At times users may want to restrict access from external connections to some server resources. This
article will show you how to allow access to the FASTPANEL® from you home IP-address only.
How to setup Firewall
FASTPANEL® uses port 8888 by default and you may want to allow access to it for only one IP address and restrict access to any other IP address. Go to “Settings” → “Firewall” and click “New rule”.
In the opened modal window do the following:
- Enter the name of the rule in the “Name” field
- In the “Port” field enter 8888, select “TCP” type as we are blocking TCP connections
- In the “Policy” drop-down menu select “PARTIAL ACCEPT”
- In the additional “IP address” field appeared to simply click “My IP”. The system automatically will detect your IP and paste it in the filed.
NB: Don’t forget to click “Add”
After clicking “Save” the panel will automatically create the following rules on the server:
-A fastpanel_rules -s 126.96.36.199/32 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 8888 -j ACCEPT
-A fastpanel_rules -p tcp -m tcp --dport 8888 -j DROP
The rules above mean that only selected IP address has been granted access to port 8888.