The Bash Script To Configure The Firewall Using IPTABLES

About the Script:

This script is about to build a firewall in Linux OS by using iptables, the user only needs to follow and answer the simple and easy steps and the script will generate the user specified iptables rule in its original form.

I HAVE TESTED THE SCRIPT ON PCLINUXOS, FEDORA-9, DREAM_LINUX, UBUNTU-8.

This is my iptables Version 1.0 (USMAN AKRAM – Lucky)

About iptables:

Network security is a primary consideration in any decision to host a website as the threats are becoming more widespread and persistent every day. One means of providing additional protection is to invest in a firewall. Though prices are always falling, in some cases you may be able to create a comparable unit using the Linux iptables package on an existing server for little or no additional expenditure.

Originally, the most popular firewall/NAT package running on Linux was ipchains, but it had a number of shortcomings. To rectify this, the Netfilter organization decided to create a product called iptables.

Read more at howtoforge.com

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