I have a server running multiple docker containers in the following configuration:
- One of the containers is a reverse proxy binding to the exposed ports of the other containers. This is the only container accepting connections from the outside world on http port 80
- All other containers are development environments running tty shells. These have exposed ports on the host, but those ports are not exposed to the outside world due to EC2 security group configuration on the host. So the only way to communicate with them is through the reverse proxy. The reverse proxy communicates with them through their exposed ports.
n.b. I cannot use container links here as I don't want to restart the reverse proxy container with each new development container.
| DEV Env Docker | / OUTSIDE WORLD <-----|------> REVERSE PROXY DOCKER - DEV Env Docker | \ | DEV Env Docker
The idea is that a user can access the development container through the reverse proxy and run commands inside that container.
I want to prevent users from running commands connecting to the outside world by whitelisting the domains they can connect to.
I have installed squid3 and setup a white list by adding the following lines to the config file:
acl whitelist dstdomain "/etc/squid3/whitelist.txt" http_access allow whitelist
I also managed to redirect traffic from the docker containers to squid using the following iptables command iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i docker0 -p tcp -d 0/0 -j REDIRECT --to-port 3128
The issue I have is that I only want outgoing traffic from my Dev Env containers to go through squid, but since "I believe" I need to use PREROUTING all traffic is going through squid even the ones incoming and destined for my reverse proxy.
When I try to access my reverse proxy over the web I get the following error from squid
ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: / Invalid URL Some aspect of the requested URL is incorrect. Some possible problems are: Missing or incorrect access protocol (should be http:// or similar) Missing hostname Illegal double-escape in the URL-Path Illegal character in hostname; underscores are not allowed. Your cache administrator is webmaster. Generated Fri, 06 Nov 2015 18:56:54 GMT by ip-10-0-1-201 (squid/3.3.8)
QUESTION: How can I get squid to ignore all traffic related to the reverse proxy container both incoming and outgoing?
My iptables is like this
# Generated by iptables-save v1.4.21 on Fri Nov 6 18:54:09 2015 *nat :PREROUTING ACCEPT [30:1796] :INPUT ACCEPT [28:1680] :OUTPUT ACCEPT [37:2388] :POSTROUTING ACCEPT [46:2964] :DOCKER - [0:0] -A PREROUTING -m addrtype --dst-type LOCAL -j DOCKER -A PREROUTING -i docker0 -p tcp -d 0/0 -j REDIRECT --to-port 3128 -A OUTPUT ! -d 127.0.0.0/8 -m addrtype --dst-type LOCAL -j DOCKER -A POSTROUTING -s 172.17.0.0/16 ! -o docker0 -j MASQUERADE -A POSTROUTING -s 172.17.0.3/32 -d 172.17.0.3/32 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 8000 - j MASQUERADE -A POSTROUTING -s 172.17.0.3/32 -d 172.17.0.3/32 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j MASQUERADE -A POSTROUTING -s 172.17.0.2/32 -d 172.17.0.2/32 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j MASQUERADE -A DOCKER ! -i docker0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 9000 -j DNAT --to-destination 172.17.0.3:8000 -A DOCKER ! -i docker0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 8192 -j DNAT --to-destination 172.17.0.3:80 -A DOCKER ! -i docker0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j DNAT --to-destination 172.17.0.2:80 COMMIT # Completed on Fri Nov 6 18:54:09 2015 # Generated by iptables-save v1.4.21 on Fri Nov 6 18:54:09 2015 *filter :INPUT ACCEPT [1891:3910112] :FORWARD ACCEPT [0:0] :OUTPUT ACCEPT [1500:1500230] :DOCKER - [0:0] -A FORWARD -o docker0 -j DOCKER -A FORWARD -o docker0 -m conntrack --ctstate RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT -A FORWARD -i docker0 ! -o docker0 -j ACCEPT -A FORWARD -i docker0 -o docker0 -j ACCEPT -A DOCKER -d 172.17.0.3/32 ! -i docker0 -o docker0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 8000 -j ACCEPT -A DOCKER -d 172.17.0.3/32 ! -i docker0 -o docker0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT -A DOCKER -d 172.17.0.2/32 ! -i docker0 -o docker0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT COMMIT # Completed on Fri Nov 6 18:54:09 2015
---- EDIT ----- My Squid Conf in full after making change to http_port as indicated in the comments.
acl SSL_ports port 443 acl Safe_ports port 80 # http acl Safe_ports port 21 # ftp acl Safe_ports port 443 # https acl Safe_ports port 70 # gopher acl Safe_ports port 210 # wais acl Safe_ports port 1025-65535 # unregistered ports acl Safe_ports port 280 # http-mgmt acl Safe_ports port 488 # gss-http acl Safe_ports port 591 # filemaker acl Safe_ports port 777 # multiling http acl CONNECT method CONNECT http_access deny !Safe_ports http_access allow localhost manager http_access deny manager acl allowed_ips src 172.17.0.0-172.17.0.254 http_access allow allowed_ips http_access allow localhost http_access deny all http_port 3128 accel vhost allow-direct coredump_dir /var/spool/squid3 refresh_pattern ^ftp: 1440 20% 10080 refresh_pattern ^gopher: 1440 0% 1440 refresh_pattern -i (/cgi-bin/|\?) 0 0% 0 refresh_pattern (Release|Packages(.gz)*)$ 0 20% 2880 refresh_pattern . 0 20% 4320
I Appreciate all the help you can provide.