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  • Routing and Filtering Network Traffic

    A brief, high-level introduction to Linux networking architecture. Explains how the Linux kernel manipulates network traffic using a top-down approach and basic framework to route

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  • A Brief History of Linux Networking

    Have you ever wondered why Linux network management is so confusing? You need only make a cursory review of the history of Linux networking tools to understand how it got this way.

  • Bibliography (Networking Articles)

    Andreasson, Oskar. Iptables Tutorial 1.2.1. Chapter 6: Traversing of tables and chains. https://www.frozentux.net/iptables-tutorial/chunkyhtml/c962.html.

    Andreasson, Oskar. 2006.

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  • Linux Firewall Management Tools Overview

    Two systems built-in to Ubuntu manage network routing: route (a legacy system) and ip route. Both use the same underlying code, yet report networking context a

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  • Policy Based Routing

    A traditional router stores network route information in routing tables. A routing table is a map of a network. Linux uses a policy based routing system, aptly called a

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  • iproute and Routing Tables

    We will begin the detailed discussion of the first component of the Routing Policy DataBase (RPDB) triad: routes (the other two components are ip rules and ip

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  • Special Routing Use-Case Scenarios (iproute2)

    Now that you have a basic understanding of Linux network routing, it's time to delve into some interesting things you can do with this information.

    Dropping Packets

    Here are

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  • Follow the (ip) Rules

    Hopefully, you have already read and/or understand these concepts:

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  • Gateways

    Routers manage routes. Some routers act as gateways. A gateway is a forwarding router that forms a bridge between local and remote networks. A gateway is required when sending a packet

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  • Split Gateway Tutorial

    Thinking of creating split routes or split gateways? This article is a basic introduction, but it is a hands-on tutorial and will walk you through the building blocks of

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  • iptables Commands

    There are a large number of filters you may apply to your server's network rules via the iptables command. Some of these are found in extensions to iptables.

    The following

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  • iptables Protocols

    Protocols operate in a similar manner to Match Extensions. Protocols filter the current packet based on the current communications protocol. There are only a few options, and

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  • Testing Your iptables Rules

    It may not be obvious, but you need to test your rules - both routing rules (per ip rules) and iptables rules - before you cement them in place. One of the great things about the

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  • Helpful Tips (iptables)

    Here are a few helpful tips related to rule and route testing.

    Don't Forget to Flush!

    If you make changes to ip rules, ip routes, or iptables and wish to utilize them prior to

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  • Persistence: Making iptables Changes Stick

    One of the challenges of iptables, routes, and rules (iprules) is making changes to them permanent. Any changes you make on-the-fly only last until the next system restart.

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  • SECMARK Without SELinux

    Yes... it is possible

    This is not common knowledge. Contrary to most literature, you can use SECMARK and CONNSECMARK without SELinux. This article explains what that means and

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  • Chart: iptables Command Matrix

    Chart of the most commonly used iptables rule syntax, demonstrating command syntax along with the tables and chains where each command may be utilized. The table scrolls

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  • Routes, Rules, and Tables

    This category primarily covers:

    1. iptables, iproute, and netfilter
    2. Routing network traffic
    3. How Linux structures network
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  • iptables and iprules

    Primarily covers iptables, ipchains, and ip rules. It also touches on ufw (Uncomplicated FireWall), and nftables ("NetFilter Tables"), the successor

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