Tue, 03 Jul 2001 19:42:05 +0200
different tables. The first is on the "filter" table, the second on the
When you do not specify a -t argument to iptables it is assumed you want
to work with the "filter" table.
The "nat" table is kind of special, only used for managing NAT rules.
There are a number of other tables available in iptables, but for most
normal uses you only need to care about three tables
* "filter", for packet filtering
* "mangle", for mangling packets (setting nfmark and some other options.
nfmark is used by "Advanced routing" and some other features in the
* "nat", for NAT rules.
Adrien Corbiere wrote:
> What is the difference between the OUTPUT chain
> in iptables -nvL and those in iptables -t nat -nvL ?
> Adrien Corbiere
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