Linux IPCHAINS-HOWTO

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This document aims to describe how to obtain, install and configure the enhanced IP firewalling chains software for Linux, and some ideas on how you might use them.

1. Introduction

  • 1.1 What?
  • 1.2 Why?
  • 1.3 How?
  • 1.4 Where?

2. Packet Filtering Basics

  • 2.1 What?
  • 2.2 Why?
  • 2.3 How?

3. I’m confused! Routing, masquerading, portforwarding, ipautofw…

4. IP Firewalling Chains

  • 4.1 How Packets Traverse The Filters
  • 4.2 Useful Examples

5. Miscellaneous.

6. Common Problems

7. A Serious Example.

8. Appendix: Differences between ipchains and ipfwadm.

  • 8.1 Quick-Reference table.
  • 8.2 Examples of translated ipfwadm commands

9. Appendix: Using the ipfwadm-wrapper script.

10. Appendix: Thanks.

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