Linux Iptables Pocket Reference

ISBN-10: 0596005695
ISBN-13: 9780596005696
Edition: 2004
Authors: Gregor N. Purdy
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Description: Firewalls, Network Address Translation (NAT), network logging and accounting are all provided by Linux's Netfilter system, also known by the name of the command used to administer it, iptables. The iptables interface is the most sophisticated ever  More...

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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/4/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 98
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Firewalls, Network Address Translation (NAT), network logging and accounting are all provided by Linux's Netfilter system, also known by the name of the command used to administer it, iptables. The iptables interface is the most sophisticated ever offered on Linux and makes Linux an extremely flexible system for any kind of network filtering you might do. Large sets of filtering rules can be grouped in ways that makes it easy to test them and turn them on and off. Do you watch for all types of ICMP traffic--some of them quite dangerous? Can you take advantage of stateful filtering to simplify the management of TCP connections? Would you like to track how much traffic of various types you get? This pocket reference will help you at those critical moments when someone asks you to open or close a port in a hurry, either to enable some important traffic or to block an attack. The book will keep the subtle syntax straight and help you remember all the values you have to enter in order to be as secure as possible. The book has an introductory section that describes applications, followed by a reference/encyclopaedic section with all the matches and targets arranged alphabetically.

Gregor N. Purdy is engineering manager in the large account services group at Amazon.com. Before joining Amazon.com in 2003, Gregor worked for ten years as a consultant in high-end data warehousing, system integration, and prior art research in software and Internet patents. He has also contributed to a number of open source projects, including Perl core and extensionmodules, the Perl Shell, and the Parrot virtual machine for Perl 6.

Introduction
An Example Command
Concepts
Applications
Configuring iptables
Connection Tracking
Accounting
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Source NAT and Masquerading
Destination NAT
Transparent Proxying
Load Distribution and Balancing
Stateless and Stateful Firewalls
Tools of the Trade
iptables Command Reference
Getting help
The iptables Subcommands
iptables Matches and Targets
Utility Command Reference
iptables-restore
iptables-save
Index

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