almost not existant, —> not released to Rubyforge, but if you are
intersted I can mail you the software as is and it might be a good
occasion
to write some basic doc, and who knows, maybe you would like to
help out
with it?

Do you think I might be able to catch a glimpse of your beast here?
I’m hoping to write a nice iptables DSL, if Michael doesn’t have one
out.

I’ll send you a copy of my final product, too!

Thanks,
Ari
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Hello Sashi,

Please tell us what do you want to achieve in your rails application and
we can go on from there. You might not need the iptables-gem at all.

Try to be as descriptive as possible :slight_smile:

On 22 Ιαν 2014, at 11:39 , Shashi K. [email protected] wrote:

Hi,

I am New To Ruby,Please Help me to get through Ruby Ip-tables
gem,https://github.com/kbarber/ruby-iptables,How to use in My Rails App

Thanks in Advance


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Hello Kashi,

On 23 Ιαν 2014, at 06:20 , Shashi K. [email protected] wrote:

For example, the first thing that comes to mind is I think it would make

sense to create our own iptables generator so that we can customize the

firewall without relying on the individual knowledge of the

engineer.

I am trying with Ruby Iptable-Gem tool

System administration, computer security and programming are considered
different fields due to their complexity.

What I don’t understand is what kind of ruleset would you like a default
rails server to have, apart from the security guide[1] (no mention of
firewalls there), to be considered secure? Firewalls are operating a
different layer and they can’t understand malicious requests - except
DOS - without a third party monitoring the logs and issuing commands.

[1] http://guides.rubyonrails.org/security.html


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Hi Panagiotis,

           I wanna a write a set of Rules for Iptables that should

create a Script through Rails application So that i can use that script
and

use it in my server

For example, the first thing that comes to mind is I think it would make

sense to create our own iptables generator so that we can customize the

firewall without relying on the individual knowledge of the

engineer.

I am trying with Ruby Iptable-Gem tool

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