iptables, target REJECT
I'm new here, but I hope I didn't oversee any rules which might
offend anyone and I hope as well this question wasn't asked before;
google returned many pages related to REJECT, iptables and debian,
but none of the first 40 results seems to help me.
I wrote a small firewall-skript based on iptables and wanted
the default policy to be REJECT. Therefore I entered a line
root@greed:/home/thorsten# iptables -P INPUT REJECT
which resulted in
iptables: Bad policy name
I tried already to load the module ipt_REJECT (modprobe ipt_REJECT),
which seemed to work properly; nevertheless iptables still returns
the same error message.
Could anyone help me please?
Further information about my system:
My system is a KNOPPIX-based installation (yes, I took the lazy way),
the KNOPPIX CD was based on woody. Iptables (and the whole skript)
does work properly when I set the default policy to DROP. The kernel
is version 2.4.19.
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