→INVESTIGATION 1: IPTABLES RULES AS A SCRIPT
==INVESTIGATION 1: IPTABLES RULES AS A SCRIPT==
As an alternative to editing the configuration file, you can place iptables commands in a script to be executed any time the machine boots (or any other time to you need to refresh your rules).
First, issue an ''iptables command'' to set the policy to disable '''all forwarding traffic''', and remove the rule that is rejecting it.
# Next, set the default policy to drop '''all inbound traffic''', and remove the rule that is rejecting traffic.
# Issue an iptables command to list rules for verification.<br /><br />The remaining tasks will relate to that same '''inbound''' traffic chain.<br /><br />