'iptables' is built on top of netfilter: the new packet alteration framework for v2.4 of the Linux kernel. It is an enhancement on ipchains, and is used to control packet filtering, Network Address Translation (masquerading, portforwarding, transparent proxying), and special effects.
DocumentationUser and developer FAQs available in various languages from http://www.iptables.org/documentation/index.html#documentation-faq; User tutorials available from http://www.iptables.org/documentation/index.html#documentation-howto; User HOWTOs available from http://www.iptables.org/documentation/index.html#documentation-howto;
released on 18 December 2015
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2||Janet Casey||1 September 2004|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Bug Tracking||Bug Tracking||http://bugzilla.netfilter.org/|
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://git.netfilter.org/iptables/|
|Required to use||Linux kernel 2.4.4 or later (author recommends 2.4.18 or later)|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 December 2015.
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