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authorFlorian Westphal <>2014-04-17 13:03:00 +0200
committerFlorian Westphal <>2014-04-17 13:03:00 +0200
commit69f3f846807654163bedba2b939f370838ae141c (patch)
tree6733f04011aad5ae33c1fb11e3684eb24c9a292d /iptables/
parent60f00639ca42a95fd5425d6bb6ac08e5b29c6b18 (diff)
iptables.8: --policy is either ACCEPT or DROP
its enforced by both by libiptc and kernel. Signed-off-by: Florian Westphal <>
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1 files changed, 2 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/iptables/ b/iptables/
index c6115563..8ef222e5 100644
--- a/iptables/
+++ b/iptables/
@@ -224,10 +224,8 @@ any rules. If no argument is given, it will attempt to delete every
non-builtin chain in the table.
\fB\-P\fP, \fB\-\-policy\fP \fIchain target\fP
-Set the policy for the chain to the given target. See the section \fBTARGETS\fP
-for the legal targets. Only built-in (non-user-defined) chains can have
-policies, and neither built-in nor user-defined chains can be policy
+Set the policy for the built-in (non-user-defined) chain to the given target.
+The policy target must be either \fBACCEPT\fP or \fBDROP\fP.
\fB\-E\fP, \fB\-\-rename\-chain\fP \fIold\-chain new\-chain\fP
Rename the user specified chain to the user supplied name. This is