Securing system using IPTable firewall

Assignment 2: Securing system using IPTable firewall
Due Week 8, Worth 25%
You are required to set up, configure, and test your firewall. You need to do research and reading to be able to complete this assignment.
You need to discuss the main uses, limitations, and possible security holes of your firewall and write it in your report. You should test that following packages are installed on your machines: Telnet, MySQL, and Apache webserver. Start the services, and test that they are working prior to your experiments with the IPTables firewall. Include screenshots in your answers to show that the services are working and the output of your results to show that the requested filtering is performed.
Important:
You need to save copies of all different configurations (for each part) that you have done. (You should include your firewall rules and the results (screenshots) in the report)
Configure your firewall to:
1. Reject all incoming and outgoing ping packets.
2. Reject all incoming telnet packets and allow all outgoing telnet packets.
3. Reject all traffic coming to MySQL server.
4. Block incoming packets to the IP address of your virtual machine.
5. Allow packets inbound to port 80 (inbound) and reject packets going out (outbound) through port 80.
You then need to:
a. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of firewalls with iptables and make suggestions to overcome the disadvantages in your report.
Submission
You should submit your report on the Moodle. The length of the report should be no longer than 10 pages.
Scoring
Question
Score
Description
Content
1 Ping service denial
5
Show that ping traffic is filtered
2 Control telnet traffic
10
Show that the telnet service is working, incoming connections are rejected and outgoing connections are allowed
3 Traffic to MySql
10
Show that the Mysql service is working, show that all traffic coming to MySql is rejected
4 IP address access control
10
Demonstration of blocking traffic connection to your IP address of your virtual machine
5 Control port 80 traffic
10
Show that apache service is working, show that inbound traffic to port 80 is allowed, but outbound traffic from port 80 is rejected
Subtotal:
45
Subtotal for content
Presentation
Experiment setup in Kali
15
Report should show the details how you have tested in parts: 1,2,3,4,5 with practical tests and/or with your gathered information
IPTable advantages and disadvantages
15
Include advantages and disadvantages of firewalls with iptables and make suggestions to overcome the disadvantages in your report.
Report is comprehensive
15
Does the report reflect an understanding of the use of the IPtables firewall?
Spelling, grammar, presentation, style, and references
10
The report’s contents are appropriately written in English, with no spelling errors or grammar issues. The report is well presented, with diagrams, headings, tables and other visual aids. The report contains appropriate references and referencing style.
Subtotal:
55
Subtotal for presentation
Total:
100


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