Should I learn Ferm, or just use Iptable instead?

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Should I learn Ferm, or just use Iptable instead?

Postby cooleo » 2020-04-07 05:38

Should I learn Ferm, or just use Iptable instead?

Dose Ferm really easy to use?

But I just see more iptable tutorial/examples on the internet,
Should I just follow the crowd?
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Re: Should I learn Ferm, or just use Iptable instead?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-04-07 07:20

Debian stable now uses nftables by default so iptables can be considered obsolete.

The syntax for nftables is remarkably similar to ferm so I wouldn't bother with the front-end, it just adds the potential for extra bugs & vulnerabilities.
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Re: Should I learn Ferm, or just use Iptable instead?

Postby cooleo » 2020-04-09 21:28

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:Debian stable now uses nftables by default so iptables can be considered obsolete.

The syntax for nftables is remarkably similar to ferm so I wouldn't bother with the front-end, it just adds the potential for extra bugs & vulnerabilities.



Did a little bit research, sounds like "nftables" wont be able to replace iptables.
And, there are some *tables even newer comming....
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Re: Should I learn Ferm, or just use Iptable instead?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-04-10 10:17

cooleo wrote:Did a little bit research, sounds like "nftables" wont be able to replace iptables.

Well you need to improve your research skills then because nftables can do anything iptables can and also functions as a replacement for arptables and ebtables.

See also https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/ ... l#nftables
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