John A. Sullivan III john.sullivan at nexusmgmt.com
Tue Sep 28 12:36:08 CEST 2004

On Tue, 2004-09-28 at 01:07, Contact wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to iptables and having a problem grasping the concept as well as the
> syntax. I have read a lot of sites on this but just not getting it. First -
> running rules. From what I can gather I need to have an rc.firewall file
> with the various rules and such in it - and have this started at boot. Am I
> close?  Second - the syntax. I want to be able to allow my local LAN full
> access to the Linux box (Slackware 10). I also have a website which I want
> to allow everyone - except for a few domains and IP's, SSH which I want to
> allow only certain IP's or domains, and Samba which I want to allow only my
> local LAN. This is where I'm really confused putting this all together. If
> someone could explain this in plain english - or put me on to a really easy
> iptables for dummies type site, it would be appreciated.
> This box is behind attached to a Linksys router and does not act as a NAT.
> It is just a simple little setup on a p166.
> Thanks
I found Oskar Andreasson's tutorial most helpful
(http://iptables-tutorial.frozentux.net/iptables-tutorial.html).  You
can also find some slightly dated slide show training sessions at
http://iscs.sourceforge.net Good luck - John
John A. Sullivan III
Chief Technology Officer
Nexus Management
+1 207-985-7880
john.sullivan at nexusmgmt.com

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