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IpTables ROPE
Iptables packet match module scripting language

ROPE is a "match module" for IpTables that matches packets using highly flexible rules, written in a simple purpose-designed scripting language. It was first written to support the next phase of the P2PWall project for controlling various styles of peer-to-peer application traffic, but its possible uses are much broader than this.


User tutorial available in HTML format from; See also for a complete list of documentation


version 20051223 (stable)
released on 23 December 2005

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License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey28 July 2005

Leaders and contributors

Chris Lowth Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
R (Ref)
Debian (Ref)
Python (Ref)
Ruby (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to useperl
Weak prerequisiteipset
Required to useiptables

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 April 2018.


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