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1<sect2>
2<title>Contents</title>
3
4<para>The iptables-package contains <userinput>iptables,
5ip6tables,</userinput> and some libraries.</para>
6
7</sect2>
8
9<sect2><title>Description</title>
10
11<sect3><title>iptables</title>
12<para>is used to set up, maintain, and inspect the tables of IP packet
13filter rules in the Linux kernel.</para>
14</sect3>
15
16<sect3><title>iptables-save, ~-restore</title>
17<para>to save and to restore your elabourated set of chains and rules.
18Until iptables-1.2.5 they were declared experimental.</para>
19</sect3>
20
21<sect3 id="ip6tables" xreflabel="ip6tables"><title>ip6tables</title>
22<para>This is the same as iptables but for use with IPv6. As of v1.2.5,
23it is not as complete as the standard IPv4 version, especially with
24regard to some of the modules.</para>
25</sect3>
26
27<sect3><title>libip*.so</title>
28<para>These are various modules (implemented as dynamic libraries) which
29extend the the core functionality of iptables.</para>
30</sect3>
31
32</sect2>
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