Projects / ipchains


ipchains is the user-space portion of the new Linux packet filter code, which was introduced into the mainstream kernel in version 2.1.102. Included is an extensive HOWTO, man pages and the ipchains source.

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Recent releases

  •  04 Oct 2000 15:35

    Release Notes: This release includes obscure bug fixes, typo fixes, and warnings about unlikely interface names.

    •  29 May 1999 08:49

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  22 Apr 1999 04:11

        Release Notes: Added --line-numbers, fixed --delete-chains (not --delete) in help, libipfwc now gives "" target for acct rules, so we turn it into "-" in print_firewall, fixed parsing of `--sport ! 53'; same as `! --sport 53' and added enabling forward warning.

        •  29 Oct 1998 23:34

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          •  20 Oct 1998 20:47

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            15 Jul 2001 20:50 lcody

            Thanks for a good, working firewall for Linux. The ease with which the program installs, along with the easy to understand documentation, provides us Linux users with security akin to Raptor and Checkpoint.

            25 Mar 1999 03:51 pimlottc

            IPChains is easier than IPFwAdm
            I agree, I had a much easier time setting up firewalling under ipchains than ipfwadm. ipchains has some nice powerful options that are quite easier to configure in only a few commands... I found I needed fewer ipchains commands to do what I was doing with ipfwadm.


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