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RE: iptables



This is specifying that the rule only applies to SYN packets.  This
would be essentially all packets that you did not request.  If you set a
rule to deny all syn packets it essentially blocks all inbound packets
that you did not request.

Jason 

-----Original Message-----
From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of tamer amr
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 10:44
To: redhat
Subject: iptables 

hi 
 
  i want to know what is the  --syn  option doing in the iptables rule ?

 
 
 because i want to know what is the SYN,ACK   packets ?  
 
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