httpd-users mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Scott Gifford <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Different security based on network interface
Date Tue, 13 Sep 2005 23:03:58 GMT
"AragonX" <> writes:


> I know that mod_access and I think mod_security will allow me to do this
> but they do it based on IP address.  I'm afraid someone will spoof the IP
> addresses of the internal network to bypass this security measure.

The easiest way to do this is with a firewall.  Set up a firewall on
your external interface that blocks all packets claiming to be from
your internal interface.  Your OS should have a tool to do this
(iptables on modern Linux).  It's also smart to do this at your
perimeter router; since lots of random things use IP addresses as
access control it's wise to stop anything fishy before it gets into
your building.


The official User-To-User support forum of the Apache HTTP Server Project.
See <URL:> for more info.
To unsubscribe, e-mail:
   "   from the digest:
For additional commands, e-mail:

View raw message