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    LINUX: ip masquerading

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    by grossbaf ·

    Having seen a Linux box configured as a firewall, using IPCHAINS, I would like to understand what a line like this means:

    prot expire source destination ports
    TCP 00:12:75 123.100.1.2 205.229.43.186 2348 (62049) -> www

    This line comes from the ipchains – L command and is under IP masquerading entries.
    Thanks

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    • #3779135

      LINUX: ip masquerading

      by aaron v ·

      In reply to LINUX: ip masquerading

      If I had to guess, I would say redirction, but I do not know. Try these sites:
      http://www.linuxdoc.org
      Look under “Howtos” and “Man pages”

    • #3784824

      LINUX: ip masquerading

      by mwb ·

      In reply to LINUX: ip masquerading

      ipchains -L does not list settings, rather it is listing the current state of masquerading. Protocol, expire, source, dest, & ports are column headings. So this entry is showing a TCP port open from one IP address to another with http traffic running through it with an expire timer (decrementing or incrementing-I don’t know)which will close the port for the source IP’s session when the expire timer is up. That’s as much as I know.

    • #3754868

      LINUX: ip masquerading

      by grossbaf ·

      In reply to LINUX: ip masquerading

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