Re: I added a rule to iptables, how can I see existing rules?
From: Robert Spangler (bossman_at_zoominternet.net)
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 04:09:54 +0000
On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 11:09:49 -0800, Santa wrote:
> I added a rule to iptables, how can I veridy my rule was added?. Also
> how can I see existing iptables rules?. Can I see some prints in
> /var/log/messages when rule gets executed?.
Well you could run the following command;
service iptables save
Then you could goto the following directory;
There you will find a file named 'iptables'. use the following command;
You'll have to be 'su' to do all this.
> If anybody know more on iptables, could you write me two sentences
> about how it will work?. Appreciated.
Iptables takes the incoming packet and compares it to the rule list. When
a match is found it does what it is told to do with the packet i.e. DROP
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