Well, I found a big empty space in the HOWTO's out there lacking
in information about the iptables and Netfilter functions in the new Linux
2.4.x kernels. Among other things, I'm going to try to answer questions
that some might have about the new possibilities like state matching.
Most of this will be illustrated with an example rc.firewall.txt file that you
can use in your /etc/rc.d/ scripts. Yes, this file was
originally based upon the masquerading HOWTO for those of you who recognize
Also, there's a small script that I wrote just in case you screw
up as much as I did during the configuration available as rc.flush-iptables.txt.