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Tutorials, howtos and tips about Linux netfilter/iptables firewall includes examples, configurations, blocking traffic and IP address, opening and closing ports, and much more. ( rss feed )

How to block an IP address with ufw on Ubuntu Linux server

I am using UFW to manage firewall on my Ubuntu Linux 12.04/14.04 LTS server. I need to block a specific IP address from accessing my server. How do I block an IP address using ufw?
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How to list all iptables rules with line numbers on Linux

I recently added NAT rules on my RHEL 6.x system. How do I see the rules including line numbers that I just added in Linux?
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How To: Ubuntu Linux Firewall Open Port Command

How do I open port 80 and 443 on a Ubuntu Linux LTS version 14.04 server?
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Ubuntu: Stat / Stop / Restart Iptables Firewall Service

I am a new Ubuntu Linux version 12.04 LTS user. How do I stop or start iptables based firewall service on Ubuntu Linux using bash command line options?
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Debian / Ubuntu: Set Port Knocking With Knockd and Iptables

My iptables based firewall allows only port TCP 80 and 443. I also need tcp port # 22, but I do not have static IP at my home. How do I open and close TCP port #22 on demand under Debian or Ubuntu Linux based server systems? How do I install a port-knock server called knockd and configure it with iptables to open tcp port #22 or any other ports?

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Linux: Iptables List and Show All NAT Tables Rules Command

I am using /sbin/iptables -L -v -n | more command. However, I am unable to list NAT rules. How do I use iptables to view or list NAT rules stored in NAT tables? How do I see all the rules in NAT tables under CentOS / RHEL based server?

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Linux Iptables Setup Firewall For a Web Server

I have setup an Apache web server on CentOS Linux. How do I configure firewall to allow or block access? How do I setup firewall for a web server under RHEL or CentOS Linux v6.x?
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Debian Linux: Configure Network Interfaces As A Bridge / Network Switch

My server has five Ethernet ports and one ADSL port. How do I setup IPv4 software bridge using Debian Linux operating systems so that the rest of five ports act as a network switch?
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Linux Configure Firewall Using Shorewall Under RHEL / CentOS

A properly configured firewall can greatly increase the security of RHEL / CentOS based system. How do I configure a shorewall based firewall for CentOS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux system with an Internet connection? How do I install and configure shorewall to protect the following small business network?

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CentOS / RHEL: Install ipset Administration Tool For IP Sets and IPTables

How do I install the ipset extension to Netfilter/iptables on Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS Linux v6.x?
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