[lug] IPTABLES and RH7
kevin at scrye.com
Mon Oct 2 22:27:42 MDT 2000
>>>>> "Anders" == Anders Knudsen <andersk at uswest.net> writes:
Anders> I noticed while doing a RH7 upgrade this week, that iptables
Anders> is packaged with the new redhat release. Q: should I start
Anders> using iptables instead of ipchains?? Is one better than the
Anders> other? I assume that iptables is a progressive improvement on
Anders> what ipchains offers.
you should only use iptable (netfilter) if you are running a 2.3.x or
2.4.x kernel with netfilter support. ;)
By default RH7 has a 2.2.16 kernel, so you should stick with ipchains
for now. You can optionally install a 2.4.0-test8 kernel rpm from the
second cd if you like. In that case you can use either ipchains or
Iptables is better, it has some really nice features, but ipchains
will do the job for most people just fine.
Anders> TIA, -Anders.
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