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RE: [Xen-users] Isolated network

  • To: "Jeff Sturm" <jeff.sturm@xxxxxxxxxx>, <Xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Jonathan Tripathy" <jonnyt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 19:54:26 +0100
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  • Delivery-date: Fri, 04 Jun 2010 12:00:48 -0700
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-users] Isolated network

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Sturm [mailto:jeff.sturm@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Fri 04/06/2010 17:24
To: Jonathan Tripathy; Xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Isolated network

>>> Sorry, I think I worded my post wrong. What I meant was is there a
>>> to make sure that the DomUs can't access the Dom0, i.e. so they
>>> are on an isolated network. By default in virt-manager, the Dom0
>>> gets attached to each bridge created...

>> Simply don't assign an IP to the bridge device in your dom0.

> And this is secure? Could I make it any better by using ebtables or
anything like that?

You may want to do other things like disable IP forwarding and make sure
there's nothing else on your network that will route from your domU to
your dom0 network.  If your dom0 doesn't have separate physical
interfaces, creating VLANs to segregate the networks is helpful.

I can't say whether this is bulletproof, since I don't follow much
research on Xen security.  But it's a starting point, and the one I
would choose.


Disabling forwarding is a good idea indeed.

Bit confused about about the physical interface thing. All my physical interfaces will be passed through to a "firewall DomU", and it was my intention to just create a separate bridge with which the Dom0 would communicate with the firewall. Then there would be another bridge with which the other DomUs would communicate with the firewall.

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