2011/09/12 Leave a comment
Network packet filtering! Whether is your home or your company, modern networks have many systems connected. Even a small domestic network can provide connectivity to many devices of different kinds: PCs, laptops, printers, smartphones, game consoles, your neighbor’s laptop (wait… what?!), NASes, media players, TVs…
If you have some basic knowledge in networking, you’ll probably want a way to control all the traffic going through your network, and if you are running a GNU/Linux system, you probably already have what you need… Netfilter!
What you’ll find here are some examples of common Netfilter (iptables) configurations and some scripts I use as a base for my firewalls and network installations.
These are really useful if you need some advanced firewall configuration and you choose to run your own GNU/Linux system as a router instead of a commercial one. Also, these scripts may come in handy if you need to quickly replace a broken router with a spare PC.