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September 15th, 2008, 06:01 PM
Hey guys!
I messed around with ssh, to have file sharing permissions between two ubuntu pcs, then I checked the iptables -L command and this is the output:

Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Is this normal?
I think the ssh has root privileges, too, or something like that, even when accessed from the other pc.

Could someone list the output, so I can know if there is something wrong with mine.

Thanx alot!

September 15th, 2008, 06:40 PM
mine matches yours...

September 15th, 2008, 06:41 PM
Mine too, and I've not altered Iptables rules since I installed

September 15th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Ok guys, that means it's just fine!


September 15th, 2008, 06:58 PM
i never knew there was a iptables command....

is iptables somthing that i need to setup??

September 15th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Iptables is the default firewall, there is no need to set it up, or mess with it in any way. I granted acces to my pc, for file sharing, and that's why I needed to check it out.

DON'T do anything with it.

September 15th, 2008, 08:13 PM
You should only need to configure iptables if you install server applications - by default ubuntu leaves nothing open to the outside world. Firestarter is a nice GUI to do this if you need to.