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[bug#32465] Add iptables service

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#32465] Add iptables service
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 15:14:59 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Hello Arun,

Sorry for the delay, everyone must have been on vacations for a while.

Arun Isaac <address@hidden> skribis:

> I have written a service to configure iptables rules. What tests should
> I write for this service? I see the following two approaches to tests:
> - Dump the iptables rules using iptables-save and verify that they
>   matches the configured rules.
> - Configure iptables to block certain ports and allow some other
>   ports. Then, run a service on those ports and check if it is possible to
>   reach them.

Both approaches LGTM.

> After we have iterated a few times, and converged on the final patch for
> this service, I will also contribute a similar service for ip6tables.


>>From 53e0b56ea0ee4de75ab8749b0ce0ad9a2eebe671 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Arun Isaac <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:39:07 +0530
> Subject: [PATCH] gnu: services: Add iptables service.
> * gnu/services/networking.scm (<iptables-configuration>): New record type.
> (iptables-service-type): New variable.
> * doc/guix.texi (Networking Services): Document it.


> address@hidden {Scheme Variabe} iptables-service-type
> +This is the service type to set up an iptables coniguration. iptables is a
> +packet filtering framework supported by the Linux kernel.  It can be
> +instantiated as:
> +
> address@hidden
> +(service iptables-service-type
> +      (iptables-configuration
> +       (rules (local-file "iptables.rules"))))
> address@hidden lisp

address@hidden defvr” should be here.

What about adding either an “iptables.rules” example, a link to
upstream’s documentation, or both?

> +(define iptables-shepherd-service
> +  (match-lambda
> +    (($ <iptables-configuration> iptables rules)
> +     (let ((iptables-restore (file-append iptables 
> "/sbin/iptables-restore")))
> +       (shepherd-service
> +        (documentation "Packet filtering framework")
> +        (provision '(iptables))
> +        (start #~(lambda _ (invoke #$iptables-restore #$rules)))
> +        (stop #~(lambda _ (invoke #$iptables-restore
> +                                  #$(plain-file "iptables.rules"
> +                                                "*filter
> +:INPUT ACCEPT [0:0]
> +")))))))))

I was thinking that ‘stop’ might undo more than we want, but OTOH, when
the service starts, there are no rules loaded anyway.  So I guess this
is fine.

It would be great if you could get a system test as you suggest, but
anyhow it looks great to me.


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