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Re: RTL8139 SSH, HTTP, FTP YES - NFS, iptables NO



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On 24 Oct 2002 15:56:03 -0400, Josiah Ritchie wrote:

> What is the purpose of running iptables instead of ipchains?  I was
> under the impression that they both existed together and complemented
> each other in their task.  Is that a misconception?

In a nutshell, ipchains is the old packet filtering architecture of
the 2.2 kernel series. Netfilter (aka iptables) is the successor of
ipchains and found in the 2.4 kernel series. The ipchains module in
the 2.4 kernels is just a stripped-down implementation for backward
compatibility and smoother migration from 2.2 to 2.4 kernel.
Ipchains in the 2.4 kernels cannot do everything ipchains could do
in the 2.2 kernels. Additional comments here

  http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-7.3-Manual/ref-guide/s1-iptables-differences.html
  http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-8.0-Manual/security-guide/ch-fw.html

and at http://www.netfilter.org and Google, of course.

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