Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

Configuring iptables

I've read some good tips on using iptables on your site: Securing your Linux server with iptables and Netfilter and iptables: Understanding how they harden Linux.

What I really need now are some tips on doing a good job of configuring iptables.

It really depends on what you are configuring with iptables, but it's probably worth mentioning a few places where you can get quality iptables information.

Let's start at the beginning with Rusty Russell's original iptables documentation, which has dated a little but still represents a very good introduction to the topic. There is also the iptables tutorial by Oskar Andreasson that is available. Another useful site is http://www.iptablesrocks.org/ which has an easy to read tutorial and a good collection of examples.

Lastly, the netfilter homepage itself provides an excellent collection of FAQs that I strongly recommend all serious iptables tinkerers read.

This was last published in August 2007

Dig Deeper on Linux servers

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.