Which One?

Markku Kolkka markkukolkka at kolumbus.fi
Fri Jan 7 11:25:19 UTC 2005

Ow Mun Heng kirjoitti viestissään (lähetysaika perjantai, 7. 
tammikuuta 2005 10:38):
> On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 16:24, Paul Howarth wrote:
> > I suppose that iptables is actually just a low-level
> > front-end to netfilter too.
> I may be mis-informed. I thought the two were synomyn to each
> other. They're not?

"iptables" is two things: the in-kernel firewall rules and the 
command to manipulate those rules. "netfilter" is the interface 
between the iptables rules and the network protocol stack. See 
the front page of http://www.iptables.org/

 Markku Kolkka
 markku.kolkka at iki.fi

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