RE: Difference in ipchains and iptable

From: Woodworth, Lora (Lora.Woodworth@cta.com)
Date: 10/31/01


Message-ID: <EB5EB93D190ED31180430008C7F3714DB4A503@COSEXCH>
From: "Woodworth, Lora" <Lora.Woodworth@cta.com>
To: "'security-discuss@linuxsecurity.com'" <security-discuss@linuxsecurity.com>
Subject: RE: Difference in ipchains and iptable
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 10:32:35 -0700

Please correct me if I am wrong, but ipchains and iptables are not just in
RedHat this was changed in the Linux Kernel.

In short and in general iptables is in the 2.4 Kernel and will allow you to
build a stateful firewall. ipchains was in 2.2 Kernel and gives you a
stateless firewall. There is a good article about building an iptables
based firewall at:
http://www.linuxworld.com/site-stories/2001/0920.ipchains.html

Also if you want more information do a search at:
http://www.linuxsecurity.com and it has quite a few links.

Hope this helps
Lora Woodworth
Secure Website Architect
CTA Inc.
lora.woodworth@cta.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Ching (605.734.71) [mailto:pching@aplcenMP.apl.jhu.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 3:50 PM
To: security-discuss@linuxsecurity.com
Cc: Philip Ching (605.734.71)
Subject: Difference in ipchains and iptable

Hi All,

Why RedHat Linux changed from "ipchains" to "iptable"?

What is their differences? Where can I read more about it?

Would some body tell me? Thank you!

Philip

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