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Iptables / ipchains

By DigitAlex
Jun 10, 2004
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  1. Just a quickie question ...

    i read somewhere that iptables is a kinda enhanced version of ipchains.

    So if I want to do firewalling, NAT and such, is it enough just to install iptables ?
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    You need to have network packet filtering in kernel too.
  3. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 583

    Could you be a little bit more extensive please Mic ? thanx a lot
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    I meant you need to enable that in the kernel, ie. compile, if it's not in it already.

    Networking support - Networking options - Network packet filtering (replaces ipchains) - IP netfilter configuration, select what you need. If you're not sure, I don't think it'd hurt to select all of them. Descriptions should explain them a bit.
  5. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 583

    Ye, i think 'ill recompile then, i have to do it anyway to include ext3 (other thread).
  6. MattG

    MattG TS Rookie Posts: 147

    Yes, iptables is a upgraded ipchains.
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