iptables allow creation of rules to define packet filtering behavior.

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What do numbers in INPUT,FORWARD,OUTPUT chains mean in iptables config file?

I came across the following config file: # Generated by iptables-save v1.3.1 on Sun Apr 23 06:19:53 2006 *filter :INPUT ACCEPT [368:102354] :FORWARD ACCEPT [0:0] :OUTPUT ACCEPT [92952:20764374] -A ...
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What is the difference between -m conntrack --ctstate and -m state --state

I'm reading this howto, and there's something like this: We can allow established sessions to receive traffic: $ sudo iptables -A INPUT -m conntrack --ctstate ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT ...
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How to send packets coming from a second router on a particular port back to the router, using iptables not a route

I have a Linux server which runs a particular service listening on a single TCP port. The Linux server connects to the internet using a PPP connection and also acts as router for a local network using ...
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Is it better to set rules in ip6tables or disable ipv6?

I have the following network configuration: # ifconfig -a eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:e0:1c:73:02:09 inet addr:10.1.4.41 Bcast:10.1.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0 inet6 ...
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setting up a local VoIP to use as a Wifi Headset

I had this idea of using Wi-fi in a vehicle to connect my cell to the car call handler.Just as it works with bluetooth nowadays. Just to demonstrate that such a thing is possible , i had three Linux ...
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Use iptable do redirect all the HTTP traffic to localhost

I use a Linux machine as WLAN Router with the help of hostapd and udhcpd. There's also an Apache web server installed on the same machine. Now I want to redirect all the traffic which comes through ...
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listen to a conversation using port forwarding

I have been able to make a phone calls using the SIP client Pjsua from one Linux computer to another one. In case you have not heard of this user agent, explaining it's functionality is quite easy. It ...
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How to deny access to specific port when destination is NOT a specific host?

I'm trying to DENY access to port 1000 when it is being accessed through any host or IP that is NOT a specific host. I.e. If I try to access the service on sub.domain.com:1000 I should get in. If I ...
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IPTABLES is slow after adding '-A INPUT -j DROP' to rule list

I am just getting started with iptables and stumbled across something I don't really understand. FYI, I followed the instructions of Ubuntu wiki's IptablesHowTo. The nat and mangle tables are empty, ...
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iptables-restore just says “FAILED”

I am not sure what's wrong with my rule in the Iptables. I am actually trying to build a SSH server and following a cyberciti tutorial. My Iptables configuration looks like this: # Firewall ...
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Configuring iptables by software

Is there a software, or a linux distro which has such a software built-in, which makes configuring the iptables easier? If not, I thought that some of the mostly used configuarations with a simple GUI ...
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RELATED,ESTABLISHED state in iptables

What do the words 'RELATED' and 'ESTABLISHED' individually signify in RELATED,ESTABLISHED state in iptables?
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How to Allow Outgoing SMTP on iptables Debian Linux

If I choose to allow all traffic on the OUTPUT chain (iptables -P OUTPUT ACCEPT) mail sends fine. As soon as I lock down my server with these rules, outgoing mail stops working. All else works though, ...
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How can I prevent iptables from counting bytes and packets on empty chains?

Background I occasionally have firewall rules that I need to use for maintenance windows, but don't want active (and therefore consuming CPU cycles or slowing the network interface) the rest of the ...
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Block specific application with iptables [duplicate]

I have to harden a Linux desktop as an assignment in my college. But I got stuck at a specific problem: I have to control the outgoing traffic with iptables. It should be possible to prevent a ...
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pptpd dead but subsys locked? on cent os

i install point to point tunnel (PPTP) in my VPS. (Cent OS 6 64 Bit) everything fine after reboot the PPTP not worked client side. the pptpd status shows " pptpd dead but subsys locked ". how to ...
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No internet even with iptables ACCEPT all

I was trying to setup the firewall settings, and probably did something wrong. I don't have internet now unless I stop iptables service I tried flushing,and accepting everything sudo iptables -F ...
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iptables: The “script” way or the “*filter, rules, COMMIT” way?

I'm trying to figure out how NAT and iptables work. While I'm in the trial-and-error phase of learning about it, I found two somewhat conflicting howtos. One howto uses a script to call iptables ...
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How is the loopback device traffic allowed?

How can I allow the traffic to be sent on the loopback device (lo)? What is the iptables command for it?
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iptables couldn't load target allow

I am using the command below to allow all traffic from hosts on my internal network but it says "iptables v1.4.18: Couldn't load target `ALLOW':No such file or directory". What is the problem here? ...
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Archlinux not configured with iptables

I have been trying to set up iptables on my archlinux server, however when I run iptables -nvL I receive the error iptables v1.4.20: can't initialize iptables table 'filter': Table does not exist ...
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Route all HTTP traffic through polipo

I've set up polipo on my machine to listen to the default port 8123. To test it, I set the in-memory cache to a ridiculously high 2 GB and downloaded a 50 MB file using wget utilizing the proxy. ...
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Route wlan0 to openVPN tunnel and rest to eth0

I'm having problems to create route/iptables rules for following configuration: I have an openVPN server (tun type) running on my raspberry machine at home At work i have company pc (behind proxy) ...
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How do you do NAT port redirection with PF?

In Linux, you can do NAT port redirection with a command like this: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-port 8000 What is the equivalent with BSD's PF?
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iptables - why the stun, turn ports are not working to allow end points to access the server?

I have this iptables where all working except tcp/udp port 3478 and 5349. $ cat /etc/sysconfig/iptables # Generated by iptables-save v1.4.7 on Thu Nov 21 10:21:41 2013 *filter :FORWARD ACCEPT [0:0] ...
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Port forwarding using iptables on Linux

I want to forward a local port to a remote port (8041) to a port (8042) on a remote machine (10.0.0.42). I can do this via ssh -L 10.0.0.41:8041:10.0.0.42:8042 user@localhost where 10.0.0.41 is ...
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Session limit for OpenSSH server on Ubuntu Desktop 7.10

I need restrict session limit on my OpenSSH server only for one session (one connection). I use Ubuntu Desktop 7.10. Of course Version is old, but I need it for experimental purposes. I tried modify ...
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route traffic out different gateway by destination network

I have several gateways and would like to route some traffic out of different gateways based on its destination. I'm guessing I'd need to use a combination of iproute2 and iptables rules, but am not ...
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iptables REDIRECT in combination with matching on interface vs. IP address

I've successfully set up Tor for transparent proxying using iptables (ie, all outgoing traffic is sent through Tor without the application's knowledge). In doing so, I discovered both an odd problem ...
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iptables: rules for tftp server

I have a tftp server which listens on standard UDP port 69. I have added following rule to my iptables to block everything except UDP 69. -A INPUT -i eth0 -s 192.168.1.0/24 -p udp -m udp --dport 69 ...
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Modifying one line in Iptables

How would one modify the following line in iptables file (debian)? ACCEPT all -- XXX.XXX.XX.X anywhere PHYSDEV match --physdev-in vif3.1 TO ACCEPT all -- ...
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Bandwidth throttling per user group

I am wondering if it is possible to create a bandwidth shaping/throttling script that shapes traffic based on user group. That is, if user1, user2, are in user group group1, they will have 1mb/s ...
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iptables rules for iscsi initiator

I need to configure iptables on my client (iscsi-initiator). From tcpdump, I can see that the server (iscsi target) sends tcp from port 3260. So I have added following iptables rule on my client ...
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destination IP mangle table

I have machine with 2 interfaces: eth1 connected to internet (ip xx.xx.xx.xx) eth0 connected to my laptop (ip yy.yy.yy.yy) I add those lines to the firewall file in order to manage the bandwidth ...
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fail2ban log parsing too slow on Raspberry Pi - options?

I'm running fail2ban on a Raspberry Pi at 950MHz which I cannot overclock further. The Pi is occasionally subject to SYN floods on particular ports. I've set up iptables to throttle the rate of SYNs ...
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Linux Fedora 19 - iptables failed to start

I've been trying to start the iptables firewall service, but it keeps failing. What's going wrong? # systemctl status iptables.service iptables.service - IPv4 firewall with iptables Loaded: loaded ...
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How do I allow only certain IPSet set's to access a certain port with iptables?

I'm using IPSet to build IP ranges for different countries as follows : # Canada ipset -F ca.zone ipset -N ca.zone nethash for IP in $(wget -O - http://www.ipdeny.com/ipblocks/data/countries/ca.zone) ...
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Managing iptables for home lan routing

I have a LAN at home. One Netgear router - 192.168.0.1 connected to the internet. One Macbook - 192.168.0.10 (connected to Netgear router) One PC with Kali Linux - 192.168.0.20 (connected to ...
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How do I fix iptables in ChromeOS?

Using the shell in chrosh in ChromeOS I followed some (apparently terrible) advice to flush my IP tables. using the command sudo iptables -F I am now unable to connect to the internet at all. All ...
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ipset accounting information

I know that iptables keeps accounting information for ip traffic blocked or passed. However, it appears that when using ipsets with iptables, the accounting information is aggregated for the entire ...
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What is the difference between OUTPUT and FORWARD chains in iptables?

CentOS 6.0 I'm studying iptables and am getting confused on the difference between FORWARD and OUTPUT chains. In my training documentation, it states: If you're appending to (-A) or deleting ...
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How can I configure syslog.conf file, to log iptables messages in a separate file?

How can I configure /etc/syslog.conf file in order to save log information about iptables in a specific file. I want to save these information separately, so I can extract what I want easily and ...
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Squid not forwarding my packets proxied from iptables on router

I am trying to make openwrt's iptables from my router to direct to my squid proxy on my machine (since there is no enough space in router's flash memory) but even if I have my squid config ok ( ...
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Configure syslog.conf file [duplicate]

How can I configure /etc/syslog.conf file in order to save log information about iptables in a specific file. I want to save these information separately, so I can extract what I want easily and ...
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Where does Iptables store blocked IPs

I need to set up a shell to block DDOS attacks , but in that script, it's reading some Blocked IPs from /etc/sysconfig/iptables. The problem is that I don't have this directory, So I'm wondering ...
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How to redirect to my squid proxy using iptables since DNAT target: only valid in nat table

I want to redirect the traffic in my lan network through squid proxy but I am having some problems with iptables rules. When I use the following rule: # iptables -I FORWARD -s ...
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Failing to block brute force ssh with iptables

I'm trying to block (slow down) brute force attacks on my sshd server. I'm following this guide http://www.rackaid.com/resources/how-to-block-ssh-brute-force-attacks/ which basically says I need to ...
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Search in iptables.log file takes a long time

I have used iptables to save information about connections by modifying the /etc/syslog.conf file to save information in /var/log/iptables.log. So, every X hours, I need to extract information from ...
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CentOS restore firewall after `service iptables panic`

My friend and I were doing some firewall configurations and in the meanwhile he thought it was a good idea to type service iptables panic. Now we cannot put the firewall back on the original state ...
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Why is my computer trying to send ICMP type 3 to OpenDNS?

In my firewall logs I see lots of entries like this. IN= OUT=eth0 SRC=192.168.1.105 DST=208.67.220.220 LEN=148 TOS=0x00 PREC=0xC0 TTL=64 ID=55705 PROTO=ICMP TYPE=3 CODE=3 [SRC=208.67.220.220 ...