iptables allow creation of rules to define packet filtering behavior.

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Debugging iptables using live packet views

Are there any CLI or GUI functions that I can use to monitor hits to iptables and watch as packets interact with iptables?
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system wide SOCKS5 Proxy

I connect to my Server on the internet using ssh -D 3128 user@rootserver.com. If I am right I thereby open a SOCKS v5 Proxy to my Server. Using firefox and FoxyProxy I can now add this to my proxys ...
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Remote SSH login not working

I have a PC behind a router with port forwarding setup Port 22 for SSH which works perfectly - I can login and everything. What I am trying to do is let this PC connect to a VPN and only allow ...
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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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List iptables rules as append command

A while back I was watching over the shoulder of a Linux guru and he issued a command that listed all the iptables rules in the format of the append commands you would need to issue in order to build ...
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Is it possible to have multiple virtual machines with the same (guest) ip on the same host?

What I try to achieve: Multiple virtual machines (virtualbox) on a Debian host which communicate with another server (not with each other or the host). All VMs need to have the same static network ...
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How to make Raspberry Pi to receive an IP from a router and also pass another IP to another device?

I know that I could achieve the desired result with an Ethernet switch, but I'm curious if I can get this with some cheaper solution. The idea is as follows: Rapsberry Pi has two Ethernet ports - ...
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How to modify iptables rules via editing a file rather than interacting via command line?

In the history, i would simply edit a file and then reboot the whole server. i would clone the line that had port 22 open change it to 80 and then save the file.. and reboot the whole system so ...
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What iptables command do I need to allow web server traffic?

I have a hard time understanding iptables rules. I am running a centos 6.5 VM on my laptop (vmware hypervisor) and it looks like it comes with this setup for iptables: # iptables -L Chain INPUT ...
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Temporary redirect ports

I need a temporary redirection of some ports to another machine. I've tried: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 4321 -j DNAT --to-destination 192.168.121.4:80 But shorewall blocks all ...
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Remove an IPTable Rule

I'm having troubles removing this ipables rule in Ubuntu: $ iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-port 3128 I've tried using the -D attribute but with no success. How can ...
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What does lo in iptables mean exactly?

I have seen countless examples of this rule in iptables: -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT I thought lo means localhost (a.k.a. 127.0.0.1), but when I commented it out, I can't access the server using its ...
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FTP and iptables. Connection fails but ports are open

I installed proftp on my machine. With iptables disabled I can connect to the machine, using ftp-client or telnet. With iptables connection fails - telnet says "Connection failed" # works telnet ...
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Lost connectivity after iptables change

I attempted to add a couple web ports to iptables and in doing so lost the ability to resolve any external address. I have a working SSH session open and can get to the box easily if needed. Here's ...
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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 port forwarding to qemu vm

Is it possible to create an IPtables rule that forwards all incoming traffic on port 80 on the host to port 80 of the qemu VM? Is such a scenario possible with qemu?
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Problems setting up TigerVNC and firewall

I have a box running a fresh install of Fedora 15. I've installed TigerVNC server on it and client on my Windows machine. I've added -A INPUT -m state --state NET -m tcp -p tcp --dport 5900 -j ACCEPT ...
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What does this iptables rule mean?

Reading this article on how to configure OpenVPN, I see the following paragraph: Raspbian has a firewall to protect your Raspberry Pi from unknown and unexpected Internet sources. We still want ...
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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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Bonding two broadband connections to serve LAN as a gateway

I need to increase the connectivity and speed of the Internet to my LAN users. These are the things I have in my hand to do so. PC with 3 NICs 1 for LAN and 2 for routers 2 broadband connections ...
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Do I have to swap IP sets, or can I add/remove on the fly?

I was wondering about the semantics of ipset(8). Is it possible to add a rule matching a set to iptables and then manipulate the set, or can I only create a set and swap it for an older set in order ...
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Should IP tables rules affect a serial port on Linux

I'm trying to setup some iptables rules on my embedded Debian Linux system, using a serial console I entered this: root@ts7600-47aad3:~# iptables -F root@ts7600-47aad3:~# iptables -P INPUT DROP ...
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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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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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How would I go about making this IPTABLE rule for every ip and not just one?

iptables -I PREROUTING -t nat -p udp -s 192.168.0.62 --dport 53 -j DNAT --to-destination 23.21.182.24 Instead of 192.168.0.62 I'd like to set that as a global rule, EVERY ip that needs dns should ...
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Difficulty setting up iptables

I'm very new to *nix operating systems, and I'm having some trouble which I believe is because of misconfiguration of the iptables firewall. My server has SSH running on port 22, and server software ...
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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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IPTables string match redirection

The issue: I am currently redirecting port 80 requests to another system on port 1000. This is done like so: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING ! -s 172.20.1.2 -p tcp --dport 80 -j DNAT --to-destination ...
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iptables rules too restrictive; Drupal webserver cannot access repositories, ntp or even websites

This is a Drupal website running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Linode. Someone recently changed our iptables rules and a number of problems started. These include: Our Mollom spam protection is not working ...
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Can iptables be used to convert a single-homed host into a NAT server?

Given: I have a machine (HostA) with only one NIC which has Internet connectivity. I have another machine (HostB) with one NIC on the same switch. HostB is not configured for Internet access yet. ...
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Explanation of bandwidth management script calling tc

I have some scripts in Linux to manage internet bandwidth, but I do not understand what they do. What is the meaning of the following scripts: tc qdisc add dev $IF root handle 1: htb default 256 tc ...
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iptables is not blocking

I have a script running every minute by a crontab. This script scans the system logs and grabs the IPs of every failed attempt to login on the server's dovecot, exim or ssh and add them to an ipset, ...
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IPtables command shows libipt_random.so missing

When I run a command, it shows error. I searched on net, but no one give me the correct answer. Googling shows only wrong answers for this questions. So please help me to overcome this problem. ...
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Is xinetd still the best method to let non root daemons listen on privileged ports?

When I need to use SNMP monitoring for java applications, there is the need to that application (usually ran as daemon user) to listen on snmp port. If there is no other alternative, of course I can ...
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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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Port Mirroring using iptables - copy all traffic among nginx on :80 and apache on :8080

I have nginx running on port 80 and apache running on port 8080 I want to transfer all the traffic to both nginx and apache asynchronously i.e the performance of one server wont be dependent on the ...
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Fedora 16 - Iptables installed, but no iptables service available

I'm trying to open ports on my fedora OS. In the past, this was as easy as adding an rule like -A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT I went to restart my iptables ...
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What does this iptables entry mean?

iptables-save output: *filter :INPUT DROP [2929:172650] :FORWARD DROP [0:0] :OUTPUT ACCEPT [74596344:6265371965] These are the opening lines of the iptables-save command. What do the numbers in the ...
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Unable to make outbound SNMP connections when IPTables is enabled

I have a bunch of windows servers configured with the windows SNMP agent. Each server has four IP addresses and SNMP listens on all of them. There is something very odd with my monitoring server ...
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iptables ruleset causes server to stop answering

I'm trying to configure my proxmox server's firewal and redirections. The aim is to block everything, open the necessary ports for basic services to work and, finally, redirect some ports to virtual ...
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Bridge/Router with custom logic

I've a Linux box with 3 network adapaters, which I'd like to configure as follow: Adapter A is connected to computer A Adapter B is connected to computer B Adapter C is connected to the Internet. ...
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Forwarding packets from loopback interface with policy-based routing

I have the following iptables rule: iptables -t mangle -A PREROUTING -p udp -m udp --dport 10000 -j MARK --set-xmark 0x4/0xffffffff which sets fwmark 4 on all udp packets with destination port ...
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iptables routing incoming IP to another destination IP question

I have a test setup: server1:1.1.1.1 server2:2.2.2.2 client: 3.3.3.3 I'm trying to have client IP 3.3.3.3 do a HTTP request from the 1.1.1.1 server. However I want the 1.1.1.1 server to pass this ...
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psad: do not block access to HTTP

I want to block intruders via psad, but HTTP and HTTPS should not be blocked. For example, if someone is scanning my dedicated server via nmap, psad should block him for 2 hours, but he should still ...
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How is whonix blocking UDP traffic (except udp-dns related traffic)?

I want to know how whonix manages to block unwanted UDP-Traffic i.e. all UDP-traffic but DNS related udp traffic. I looked at the iptable rules both in the Workstation and Gateway. There are no ...
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Unable to access website hosted on virtual machine

I'm on a mac (osx 10.9.3) running CentOS7 in virtualbox. I would like to access the website hosted on the virtual machine. Browsing to the Guest IP returns webpage not available. I'm able to ping and ...
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In iptables, what is the difference between targets DNAT and REDIRECT?

More specifically, is -A PREROUTING -i $INT -p $PROTO --dport $PORT -j REDIRECT --to-ports $NEWPORT equivalent to one or both of these? -A PREROUTING -i $INT -p $PROTO --dport $PORT -j DNAT ...
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How do I enable IPv6 inbound traffic to get forwarded to my machine?

It seems that IPv6 traffic on my router is being dropped. How do I configure ip6tables appropriately, so that traffic is forwarded/accepted to my machine? Here's the syslog for my IPv6 traffic: Jun ...
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My iptables works the opposite from what I wanted

I have this set of iptables rules ... $ sudo iptables -n -L Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination LOG all -- 0.0.0.0/0 0.0.0.0/0 ...
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iptables - add rule for interface before it comes up

Right now I'm using /etc/rc.local to add some iptables rules on my Linux router on boot however some of the rules aren't added. I assume this is because the interface hasn't come up yet. This is what ...