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Old 12-12-2003, 07:54 AM   #1
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iptables n00b

I was wondering if there any good iptables tutorials on the internet. I have no idea how to configure it or have even had a look at it. All i know is that it's a firewall right?

Please help
Thanks in advance
Old 12-12-2003, 09:01 AM   #2
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Go to:

and look for iptables.
Hope this helps!


You can also check here:

It has a pretty good tutorial I think.

Last edited by phekno; 12-12-2003 at 09:12 AM.
Old 12-12-2003, 07:55 PM   #3
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Or go right to the source
Old 12-12-2003, 10:58 PM   #4
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If you want something that doesn't depend on the internet, I would highly suggest purchasing the book, Red Hat Linux Firewalls by Red Hat Press. I bought it when firewalling became my primary duty at work. Try to find a good deal on it though, as it cost me $60US new when I bought it. Well worth it though. I was totally clueless about iptables when I picked it up, now I admin 4 firewall machines protecting a mid-size corporate lan. It is a little dry unless you are into learning about packets and scripting, but the ultimate paper resource on iptables IMO.


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