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Re: where the people are using iptables

On Wed, 5 May 2004, David Fokkema wrote:

> Basically, this means that every linux based firewall, whether it be
> graphical point-and-click interfaces, or script generating firewalls or
> whatever, they all use iptables to install their rules into the kernel.

Thats not true. There are some closed-source Firewalls out there (e.g.
Checkpoint FW-1) which have their own filters.

What you mean is, that many of the GUI/script firewall Implementations
(e.g. SuSEfirewall, firehol, firestarter, astaro, etc) are
just frontends for iptables/netfilter.


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