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IPTables won't Accept my Rules File
I have created an IPTables rule file for my webserver droplet, however when I go an try to restore the file to IPTables, it tells me that it fails on line 1.
This is the rule file that I am using. I have use similar ones in the past that haven’t given me any troubles. I am assuming that Line 1 is the *filter line.
*filter # Allow all loopback (lo0) traffic and drop all traffic to 127/8 that doesn't use lo0 -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -d 127.0.0.0/8 -j REJECT # Accept all established inbound connections -A INPUT -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT # Allow all outbound traffic - you can modify this to only allow certain traffic -A OUTPUT -j ACCEPT # Allow HTTP and HTTPS connections from anywhere (the normal ports for websites and SSL). -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 443 -j ACCEPT # Allow SSH connections -A INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW --dport 22 -j ACCEPT # Allow ping -A INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type echo-request -j ACCEPT # Limit connections -A INPUT -p tcp --syn --dport 22 -m connlimit --connlimit-above 5 -j REJECT --reject-with tcp-reset -A INPUT -p tcp --syn --dport 80 -m connlimit --connlimit-above 30 -j REJECT --reject-with tcp-reset -A INPUT -p tcp --syn --dport 443 -m connlimit --connlimit-above 30 -j REJECT --reject-with tcp-reset # Log iptables denied calls -A INPUT -m limit --limit 5/min -j LOG --log-prefix "iptables denied: " --log-level 7 # Drop all other inbound - default deny unless explicitly allowed policy -A INPUT -j DROP -A FORWARD -j DROP COMMIT
O/S: Ubuntu 14.04 x64
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