Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Oct 2006 10:20 UTC, submitted by Joel Dahl
PC-BSD "iXsystems is a leading provider of high-performance computing clusters, blade servers, rackmount servers, and storage solutions based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Linux. iXsystems also recently announced its acquisition of the PC-BSD operating system. I had the opportunity to interview Kris Moore, founder and lead developer of the PC-BSD project, and Matt Olander, CTO of iXsystems, about the acquisition."
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RE[3]: Oh, wow...
by Doc Pain on Tue 24th Oct 2006 16:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oh, wow..."
Doc Pain
Member since:
2006-10-08

PC-BSD looks nice though, eventhough I think I'll continue using plain FreeBSD it's interesting to see.

I'll do the same.

Aahm... what's happening... I'd line iXsystems to check several (unnecessary) open TCP and UDP ports (139, 445, ipp, syslog etc.)... that would be great. :-)

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RE[4]: Oh, wow...
by antik on Tue 24th Oct 2006 17:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Oh, wow..."
antik Member since:
2006-05-19

Aahm... what's happening... I'd line iXsystems to check several (unnecessary) open TCP and UDP ports (139, 445, ipp, syslog etc.)... that would be great. :-)

What open ports? This is my PC-BSD 1.3B1 firewall and I selected only port 22 (SSH) for connectivity in installer- by default all ports are closed. Of course you can open/close your favorite ports if you wish.

# pfctl -sa
FILTER RULES:
scrub in all fragment reassemble
block drop all
pass out inet proto icmp all icmp-type echoreq keep state
pass on nve0 proto icmp all
pass out on nve0 proto tcp from (nve0) to any keep state
pass out on nve0 proto udp from (nve0) to any keep state
pass in on nve0 proto tcp from any to (nve0) port = ssh keep state
block drop on nve0 from <blacklist> to any
No queue in use

Edited 2006-10-24 17:36

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RE[5]: Oh, wow...
by Doc Pain on Tue 24th Oct 2006 17:44 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh, wow..."
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

What open ports?

This is a TCP / UDP report about the PC-BSD machine on our local net, portscanned using nmap(1) from the server (sorry for not in HTML -tt- mode):

% nmap -sT -sU -O 192.168.1.40
Interesting ports on 192.168.1.40:
(The 3107 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: closed)
Port State Service
22/tcp open ssh
137/udp open netbios-ns
138/udp open netbios-dgm
139/tcp open netbios-ssn
445/tcp open microsoft-ds
514/udp open syslog
631/tcp open ipp
631/udp open unknown

It really looks strange to me. Of course, an open ssh port is really NO problem.

This is my PC-BSD 1.3B1 firewall and I selected only port 22 (SSH) for connectivity in installer- by default all ports are closed.

Really? Is PF (or IPFW) enabled by default? Seems that someone has to review his configuration... :-)

Of course you can open/close your favorite ports if you wish.

Of course you can, it's a BSD. :-)

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