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    Default firewall question

    Hi,

    Just wanted to ask about the firewall in openSuse 11. Does it use ipchains or iptables? or are they out of date?

    Regards
    Aubrey.

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    Default Re: firewall question

    Its a front end to iptables iirc ipchains is outdated, most if not all firewalls on linux are frontends to iptables.
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    Default Re: firewall question

    great thanks

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    Forget ipchains and any documentation you see regarding it. It was used in kernel 2.2 up to about 9 years ago. Since then the kernel has gone to 2.4 and then 2.6, and uses iptables.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipchains

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