Lab 8.4.2 Configuring Access Policies and DMZ Settings

Part 1 – Configuring access policies
Step 1: Build the network and configure the hosts 
a. Connect the host computers to switch ports on the multi-function device as shown in the topology diagram. Host-A is the console and is used to access the Linksys GUI. Host-B is initially a test machine but later becomes the DMZ server. 
b. Configure the IP settings for both hosts using Windows XP Network Connections and TCP/IP properties. Verify that Host-A is configured as a DHCP client. Assign a static IP address to Host-B in the 192.168.1.x range with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. The default gateway should be the internal local network address of the Linksys device.
NOTE: If Host-B is already a DHCP client, you can reserve its current address and make it static using the DHCP Reservation feature on the Linksys Basic Setup screen.
c. Use the ipconfig command to display the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway for Host-A and Host-B and record them in the table. Obtain the IP address and subnet mask of the external server from the instructor and record it in the table
 
Host
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Default Gateway
Host A
192.168.24.9
255.255.255.0
192.168.24.1
Host-B / DMZ Server
192.168.34.9
255.255.255.0
192.168.34.1
External Server
192.168.44.9
255.255.255.0
192.168.44.1
 

Step 2: Log in to the user interface 
a. To access the Linksys or multi-function device web-based GUI, open a browser and enter the default internal IP address for the device, normally 192.168.1.1. 
b. Log in using the default user ID and password, or check with the instructor if they are different. 
c. The multi-function device should be configured to obtain an IP address from the external DHCP server. The default screen after logging in to the multi-function device is Setup > Basic Setup. What is the Internet connection type?
Jawaban : wireless internet connection 
d. What is the default router (internal) IP address and subnet mask for the multi-function device?
Jawaban : IP address : 192.168.1.1 Subnet mask : 255.255.255.0 
e. Verify that the multi-function device has received an external IP address from the DHCP server by clicking the Status > Router tab. 
f. What is the external IP address and subnet mask assigned to the multi-function device?
Jawaban : IP address : 192.168.2.1, Subnet mask : 255.255.255.0
 

Step 3: View multi-function device firewall settings 
a. The Linksys WRT300N provides a basic firewall that uses Network Address Translation (NAT). In addition, it provides additional firewall functionality using Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) to detect and block unsolicited traffic from the Internet. 
b. From the main screen, click the Security tab to view the Firewall and Internet Filter status. What is the status of SPI Firewall protection?
Jawaban : status SPI firewall protection : enabled. 
c. Which Internet Filter checkboxes are selected?
Jawaban : Internet filter yang digunakan : filter anonymous internet request, filter IDENT (port 113). 
d. Click Help to learn more about these settings. What benefits does filtering IDENT provide?
Jawaban : mencegah penyusup dari luar menyerang router melalui internet.
 

Step 4: Set up Internet access restrictions based on IP address
In Lab 7.3.5, you saw that wireless security features can be used to control which wireless client computers can access the multi-function device, based on their MAC address. This prevents unauthorized external computers from connecting to the wireless access point (AP) and gaining access to the internal local network and the Internet.
The multi-function device can also control which internal users can get out to the Internet from the local network. You can create an Internet access policy to deny or allow specific internal computers access to the Internet based on the IP address, MAC address, and other criteria. 
a. From the main multi-function device screen, click the Access Restrictions tab to define Access Policy 1
b. Enter Block-IP as the policy name. Select Enabled to enable the policy, and then select Deny to prevent Internet access from a specified IP address. 
c. Click the Edit List button and enter the IP address of Host-B. Click Save Settings and then Close. ClickSave Settings to save Internet Access Policy 1 – Block IP. 
d. Test the policy by attempting to access the external web server from Host-B. Open a browser and enter the IP address of the external server in the address area. Are you able to access the server?
Jawaban : Ya. 
e. Change the status of the Block-IP Policy to Disabled and click Save Settings. Are you able to access the server now?
Jawaban : Tidak 
f. What other ways can access policies be used to block Internet access?
Jawaban : menggunakan proxy
 

Step 5: Set up an Internet access policy based on an application
You can create an Internet access policy to block specific computers from using certain Internet applications or protocols on the Internet. 
a. From the main Linksys GUI screen, click the Access Restrictions tab to define an Internet Access Policy. 
b. Enter Block-Telnet as the policy name. Select Enabled to enable the policy, and then click Allow to permit Internet access from a specified IP address as long as it is not one of the applications that is blocked. 
c. Click the Edit List button and enter the IP address of Host-B. Click Save Settings and then Close. What other Internet applications and protocols can be blocked? 
d. Select the Telnet application from the list of applications that can be blocked and then click the double right arrow to add it to the Blocked List. Click Save Settings
e. Test the policy by opening a command prompt using Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt
f. Ping the IP address of the external server from Host-B using the ping command. Are you able to ping the server?
Jawaban : Ya. 
g. Telnet to the IP address of the external server from Host-B using the command telnet A.B.C.D (where A.B.C.D is the IP address of the server). 
h. Are you able to telnet to the server?
Jawaban : No.
NOTE: If you are not going to perform lab Part 2 at this time and others will be using the equipment after you, skip to Step 3 of Part 2 and restore the multi-function device to its default settings.
 

Part 2 – Configuring a DMZ on the multi-function device
Step 1: Set up a simple DMZ
It is sometimes necessary to allow access to a computer from the Internet while still protecting other internal local network computers. To accomplish this, you can set up a demilitarized zone (DMZ) that allows open access to any ports and services running on the specified server. Any requests made for services to the outside address of the multi-function device will be redirected to the server specified. 
a. Host-B will act as the DMZ server and should be running HTTP and Telnet servers. Verify the Host-B has a static IP address or, if Host-B is a DHCP client, you can reserve its current address and make it static using theDHCP Reservation feature on the Linksys device Basic Setup screen. 
b. From the main Linksys GUI screen, click the Applications & Gaming tab then click DMZ. 
c. Click Help to learn more about the DMZ. For what other reasons might you want to set up a host in the DMZ?Jawaban : karena DMZ berguna untuk menambahkan lapisan keamanan untuk LAN.
d. The DMZ feature is disabled by default. Select Enabled to enable the DMZ. Leave the Source IP Addressselected as Any IP Address, and enter the IP address of Host-B in the Destination IP address. Click Save Settings and click Continue when prompted. 
e. Test basic access to the DMZ server by pinging from the external server to the outside address of the multi-function device. Use the ping –a command to verify that it is actually the DMZ server responding and not the multi-function device. Are you able to ping the DMZ server?
Jawaban : Ya. 
f. Test HTTP access to the DMZ server by opening a browser on the external server and pointing to the external IP address of the multi-function device. Try the same thing from a browser on Host-A to Host-B using the internal addresses. Are you able to access the web page?
Jawaban : Ya. 
g. Test Telnet access by opening a command prompt as described in Step 5. Telnet to the outside IP address of the multi-function device using the command telnet A.B.C.D (where A.B.C.D is the outside address of the multi-function device). Are you able to telnet to the server?
Jawaban : Tidak.
 

Step 2: Set up a host with single port forwarding
The basic DMZ hosting set up in Step 6 allows open access to all ports and services running on the server, such as HTTP, FTP, and Telnet,. If a host is to be used for a particular function, such as FTP or web services, access should be limited to the type of services provided. Single port forwarding can accomplish this and is more secure than the basic DMZ, because it only opens the ports needed. Before completing this step, disable the DMZ settings for step 1.
Host-B is the server to which ports are forwarded, but access is limited to only HTTP (web) protocol.
a. From the main screen, click the Applications & Gaming tab, and then click Single Port Forwarding to specify applications and port numbers.
b. Click the pull-down menu for the first entry under Application Name and select HTTP. This is the web server protocol port 80.
c. In the first To IP Address field, enter the IP address of Host-B and select Enabled. Click Save Settings.
d. Test HTTP access to the DMZ host by opening a browser the external server and pointing to the outside address of the multi-function device. Try the same thing from a browser on Host-A to Host-B. Are you able to access the web page?
Jawaban : Ya.
e. Test Telnet access by opening a command prompt as described in Step 5. Attempt to telnet to the outside IP address of the multi-function device using the command telnet A.B.C.D (where A.B.C.D is the outside IP address of the multi-function device). Are you able to telnet to the server?
Jawaban : No.
 

Step 3: Restore the multi-function device to its default settings
a. To restore the Linksys to its factory default settings, click the Administration > Factory Defaults tab.
b. Click the Restore Factory Defaults button. Any entries or changes to settings will be lost.

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