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1<sect2>
2<title>Contents</title>
3
4<para>The iptables-package contains <command>iptables</command>,
5<command>ip6tables</command> and some libraries.</para>
6
7</sect2>
8
9<sect2><title>Description</title>
10
11<sect3><title>iptables</title>
12<para><command>iptables</command> is used to set up, maintain, and inspect the
13tables of <acronym>IP</acronym> packet filter rules in the Linux kernel.</para>
14</sect3>
15
16<sect3><title>iptables-save, ~-restore</title>
17<para>These are used to save and to restore your elaborated set of chains and
18rules. Until <application>iptables</application>-1.2.5, they were declared
19experimental.</para>
20</sect3>
21
22<sect3 id="ip6tables" xreflabel="ip6tables"><title>ip6tables</title>
23<para>This is the same as <command>iptables</command> but for use with
24<acronym>IP</acronym>v6. As of v1.2.5, it is not as complete as the standard
25<acronym>IP</acronym>v4 version, especially with regard to some of the modules.</para>
26</sect3>
27
28<sect3><title>libip*.so</title>
29<para>These are various modules (implemented as dynamic libraries) which
30extend the core functionality of <command>iptables</command>.</para>
31</sect3>
32
33</sect2>
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