What do the [368:102354], [0:0] and [92952:20764374] in my iptables output file mean?

:INPUT ACCEPT [368:102354]
:OUTPUT ACCEPT [92952:20764374] 

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As per https://serverfault.com/a/373875/145318:

The [0:0] or [1280:144299] or whatever are the count of [Packets:Bytes] that have been trough the chain . They are saved when you run an iptables-save command and are used by the iptables-restore command to initialise the counters.

  • You're welcome. Could you mark the answer as correct then. Aug 10, 2015 at 4:46

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