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Jose Miguel RiveraKeymaster
- February 20, 2020 at 8:46 pm
I would like to clarify about how the whitelist works on the Firewall (Firewall-D) and how it works on the Intrusion detection (Fail2ban).
Firewall WhiteList: Allows to the listed IP access to any port blocked in the firewall. Suppose you have port 80 blocked, and only want to be accessible through your network, so, the only thing you need to do, is to add your network IP to the firewall white list.
Adding an IP to the firewall whitelist doesn’t avoid you being banned by the fail2ban. Also, this doesn’t mean you need to add each IP from where you want to gain access to the whitelist. If a port is open, it will be accessible for any IP address.
Intrusion Detection (Fail2ban): This whitelist is to avoid you being banned in case you introduce a wrong password multiple times on different services (SIP, SSH, HTTP). This whitelist to give you access to any blocked port.
I hope this helps you to understand better how this whitelist works on VitalPBX.0