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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

Related Projects

  • PHP-Mesh
  • Cutter
  • Iptables


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey28 July 2005

Leaders and contributors

Chris Lowth Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to useperl
Weak prerequisiteipset
Required to useiptables

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 February 2018.


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