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Security Linux News for Oct 13, 2001

  • ZDNet: Netfilter and iptables: Stateful firewalling for Linux (Oct 13, 2001, 22:09)
    "Ipfwadm, the packet filter for the 2.0 series of the Linux kernel, and ipchains, the packet filter for the Linux 2.2 kernel, were relatively simple tools that did not meet the needs of most corporate networks. They also suffered from a lack of integration; packet filtering, support for common protocols such as RealAudio, and masquerading--as network address translation (NAT) is called in the Linux world) were all handled separately. All of this changed with Netfilter and iptables."