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  • SysAdmin: IPTables/NetFilter - Linux's Next-Generation Stateful Packet Filter (2001-11-17 23:04:34)
    "This article explains some new firewalling features of IPTables that administrators of ipchains-based Linux firewalls may find useful. My aim was also to provide a starting point for administrators who are familiar with ipchains based-firewalling and are considering a move to IPTables/NetFilter. Much of the hoopla surrounding the Linux 2.4 kernel has revolved around IPTables support for stateful packet inspection. However, I hope that this article has shown that there is more to IPTables than merely stateful inspection. IPTables also can provide firewalling scripts that are cleaner and easier to read, and easier to maintain."