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Re: IPTables

Chris Norman wrote:
From: "Anthony Messina" <amessina messinet com>
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 11:22 PM
Subject: Re: IPTables

Chris Norman wrote:

Hi people,
I am running a server in college at the minute. I just re installed it because (amoungst other things), IPTables wasn't doing anything. Now I have exactly the same iptables problem.

If I do:
service iptables start

I just get returned to the prompt, the same with /etc/init.d/iptables start.

Why am I getting no output, how can I get iptables to start please?


Chris Norman
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have you defined iptables rules? what are they? what do your logfiles say?

Which log files? I defined a rule like this:

iptables -F
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport ! 20:25 -j DROP

Then I did service iptables start, and it looked good, everything came up as [OK], but then when I did service iptables status, it said "Firewall is stopped".

I'd need to read the script to see what that message means. I suggest you do that.

"service iptables start" clears all your existing rules and then causes a predefined set of rules to be implemented.

If you haven't created firewall rules, you won't get a firewall implemented. No matter how many times you reinstall.

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