Re: Simple question - opening a port
A good place to start reading is the Packet Filtering
HOWTO. Check out
Here's what I did to open up a port for SSH on my home
$IPTABLES -A INPUT -i $EXTIF -m state --state
NEW,ESTABLISHED,RELATED -p tcp --dport ssh -j ACCEPT
Change EXTIF to match your external interface, change
ssh to whatever port name(as defined by /etc/services)
or number you want to open, and possibly make a copy
of the rule with tcp changed to udp, depending on what
protocols are needed.
Hope this helps
--- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Hi. I have debian 3.0 running ipmasq and iptables.
> It's a firewall for a
> home network. I want to host a game over the net.
> All I think I need to
> do is open a port for this. I don't quite know how
> to do that! Anyone
> have a pointer to a simple faq for this (or could
> just tell me!)
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