Iptables service vs. forwarding?

From: Peter Vermeesch (pvr76@hotmail.com)
Date: 02/19/03

From: "Peter Vermeesch" <pvr76@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 13:01:58 +0100


I was wondering if it is possible to disable the package forwarding if the
iptables service goes down?

/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward -> 0 ???

If the iptables service stops, then my firewall is disabled, and everyone
can take advantage of the routing table of my linux machine, and the entire
network is available...

Any suggestions?

Thanx in advance,

Peter Vermeescch