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    Best place to download iptables or ipchains?

    I can't seem to find a homepage for iptables?
    I want to download it to my red hat linux machine

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    http://www.netfilter.org/
    First reply on a google search for "iptables"
    http://people.netfilter.org/~rusty/ipchains/
    found link on first reply to google search "ipchains"

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    IPTables should have been included with RH, as far back as 7 IIRC.... IPChains was inroduced later I believe, you may already have them... At least on the disk?


    Oh, and try online update if you have the option (Don't use RH myself).
    Real security doesn't come with an installer.

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    Originally posted here by D0pp139an93r
    IPTables should have been included with RH, as far back as 7 IIRC.... IPChains was inroduced later I believe, you may already have them... At least on the disk?


    Oh, and try online update if you have the option (Don't use RH myself).
    Actually, ipchains was the previous one and iptables came later. But just like you say, they should be on the disk, and it would be much easier to go that route (or the online update) rather than going through netfilter.org and doing it by hand. In fact, I am kind of surprised that it's not already there.

    Also, keep in mind that IPTables is just a front-end to netfilter. If you have no experience with iptables, then I would suggest that you employ a third party app to set up iptables. I thought firestarter came with rh/fedora. If not, give it a shot; I hear lots of people like it and it's a gui.

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    D'oh.

    I keep switching the two. I use SuSE myself....
    Real security doesn't come with an installer.

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    what version are u red hat?
    if u can, install Netfilter/iptables. It has better features and its very stable and good performance. However, you need some expertise to use both
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    doesnt iptables/ipchains depend on the kernel?

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    Originally posted here by ZomBieMann77
    doesnt iptables/ipchains depend on the kernel?
    ipchains is for the 2.2.x kernel series, iptables is for 2.4.x and above series. Plus there are a few other differences. Have a look at this thread for some details.

    Thekit, as mentioned by the other members here, iptables IS included on the RH CDs. I dont have redhat, so i dont know which tool you use for installing software packages, but it should be under security packages.

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    if u want to try (i hope that you have some linux expertise), go to www.netfilter.org and find the latest rpm of that on d/l to your red hat and install it.
    But if you dont have linux expertise, DONT DO THAT.

    (lack of expertise can cause headaches on Linux users on 80% of the cases)
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    THANKS!

    I had actually found netfilter before I posted but the extension for iptables is .bk2 ? or something so i didn't download it. And yes I've just realized my red hat 9 has iptables running already, I had no idea thanks! It seems to be working well, now all my other red hat problems....

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