Firewalk - Firewall Ruleset Testing Tool

    Date16 Oct 2008
    CategoryFirewalls
    10701
    Posted ByBill Keys
    Firewalk is an active reconnaissance network security tool that attempts to determine what layer 4 protocols a given IP forwarding device will pass. Firewalk works by sending out TCP or UDP packets with a TTL one greater than the targeted gateway. If the gateway allows the traffic, it will forward the packets to the next hop where they will expire and elicit an ICMP_TIME_EXCEEDED message. If the gateway hostdoes not allow the traffic, it will likely drop the packets on the floor and we will see no response. Do you need to test your firewall? This article look at the firewall rulset testing tool called Firwalk. Test it how and let us know what you think?
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