Although I am a Solaris admin, I sometimes get stuck on something, especially if the answer is easy. I try to make it too complicated.-:) Here's the problem. I appreciate any help.
1. Sun box named: sunmain, running ssh (All boxes on one private IP subnet, half of a class C)
2. Programmers must access sunmain through a VPN connection from another Firewall Server pointed to this box.
3. Programmers have been allowed to Telnet and FTP to other boxes with few restrictions because of this being a development platform. This is a complex system and the programmers are writing in Java and have embedded some process in their framework such that I can't always see what they are doing. syslog is sometimes mysteriously stopped especially over the weekend. No one has root access except for me.
4. Other SUN boxes that they Telnet to, face Network elements on a live network.
5. I need to restrict telnet and ftp access out of sunmain to only 3 other SUN boxes out of 14 and restrict telnet/ftp access from those 3 boxes to only between the 3 and abck to sunmain.
6. I must also find a way to prevent them from connecting to network elements once they are in one of the 3 boxes and I need to restrict them to only the sunmain and the 3 other boxes. Network elements are on another IP range than this private one.
7. Would there be a way to restrict by IPs?
8. I don't think that I am going to be able to restrict them as tightly as I would wish. They are pretty good hackers. I have caught them doing things before that they should not do.
9. The critical part is keeping them from trying to connect to network elements in another IP range. Each element has it's own IP address.
10. I also have to let them install simulation software that will replace the function of connecting to network elements.
11. Oracle is also running on 3 of the boxes.