iptables best practices

Don’t use iptables to apply your rules one at a time, use iptables-restore to apply a whole ruleset in one action. Set your INPUT and FORWARD policy to DROP. Don’t set your OUTPUT policy to DROP unless you really know what you’re doing. If you’re going to implement a blacklist or whitelist, you should look […]

Summary page of the Netfilter related resources

Summary page of the Netfilter related resources iptables 101 and FAQ to get started quickly iptables tutorial from frozentux flowgraph of the packets in netfilter as png or svg Managing large lists of IPs,subnets, protocols or ports in iptables using ipset Dynamically updating ipsets from DNS records Periodically updating a blocklist from an IP using […]