Iptables

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Summary: Linux kernel (2.4+) firewall, NAT and packet mangling tools

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iptables is a program used to configure and manage the kernels netfilter modules.

Installation

Emerge

# emerge iptables

First Run

For some services such as sshguard & Fail2ban you need a generic running firewall. We will save a blank firewall rule set and start the firewall.

ipv4

# rc-service iptables save
# rc-service iptables start

to start upon reboot

# rc-update add iptables default

ipv6

# rc-service ip6tables save
# rc-service ip6tables start

To make the service start upon system reboot, run:

# rc-update add ip6tables default

Show firewall Rules & Status

ipv4

# iptables -L -n

ipv6

# ip6tables -L -n