[CentOS] contradictory netfilter default policy
rkampen at kampensonline.com
Tue Apr 7 18:59:53 UTC 2009
Michael Klinosky wrote:
> I'm curious why CentOS contradicts its own (or, actually RH's) netfilter
> default policy.
> On http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Network/IPTables , at the end of
> section 1, it's stated that (generally) the default policy for INPUT is
> to DROP. So, why is it set to ACCEPT?
> Btw, Fedora is also this way.
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My read of this shows that the iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT is set
temporarily so that doing this via SSH remotely does not lock you out!
All other places is comes as
iptables -P INPUT DROP
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