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Re: some reality about iptables, please

On Tue, 2003-08-26 at 23:14, Kevin Mark wrote:

> you can read /etc/init.d/iptables comments for info.

Hmmm.  On reading, I notice a function named "initd_clear" called by an
argument of "clear".  Running this leaves the system open - all targets
are "ACCEPT".

The README in /etc/init.d points at the Debian Policy manual, and this
mentions several standard arguments for init.d scripts - "clear" isn't
one of them.

How would I find out what (if anything) calls with this argument?  If
some automated process is going to call this, it will leave my system
with an open firewall, and I need to know to plan around it.

bwaldow at alum dot mit dot edu

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