default iptables rules

John L Fjellstad john-ubuntu at
Fri Sep 14 16:46:56 UTC 2007

Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at> writes:

> I have found the simplest way to set up iptables is to start with a
> default "DROP" policy for INPUT

One thing to note is that if you are ssh into a box, it might not be a
good idea to add this policy first (God knows I've done that a couple of
times :-) ).

John L. Fjellstad
web:          Quis custodiet ipsos custodes

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