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Re: IP Chains question - under 2.4.x

hi ya

i donno what all the major features/advances of iptables is over

ipchains runs under 2.4.x kernels if you enable the "ipchains" modules
in the firewall config section of the kernel
	- ipchains runs unmodified under 2.4...

if you are using a generic 2.4.x kernel with all the modules..
	insmod ipchains
	ipchains -L

c ya

On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Rick Macdonald wrote:

> On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, David Gardi wrote:
> > > I've just switched to 2.4.x on my laptop, and it was painless. I'm about
> > > to do the same on a desktop that runs a firewall using my old original
> > > ipfwadm rules, which are magically translated by debian (potato/2.2.x)  
> > > into (i think) ipchains.
> > > 
> > > Is there someplace I can find instructions to convert to iptables? Is
> > > there a similar on-the-fly conversion script?
> > If you intend to switch to iptables from ipchains,
> > I strongly suggest you to take a look at http://netfilter.samba.org/
> Oh, are you saying that (initially) I can just install 2.4.17 and leave my
> ipfwadm stuff as-is and the ipchains script will still work? I'd switch
> to iptables eventually, but if the old stuff will still work I don't have
> to figure out how iptables work _before_ I install the new kernel.

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