Securing your servers is very important. One basic way of shutting down quite a few attack vectors is running a firewall on your nodes. The firewall will make sure that only those network connections that hit the services you decide to allow are accepted.
iptables is one of the tools available for the job. Let's see how to set it up to make your servers more secure.
Make sure that you have a cookbook called
my_cookbook and that the
run_list of your node includes
my_cookbook, as described in the Creating and using cookbooks recipe in Chapter 1, Chef Infrastructure.
mma@laptop:~/chef-repo $ subl Berksfile
cookbook 'my_cookbook', path: './cookbooks/my_cookbook'