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Re: iptables firewall

Mike McClain <mike.junk@nethere.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 08:18:51AM +0100, Joe wrote:

>> And as someone else asked, why are you worried about this 'stealth'?
>> As long as the bad packets don't get in, what does it matter?

> Why is there a DROP instruction in iptables as well as REJECT?

Sometimes you want to DROP packets, if you know what you are doing. For
example in combination with a rate limit. REJECT 3 packets every second,
DROP the rest, to counter any flooding attack but provide normal
operations for normal connection attempts.


Sigmentation fault. Core dumped.

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