[TriLUG] iptables vs. ipchains
Wed, 4 Sep 2002 15:15:42 -0400 (EDT)
good presentation tom. it's worth noting that the in latest red hat
"null" beta, if you choose to enable a firewall during the installation
process, the resulting setup uses iptables by default instead of ipchains.
> On Wed, 2002-09-04 at 14:48, Greg Brown wrote:
>> Sorry if this has been covered recently, I'm still going through all
>> my old digests.
>> I have two questions:
>> 1. I am curently using ipchains, is there a good reason to make the
>> switch to iptables?
> Many many reasons. Stateful filtering and connection tracking stand out.
>> 2. Does either ipchains or iptables have the ability to filter traffic
>> on an interface based on MAC address?
> iptables does.
>> I guess I have three questions.
>> 3. Is there a good iptables tutorial on-line for people who currently
>> use ipchains?
> Well, I just gave a talk last night at the NCSU LUG on how to build an
> iptables firewall. I'd like to think its a good tutorial. ;)
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