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A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux: Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Second Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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Chapter 25. iptables: Setting Up a Firewall

The iptables utility builds and manipulates network packet filtering rules in the Linux kernel. You can use iptables to set up a firewall to protect your system from malicious users and to set up NAT (Network Address Translation, page 984), which can allow multiple systems to share a single Internet connection. The iptables utility is flexible and extensible, allowing you to set up simple ...

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