I am trying to configure the box I am using as a gateway/proxy/firewall to allow IP masquerading and finally switch over from using a proxy. It's a debian squeeze system.
Currently, my hosts.allow file is empty (and hosts.deny says
ALL: PARANOID), because squid allows requests on the required ports anyway (and also, I can ssh to the box just fine).
Does iptables work the same way, i.e. can the hosts.allow file remain empty when iptables is set up properly?