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Re: Mason Error

Hi Ralph,

On 21 May 2016 at 22:25, Ralph Sanchez <rwsanchez3@gmail.com> wrote:
Mason is telling me my kernel doesnt support IPtable, Ipchains or the
third option...iptables is installed. Kernel version 3.16.?? (i
forget). Just wandering what's wrong here. Here's the terminal
(This is release 1.0.0-11 - 2008-06-27 )

I suppose that using Mason is an option you can use, but it hasn't been updated since 2012[0]. The version you're using is from 2008, that's 8 years ago! Given that the 'latest' version is from 2012, I'm not sure whether this is a good program to start with. It even mentions ipchains, which was deprecated around kernel version 2.4 (see this message on this list from 1999[3]). 

As recommended earlier, Shorewall or ufw should be good options to start with. Both are still[1] maintained and updated regularly[2].

If you want to start with 'raw' IPtables, have a look at this Arch Linux wiki page[4], which extensively explains how to build a stateful firewall using IPtables.

Take care :)

[0] https://packages.qa.debian.org/m/mason.html 
[1] https://packages.qa.debian.org/s/shorewall.html
[2] https://packages.qa.debian.org/u/ufw.html
[3] https://lists.debian.org/debian-firewall/1999/12/msg00022.html
[4] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Simple_stateful_firewall

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