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iptables

http://www.iptables.org/
program to configure the Linux IP packet filtering rules

iptables is the userspace command line program used to configure the Linux 2.4.x and later IPv4 packet filtering ruleset (firewall). It is targeted at system administrators. Since Network Address Translation is also configured from the packet filter ruleset, iptables is used for this, too. The iptables package also includes ip6tables. ip6tables is used for configuring the IPv6 packet filter.

It is an enhancement on ipchains, and is used to control packet filtering, Network Address Translation (masquerading, portforwarding, transparent proxying), and special effects.





Licensing

License

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Notes

License

GPLv2

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Janet Casey

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1 September 2004




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Harald Welte Maintainer
Mark Boucher Contributor
Rusty Russell Contributor
James Morris Contributor


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/iptables
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/iptables
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.netfilter.org/iptables/
Bug TrackingBug Trackinghttp://bugzilla.netfilter.org/
GuixHomepagehttps://www.gnu.org/software/guix/packages/i.html
DeveloperE-mailmailto:netfilter-devel@lists.netfilter.org
HelpE-mailmailto:netfilter-announce@lists.netfilter.org
NetBSDHomepagehttp://pkgsrc.se/wip/iptables
GentooHomepagehttps://packages.gentoo.org/packages/net-firewall/iptables
SupportE-mailmailto:netfilter@lists.netfilter.org


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to useLinux kernel 2.4.4 or later (author recommends 2.4.18 or later)




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