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Old 12-12-2007, 01:01 PM   #1
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what is the inbound traffic


hello all ,

what about the inbound traffic that distended to a specific network it just like the INPUT chain in the iptables firewall ? and if so the outbound traffic will be like the OUTPUT traffic , any help will be appreciated

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Old 12-12-2007, 09:27 PM   #2
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Hello adam_blackice. Could you please clarify a bit? It's hard to understand your question. Inbound traffic is any traffic headed in your direction, but I'm not sure if that's what you are asking or not.

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Old 12-13-2007, 12:02 AM   #3
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thanks for your replay let us take the iptables as an example for what iam taking about if we say that the we want to make an INPUT rule that will drop icmp requests so we are going to make that in the filter table under INPUT chain

> my questions is could we say that the INPUT chain it's also inbound chain also as you said that the inbound is any traffic

destined to inside the network
 
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You are correct. Traffic is classified based on whether it is "inbound to," "destined for," "merely passing-through," or "departing from" this computer. The documentation for IPTABLES et al tells all...
 
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thanks for your replay let us take the iptables as an example for what iam taking about if we say that the we want to make an INPUT rule that will drop icmp requests so we are going to make that in the filter table under INPUT chain

> my questions is could we say that the INPUT chain it's also inbound chain also as you said that the inbound is any traffic

destined to inside the network
Sort of. It's best if you don't think of inbound traffic as belonging to a certain chain. Yes, in the case of the INPUT chain, the packets traversing it are indeed inbound - but only toward the host itself - NOT the network. Inbound traffic headed into your network would traverse the FORWARD chain instead.
 
  


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