Netfilter and iptables: understanding how they harden Linux

Tuesday, 16 August 2005, 4:54 PM EST

Linux firewalls are often more secure than Windows firewalls because of the way they're implemented, according to James Turnbull, author of Hardening Linux. In this Q&A, he breaks down utilities that are major components of Linux firewalls -- Netfilter and iptables -- and explains how they secure your network stack.

By James Turnbull at SearchEnterpriseLinux.

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