iptables allow creation of rules to define packet filtering behavior.

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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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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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Problem setting up iptables (LDAP traffic blocked)

My application server is on a network protected by a organization wide firewall, and my server is also using fail2ban. That said, I'd like to set up an additional layer of protection with iptables. ...
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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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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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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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Allow incoming connections from Google Translate only

I have a small web server running on port 80, and I'd like to allow only Google Translate to have access to it. First I tried running dig translate.google.com and dig translate.googleusercontent.com ...
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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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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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libvirt guests: accept connections from outside network

From libvirt documentation: By default, guests that are connected via a virtual network with can make any outgoing network connection they like. Incoming connections are allowed from the host, ...
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Debian 8 - IPTables reverts to state on every packet

Problem: iptables cannot be changed. On my computer, I can run iptables -F. iptables -L shows it is flushed. When any packets come into or out of the machine, all rules are back! The same behaviour ...
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What is the meaning of UNCLEAN state in iptables

What is the meaning of UNCLEAN state in iptables? Example: iptables -A INPUT -m conntrack --ctstate UNCLEAN -j DROP This actually gives me an error, but there should exist an unclean state. ...
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How to add marks together in iptables (targets MARK and CONNMARK)

When you want to mark a packet in iptables, you would generally add the following line to your firewall script: iptables -t mangle -A POSTROUTING -p tcp -m multiport --dports 80,443 -j MARK --set-...
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Can you send a TCP packet with RST flag set using IPTABLES as a way to trick NMAP into thinking a port is closed?

I am learning Nmap and a thought occurred to me with regards to a SYN scan... A SYN scan sends an empty TCP packet with the SYN flag set to illicit a response from the target of either RST, ...
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Shorewall to protect interfaces that are not yet defined

I am planning to use Shorewall to filter traffic that originates from a virtual interface created by OpenVPN (lets call it tap0). If OpenVPN did not successfully create this interface before ...
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Don't allow docker internet access

I'm looking for a simple way to limit my docker containers so they only have local access and not internet access. I've tried using IPtables to do this and the following works: iptables -I FORWARD -...
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How do you block a port on your loopback?

I am doing some testing and want to be able to test situations where my database goes down. Its running on the same box as my tests, and it appears that things like the following are not doing the ...
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Traffic of specific program through vpn [duplicate]

is it possible to only let the traffic of Deluge through a VPN (OpenVPN) and the other traffic not with iptables? Kind regards
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Firewall that allows to tag or comment rules for easy filtering

I am going to use iptables for port forwarding to listen on requests from my LAN on port 8080 and answer with container at port 80 , like this: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp -d 192.168.1.15 --...
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Best practises: Applying iptables firewall rules for SSH

I need to add some firewall rules in our QA environment using iptables. I have to do the changes remotely . Some of the changes also include disabling SSH for few Networks . What are best practices ...
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Rewrite source IP in TCP replies using iptables

I'd like to rewrite the source IP on TCP/514 traffic leaving a redhat machine, for connections that weren't initiated from the machine. The machine receives TCP/514 traffic on an interface, for ...
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Local port is not accessible with public IP address

I have a linux server which has public IP and Private IP. So, when ever I login with public IP, the terminal directly shows private IP. example: $ ssh root@55.27.XX.XX root's password: root@10.1....
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iptables rule in /etc/rc.local are not loaded

/etc/iptables.conf contains a rule to dump my outgoing packets to 10.199 network as, *filter :INPUT ACCEPT [122:9273] :FORWARD ACCEPT [0:0] :OUTPUT ACCEPT [73:8165] -A OUTPUT -d 10.199.48.0/24 -j ...
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Use two SSH ports, but open only one?

My iptables.conf looks roughly like this: -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 65000 -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -j DROP My sshd_config looks like this: Port 22 Port 65000 #AddressFamily any #ListenAddress 0.0.0.0 #...
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IPTABLES to allow ssh, ftp, pop, etc from one static IP address with HTTP/SSL open to public

This is my setting in /etc/sysconfig/iptables: #start of my iptables # Generated by iptables-save v1.2.11 on Wed May 27 00:31:22 2015 *mangle :PREROUTING ACCEPT [130933577:29488298585] :INPUT ...
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how to block only certain outgoing ip connection with iptables

(Centos 5.5) to block xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: # iptables -A OUTPUT -j DROP -d xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx then verify by: # iptables -L OUTPUT --line-numbers Chain OUTPUT (policy DROP) num target prot opt ...
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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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can not telnet to a server connection refuse

I have two server with these specifications: IP address: 192.168.1.94 IP address: 192.168.1.221 I want to telnet to the first one from the second one (to port 5029) but I get this error: root@...
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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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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 --to-...
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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 ...
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rtorrent: 'Tracker Timeout' caused by IPtables

I'm trying to secure my rtorrent-running-homeserver with IPtables. With the aim to allow only incoming connections to the rtorrent port 6890 and 5292 for ftp (both are forwarded by the router), I ...
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Masquerade not working sometimes

I have an issue with private network traffic not being masqueraded in very specific circumstances. The network is a group of VMware guests using the 10.1.0.0/18 network. The problematic host is 10.1....