[SATLUG] iptables noobie

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 18:01:42 CDT 2009


Enrique Sanchez Vela wrote:
> 
> hey folks, it's been ages since I don't mess with iptables and now I am
> facing a daunting problem with one particular server not talking to its
> application peers.
> 
> I have this:
> 
>> iptables -L INPUT  | head
> Chain INPUT (policy DROP)
> 
> 
> does that mean that unless there is a specific rule to accept the packet, the
> unmatched packet will be dropped?

Yes.

   -- Bruce


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