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Old 07-15-2001, 08:04 PM   #1
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Kernel 2.4.* and firewalling

Hello All,

I am relatively new to Linux. I am installing linux kernel 2.4.* in an 386 machine and want to set it up as a firewall. I heard 2.4 has some new features regarding the firewalling capabilities. Is there any document out there that particularly addresses firewalling on kernel 2.4.

Thanks for your time.
Old 07-15-2001, 09:24 PM   #2
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Have a look at 'iptables' as they are the replacement for 'ipchains'. Please note however that there are differing opinions on the stability/security for iptables ranging from 'enterprise-ready' to 'not ready for prime-time'.

There should be lots of material in - try a search for 'iptables'.
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Kernel 2.4.* and firewalling

Go to

Although this is not official documentation, it is a pretty good overview of the changes in the new kernel, some defininitions, and explanations of the new feature sets vs. the previous feature sets.


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It includes the newest kernel and its easy to follow


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