iptables allow creation of rules to define packet filtering behavior.

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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 ...
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Simple iptables filter rule for 101/8 block not working

I run a webserver that caters to an entirely local crowd, so to keep hacking attempts to a minimum, I have inserted a bunch of international IP-blocking rules into my iptables, but my filters don't ...
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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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Blanket blocking SMTP with whitelist

So using a VPS environment, whereby we need to block outbound SMTP by default (spammers), with the ability to unblock when needed. We have found some scripts eg: iptables -I FORWARD 1 -d $VPS_IP -p ...
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Linux routing tables

I'm trying to learn Linux routing tables and ran into bit of snag. In the example below I'm not sure what is happening. My understanding is 0.0.0.0 means that for line 1 and 2 any packets outside of ...
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iptables multiple -d flags not allowed

I am trying to log all my outbound connections to a file using iptables. This is my rule: -A OUTPUT ! -o lo ! --destination 127.0.0.1 -m state --state NEW -j LOG --log-prefix "new_connection " ...
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Bad argument `127.0.0.1' in iptables

-A OUTPUT --destination ! '127.0.0.1' -m state --state NEW -j LOG --log-prefix "new_connection " --log-level 7 gives me Bad argument `127.0.0.1' What am I doing wrong? I used this docs : ...
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tcp/ip - trigger action or event after period of no network activity on certain port(s)

Is it possible, perhaps using iptables or one of the wrappers/frontends to iptables, to trigger an action or run a script after a certain period of time has elapsed with no network activity on a ...
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Socket Connection Refused (raspbian) but ports are open for connections

I'd like to establish a connection between my client and raspbian. Within my network, I can connect to my service at any time without any problems. Now I want to connect to my service via the ...
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iptables ignores other rules after add last rule

I have written these rules in iptables: -A FORWARD -i eth1 -o eth0 -p icmp -m limit --limit 1/hour --limit-burst 5000 -j ACCEPT -A FORWARD -i eth1 -o eth0 -p udp -m limit --limit 1/hour --limit-burst ...
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How to see content of dropped packages at OUTPUT chain in iptables

iptables is as below: # iptables -t filter -nvL Chain INPUT (policy DROP 0 packets, 0 bytes) pkts bytes target prot opt in out source destination 0 0 ...
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iptables adding rules in OUTPUT chain

We can insert iptables rules based on IP/Network/Hostname: iptables -t filter -A OUTPUT -p tcp -d www.google.com -j ACCEPT -m comment --comment "www.google.com" It is not accepting: iptables ...
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FTP download problems with iptables — Port 21 connection is allowed but “Network is unreachable”

I'm trying to connect to an FTP site but with, e.g., wget: Logging in as anonymous ... Logged in! ==> SYST ... done. ==> PWD ... done. ==> TYPE I ... done. ==> CWD (1) /gcrypt/gnutls ...
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iptables rules - input and output

I'm new with Linux and iptables. I have a Ubuntu Server distro (12.04) on a PC which has 2 network interfaces (eth0 and eth1). I also have 2 laptops, one is plugged to eth0 and the other to eth1. ...
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Bad built-in chain name with iptables-restore

I saved my iptable settings on a Ubuntu 11.4 system using iptables-save >filename I then replaced the Ubuntu system with CentOS 6.5 and tried to restore iptables using iptables-restore ...
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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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SSH E-mail login alert if SSH port is as NAT

Can you help me with this problem please? How can I set e-mail alerting after SSH login when port 22 is NATed? I use Linux Debian 7. I have used these iptables rules: eth0 - external network, eth1 - ...
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Why aren't my iptables rules appearing in the relevant list after reboot?

I am trying to write two persistent NAT rules, which I save via iptables-save > /etc/iptables.ipv4.nat, and restore upon reboot via pre-up iptables-restore < /etc/iptables.ipv4.nat in my ...
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How to redirect tun SSL VPN through HTTP CONNECT proxy, using iptables?

I use a VPN under SSL solution (Firepass) on Android. VPN opens an SSL connection on port 443 of remote VPN server. My mobile carrier doesn't allow direct connections on port 443 but allow SSL ...
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Is this what it looks like in the terminal on the client side when you are blocked out via fail2ban?

I am a new server admin. I just setup fail2ban on an ubuntu 12.04 VPS. I used this tutorial. Then I tried to login to the system via ssh from a friend's machine. It is showing "operation timed out." ...
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High performance routing with high churn ruleset. What approach is most likely to scale to C10K and beyond?

I've been asked to create a high throughput router using PC / server hardware. I'm modestly familiar with pf, iptables, and tc, but I've never had such high churn and so many rules. I hope you can ...
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iptables correctness verification

I have so many questions around iptables and how it works. But we're using a modified kernel, and hence whatever experiment I try and fail, I can't be sure if it happens with Linux in common or just ...
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Iptables rule to allow only one port and block others

We have two apps running (on top of linux) and both communicates through port 42605. I wanted to quickly verify if this is the only port that's been used for communication between them. I tried below ...
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Did this tutorial block pings to my server?

I am a programmer teaching myself linux admin stuff. I followed this tutorial to setup a firewall on a VPS. As a part of that tutorial, I block all traffic except for web traffic and SSH traffic. I ...
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Will this open up a non-standard port to ssh?

I am following tutorials on iptable and want to allow ssh traffic on my non-standard SSH port = YYY. I think this is how you do it, but want to double check so I don't lock myself out of my server. ...
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What does the last column in this IP table mean?

From a tutorial, I run $sudo iptables -A INPUT -m conntrack --ctstate ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT $ sudo iptables -L and get target prot opt source destination ACCEPT ...
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What is the default action for incoming packets that don't match explicit iptables rules?

CentOS 5.x I'd like to understand what is specifically happening to incoming packets that don't explicitly match rules in my iptables chains. Is the default action to reject them? Or drop them? ...
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The Iptables don´t allow update the system [closed]

These rules don´t allow update the system (Debian wheezy on raspberry pi). Don´t allow ping: ping: sendmsg: Operation not permitted. I am trying to install a home web server and this rules don´t work ...
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what process is listening on a given port

I have several problems: some process is attempting to send data and the firewall is rejecting it at the rate it is sending it out firewall logs flood the system (may need to rate-limit the logging) ...
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Forward a host's network traffic to another host with the exception of SSH traffic

I am trying to redirect all the network traffic received in a old host to a different host. For that I created two new rules with iptables on the old host: echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward ...
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Corosync & Pacemaker IPTables Rules

When using Corosync with two rings via multi-cast addresses 226.94.1.1 (Port 5405) & 226.94.1.2 (Port 5406) what iptables rules are required to allow two nodes to communicate optimally without ...
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Prerouting issue

I have three hosts: A, B and C. Let's say host A is continuously communicating with host C (e.g. poll - response). Now, I spoof both ARP tables of host and A and C with host B and want to block ...
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Webserver establishing new outgoing connections from port 443

I've been trying to configure the firewall on a webserver running Apache using iptables commands. I took the approach of blocking all outgoing connections, except for those that are required. ...
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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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IPtables rule to double NAT [closed]

Let me rephrase it.. I just need an IPtable rule to do double NAT-ting.. Host A - Host B - Host C - Host D Host B should do both source NAT and destination NAT, so that my request from Host A ...
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APF firewall & IPset

Due to too many hack attempts from spam countries, today got the server configured with IPset for iptables. I loaded thousands of ip range in IPset & then added it to iptables with this command ...
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How does iptables recognize packet state?

Consider these two sets of rules: Set A -A INPUT -m conntrack --ctstate ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -j REJECT -A OUTPUT -j ACCEPT Set B -A INPUT -m conntrack --ctstate ...
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Some packets are flagged as INVALID by iptables

I configured a proxypass rule in order to redirect requests from the port 443 to a JBoss server running on port 8080. All works fine except some 503 errors in the Apache log, around 10 per day: In ...
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IPTables “iptables table `filter': Table does not exist (do you need to insmod?)”

I'm trying to get iptables working for my embedded Debian system, kernel version 2.6.35.3-571-gcca29a0. I've tried to enable iptables support in the kernel by selecting these options (this is a diff ...
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iptables forwarding between subnets

I want to forward traffic between two subnets, I'm not very familiar with iptables. The forwarding works except when iptables is enabled. There must be something wrong with the rules, though ...
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Run shell script based on IPTABLES port access attempt

Is there a way in Linux (RHEL 5-6) using IPTABLES, that if someone tried to access port 21, as an FTP user, to log what the user name they are trying to authenticate as and additionally run a shell ...
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how to forward from port 80 to 8080 using iptables without opening port 8080?

The following iptables configuration work for forwarding port 80 to 8080. #nat chains *nat :PREROUTING ACCEPT [0:0] :POSTROUTING ACCEPT [0:0] :OUTPUT ACCEPT [0:0] -A PREROUTING -i bond1 -p tcp -m ...
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Configure port 1935 in iptables for media

On CentOs 6.4 I cannot connect to the media server from port 1935 only 5080. I have read you can edit the iptables files with following. Open flle /etc/sysconfig/iptables: $ sudo vi ...
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iptables: redirect local request with NAT

I'd like to redirect local requests to port which is translated with NAT. I have following rules: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 9020 -j DNAT --to 10.0.3.11:80 however request coming ...
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Randomizing the source port for new connections

Generally whenever source port is selected by a network application, it is selected in a sequential manner among the free ports like 32000, 32001 and so on. I want to randomize the source port ...
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Route HTTP traffic thorugh different interface

I have my normal eth0 interface and an setup ppp0 interface, the problem I have is that I want to exclusively route all HTTP/HTTPS traffic through the ppp0 interface and everything else through the ...
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How to measure the time a packet spends on the system(router)?

I have a streaming system and one if its components is a router/firewall. I'm using iptables for setting the required behaviour on the router. I'm having performance issues in forms of a constant ...
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iptables redirect outside requests to 127.0.0.1

I have a service running on 127.0.0.1 with port 2222. I need to forward all requests to 192.168.2.2:2222 (outside IP) only from subnet 192.168.1.0/24 to 127.0.0.1:2222. I'm trying to use this, but ...
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Saving an iptables configuration permanently

How can I save this configuration permanently? sudo iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -s 10.10.0.0/16 -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
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iptables and physdev match confusion

I'd like to be able to prevent a network bridge from generating certain types of traffic from some of its interfaces. If I understand iptables correctly, packets generate by a device appear on the ...