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Thread: What is this x_tables and why does it say REJECT ip_tables

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    Default What is this x_tables and why does it say REJECT ip_tables

    In another thread they said see if ip_tables is loaded with lsmod and I saw this
    What is x_tables?

    VM1:~ # lsmod | grep ip_tables
    ip_tables 32768 1 iptable_filter
    x_tables 53248 9 xt_conntrack,iptable_filter,xt_LOG,xt_state,xt_tcpudp,xt_recent,xt_set,ipt_REJECT,ip_tables
    VM1:~ #
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    Default Re: What is this x_tables and why does it say REJECT ip_tables

    Quote Originally Posted by larryr View Post
    What is x_tables?
    It is kernel module that actually performs packet matching requested by iptables rules.

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