iptables is a user space application program that allows a
administrator to configure the Netfilter tables, chains, and rules.
The iptables package also includes ip6tables. ip6tables is
used for configuring the IPv6 packet filter.
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A kernel that features the ip_tables packet filter (all 2.4.x and 2.6.x
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- Handles filering and management of incoming and upgoing IP
- Part of the Netfilter framework
- Performs Network Address Translation (also known as
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