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Old 05-18-2003, 10:49 AM   #1
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The Ipchains and Iptable blues

Okay, a friend recently told me about Ipchains and Iptables. Now I've found a couple tutorials and such, but most of them are dated (2001, 2000, 1999). I started reading them and wow, am I in over my head or what?

I have a basic idea of what they do, and why they're needed. But I need either a slightly newbie guide or a more recent one. (They were talking about the 2.0 Kernel )

(Yes, that means I googled it, I tried!)
Old 05-18-2003, 11:39 AM   #2
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are you looking for a tutorial on iptables or on ipchains?

try pointing your browser at the linux Documentation Project

i use this quite often to find information about linux stuff,

or for example if i wanted to block a particular mac address using iptables, i would do a search on Google for iptables +mac address +block +howto

and it will find pages of tutorials that are specific to what you want, alternativly do a search here at linux questions ( click search on the top right ) chances are that some one has asked this question already

the older tutorials are normaly about ipchains which is being phased out of general use because iptables is more powerful with what you can do with it

hope this helps, slightly


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