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Re: IPChains vs Cisco IOS Packer Filters

Did you mean access control list (acl) in CISCO? iirc CISCO IOS(up to
it's stateless, as ipchains.

Just implement your own ipchains firewall. Your ISP has a lot of concern
to change the acl for you, probably due to understaffing in CISCO


> Hi,
> Can anyone tell me whether the Packet Filter on the Cisco IOS does statefull packet inspection ? and whether I'll be losing by replacing it with IPChains on Kernel 2.2.17?
> Biggest reason being I know nothing about the Cisco IOS and it's also a leased router to which I don't have telnet or console access (only the ISP's net is allowed access to) and I keep on needing to alter rules and it's a bugger having to wait for the ISP to respond to requests :-(
> PS. What resources are availble on the net on configuring and running a Linux IPChains firewall ? (other that the HOWTO of course :-) )
> Thanks,
> Eugene van Zyl
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