I thought perhaps, a month or so ago, that I would walk through iptables slowly and carefully, since it’s a tool that’s very useful and in just about every distro.
But as seems to be the case these days, I keep finding better explanations already published on the ‘net, by people with much more experience than me.
Times like this reinforce the need not to repeat information endlessly, especially when — to be honest — networking and firewalls are not my strongest points. 😕
So what I’ll do is give a few links to the better tutorials that I found, and not waste anyone’s time by polluting the Internet with repeated information.
Listed not in any particular order:
- The Arch and CentOS wikis, which are good starting ponts;
- The Geek Stuff, which does a good job adding a visual element to the explanation;
- and finally, the LinuxJournal video series, for those who prefer to hear and watch, instead of read.
Sorry if this looks like a cop-out, but what I realized after starting my own weak-sauce “tutorial,” was that many other people had already done it, and much better. 😐