You've just upgraded to your first VPS or dedicated server and you think you've got all the software bits in place (LAMP stack and all that) OR you've moved from a hosting provider with easily configured hardware firewalls. Now you've read something somewhere that says you need 'iptables' rules with your new host. If you have any friends who manage Linux systems, you've also heard that "iptables is hard." In my experience, the only thing hard about iptables is that no one seems to publish decent rulesets and users are left to figure it all out on their own. It doesn't have to be that way! Ubuntu/Debian: apt-get install iptables-persistent RedHat/CentOS: chkconfig iptables on That installs the iptables persistent package/enables storing iptables so that they load during the next boot. Ubuntu/Debian: /etc/iptables/rules.v4 /etc/iptables/rules.v6 RedHat/CentOS: /etc/sysconfig/iptables /etc/sysconfig/ip6tables Those editable
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