iptables allow creation of rules to define packet filtering behavior.

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Iptables GEOIP not working under Debian Squeeze

I've just installed xtables-*, compiled the geoip database, but when I try to use an iptables command it always gives back the following error: Command iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -m geoip ...
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Undo iptables modification

I ran the following iptables commands to create a blacklist rule but used the wrong port: iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 22 -m state --state NEW -m recent --set --name SSH iptables -A INPUT -p tcp ...
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How to get all IPtables rules

I'm trying to see a list of all the rules in IPtables in a Debian 7 server. when I try: iptables -L -n I only get one rule (which I entered 5 minutes ago). I have many others, for port 80, mysql ...
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iptables log file

I have ubuntu and I want to know where can I find the log file of iptables? I find out /var/log/messages, but I am not sure this is a correct log file or not. And I also want to know when this log ...
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Meaning of log entries from an iptables configuration

My router has Linux as its OS. The system log has a lot of rows about iptable and klogd that I don't understand, could someone explain them to me? The iptables setup: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING ...
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IPtables installation question

I am new to installing iptables and have an excellent book called "Linux Firewalls: Attack Detection and Response" by Michael Rash. I have a few questions before I begin. I want to make an ...
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Which ports should I open for apt-get to work?

I installed Webmin, and then set up the firewall like this: INPUT SSH port ALLOWED Webmin port ALLOWED HTTP port (80) ALLOWED DROP EVERYTHING ELSE FORWARDING no rules OUTPUT no rules If I remove ...
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What does this firewall record mean?

Running iptables -L -n gives me the following info: Chain IN_ZONE_work_allow (1 references) target prot opt source destination ACCEPT tcp -- 0.0.0.0/0 ...
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How to re-enable iptables on Fedora 18?

FirewallD is the default firewall in Fedora 18. I have been using iptables for quite some time and have a custom configuration which I need for logging of ip traffic. I am not used to the new ...
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How do I build the iptables kernel module for a loaded kernel?

I've built a kernel with loadable module support for various reasons, one of them the possibility to compile modules and load them without rebooting. This is supposed to be useful when I need a module ...
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iptables rule to allow access to internet

I made default policy of my machine- iptables -A INPUT -j REJECT #DROP ALL PACKETS TO INPUT CHANNEL INPUT channel has been blocked. Now I want to allow only some specific services like I should be ...
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iptables infographic

Is there an infographic somewhere that describes the logical flow of iptables? Specifically, I'm looking for something that diagrams which point in the process ip_conntrack applies.
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Linux App that monitors log and add rules to iptables

I used to use a linux software that monitors logs like http, ssh, etc and if it detects that someone is trying to use brute force, it blocks that ip by adding a rule to iptables. I forgot what that ...
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Using /etc/hosts or iptables to redirect site to https:// version

I'd like to have my system automatically take me to https://facebook.com even if I put http://facebook.com into my browser. I can get /etc/hosts to redirect to me to different domains, but it seems ...
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Blocking Websites by days and hours using Iptables in OpenWRT

I want to block Facebook the whole day with the exception of the night. I want to implement that in my Linux-based router OpenWRT. The archive I need to modify is /etc/firewall.user (or at least ...
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Mass IP Blocking

I have a game server and someone is spamming it with bots. The SpamBot client makes the handshake with my server using UDP connections. It does this through a list o proxies. Basically, the Spambot ...
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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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Log the dropped packets by IPTables only if its DROPPED by a specific rule

I have IPTables rules set on a Linux device. I have a particular rule to drop the packets, and I wish to log the packets only if they're dropped by that specific rule, and not by the other rules. ...
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How does iptables MASQUERADE work on the incoming side?

I'm still reading the iptables manual page and other documents and digging around questions and their answers. This is the problem which arises. When we setup the NAT we use a POSTROUTING rule such ...
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iptables: multiple exclusions on port forwarding

I have an existing iptables setup that does port forwarding. In this port forwarding scenario there are some instances where I do not want it to port forward. So, for instance I have this defined: ...
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Can't add large number of rules to iptables

I made a very simple bash script (echo at start, runs commands, echos at end) to add approx 7300 rules to iptables blocking much of China and Russia, however it gets through adding approximately 400 ...
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What is a solid iptables configuration for my desktop?

On my desktop, I want to configure iptables pretty strictly. I see no reason why I need to allow anything except for internet traffic that I initiated. And maybe even that could be limited to only a ...
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Why does SNAT happen in POSTROUTING chain and DNAT in PREROUTING chain?

Why does SNAT(modifies source IP and/or ports) happen in nat table POSTROUTING chain, i.e after routing? And why does DNAT(modifies destination IP ant/or ports) happen in PREROUTING chain? I guess ...
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Debian-Jessie: How do you check iptables status?

In old sysvinit I would just do service iptables status and see if it was running or not. But in newer Debian-Jessie I grep for iptables in the list of services and don't see iptables listed ...
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Why does my iptables firewall reject connections to port 1531?

When installing RHEL, iptables seems to be rejecting connections from 1531 (oracle). This is my configuration: # Firewall configuration written by system-config-firewall # Manual customization of ...
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What do the fields in /proc/net/ipt_hashlimit/FILE mean?

What do the fields in /proc/net/ipt_hashlimit/FILE mean? These files are created upon iptables -A CHAIN -m hashlimit--hashlimit-name FILE [...] [...] 9 198.51.100.23:0->0.0.0.0:0 80000 80000 160 ...
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Is there a specific reason why iptables would return an exit code of 3 (instead of 1?) when executed without sufficient privileges?

I simply forgot to use sudo: usr@arch ~[0] $ iptables -L iptables v1.4.21: can't initialize iptables table `filter': Permission denied (you must be root) Perhaps iptables or your kernel needs to be ...
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How can I determine what program or user connected to a particular port after the fact?

I am examining the egress IPTABLES log of my computer for yesterday and notice the following: IN= OUT=eth0 SRC=192.168.1.1 DST=69.46.36.10 LEN=60 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=12345 DF PROTO=TCP ...
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Why iptables does not fetch information from /etc/sysconfig/iptables on centOs?

I'm new in Linux and encountered with problem with iptables. Here is content of /etc/sysconfig/iptables file # Generated by iptables-save v1.4.7 on Tue Nov 27 21:41:04 2012 *filter :INPUT ACCEPT ...
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iptables drop all incoming ICMP requests except from one IP

Currently, I have something like: iptables -A INPUT -p ICMP --icmp-type 8 -j DROP iptables -A INPUT -s x.x.x.x -p ICMP --icmp-type 8 -j ACCEPT However, when I run the second command, it ...
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iptables/pf rule to only allow XY application/user?

I think there is no iptables/pf solution to only allow an XY application on e.g.: outbound tcp port 80, eth0. So if I have a userid: "500" then how could I block any other communications then the ...
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Is there a standard way to configure what policy iptables loads on startup under Debian?

I've just started playing with Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) in a VPS environment, as a way to learn more about system administration. One thing I'd like to configure is a default packet filtering policy. ...
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Block specific IP from accessing gateway

Suppose you are on linux internet gateway/router. What would you do to block a client with specific IP using bash script. I prefer something like ./block_client.sh 192.168.1.123 to block and ...
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Block all internet connections unless connected to OpenVPN server

I want to block all internet connections unless I'm connected to my OpenVPN. Now of course, I need to allow connection to the VPN server. Can this be done, by allowing out/in traffic to/from the VPN ...
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Using iptables to redirect all traffic to local webserver

Aloha, I'm trying to redirect all traffic on my wifi router to a local webserver using iptables. I'm not sure i have got the command right and also I want to exclude the router IP (172.16.0.1) from ...
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How to limit port range in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to limit source port range in my ubuntu machine upto 20000 , that means no Application should be able to use port higher than that.I have this command in mind iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp ...
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monitor bandwidth on interface with tc or iptables

I would like to log a warning message to /var/log/messages file if either ingress or egress bandwidth on eth0 interface is over a certain threshold. I could do this with a script which reads the value ...
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How to combine iptables rulesets

Say there are several iptables scripts (run at boot time), all of which run something like iptables -A ... to add rules. I'm thinking this could be improved, turning all those shell scripts into text ...
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IPTables Port Redirection Should Have Broken Apache But Didn't

I have a Load Balance set up in Apache httpd: <VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot /var/www/html ServerName xxx.xxx.xxx.com ProxyRequests Off ...
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Configure iptables on remote server without locking me up

I have a little remote server that I can access only with SSH, and what I want to do, is block all the traffic except port 22 for SSH. The first time, what I did was : iptables -P INPUT DROP And ...
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What network protocols do database servers use?

I have a postgres 9.1 server running on the default port 5432 on an ubuntu 12.04 cloud server. I want to open up the port so I can make remote queries -- but I have to open the port on IP tables, ...
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IPtables : Limit number of new ssh connections per minute

I need to ensure on my server that maximum new ssh connections per minute are not more then 5. sudo /sbin/iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --syn --dport 22 -m connlimit --connlimit-above 5 -j REJECT Above ...
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Why must loopback traffic be authorized using iptables to get web access?

I thought the following was necessary was necessary for outgoing HTTP on a desktop (non-server): iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m multiport --sports 80,443 -m conntrack --ctstate ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT ...
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Is it possible to whitelist a specific program in iptables?

Is it possible to allow all traffic for a specific program in iptables? Otherwise using nmap and a strict iptables configuration at the same time seems impossible.
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Changing firewall settings after installation of CentOS via kickstart

I was trying to install CentOS 6.3 via Windows Deployment Server. And to automate the installation process I used kickstart file in which i provided various details required during installation.Then i ...
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How can I Forward a subDomain to a specific port?

My apologies if this has been asked before. I haven't found an adequate solution so... yeah. When a specific domain, "example.com" is accessed, I want it to act normally. In other words, it should go ...
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PPTP VPN not working with Linux router

ORIGINAL: I've just switched from an old Linux install (Debian squeeze) to a new one (Linux Mint 17.3) for my router (I am using a full desktop PC with a Linux install as my router). The Linux PC ...
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How to manage the source data for iptables -v option?

If I run the command iptables -nvL on my VPS server running Ubuntu I get output like (output is much longer - I have only shown the interesting parts) $ sudo iptables -nvL Chain INPUT (policy DROP ...
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How can Wireshark see packets dropped by iptables?

I recently installed my hard drive in a new computer and after some fiddling around I noticed my iptables rules were dropping DNS responses for some reason, turns out they were configured to allow ...
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How to measure iptables load?

I have added about 3500 IP addresses to iptables using ufw on a Debian 7 and I am wondering if this has any impact on the performance of my server. How can I measure that?