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authorJan Engelhardt <>2008-09-08 15:42:41 +0200
committerPatrick McHardy <>2008-09-08 15:42:41 +0200
commit9c6ff6b55cd6a61df7b1b9b450f66f5afe58fe8d (patch)
treeeb2cdeeadc5d23886cf1f4c8400a86a606f29652 /
parent75e8b13c4b3763dc95199b4a22f3d63b7b698119 (diff)
doc: remove mentions of NAT in ip6tables manpage
ip6tables does not support NAT at this time. Signed-off-by: Jan Engelhardt <> Signed-off-by: Patrick McHardy <>
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@@ -156,10 +156,8 @@ fail. Rules are numbered starting at 1.
\fB-L\fP, \fB--list\fP [\fIchain\fP]
List all rules in the selected chain. If no chain is selected, all
chains are listed. Like every other ip6tables command, it applies to the
-specified table (filter is the default), so NAT rules get listed by
- ip6tables -t nat -n -L
+specified table (filter is the default).
+.IP ""
Please note that it is often used with the \fB-n\fP
option, in order to avoid long reverse DNS lookups.
It is legal to specify the \fB-Z\fP
@@ -368,19 +366,6 @@ would pass through all three.
The other main difference is that \fB-i\fP refers to the input interface;
\fB-o\fP refers to the output interface, and both are available for packets
entering the \fBFORWARD\fP chain.
-.\" .PP The various forms of NAT have been separated out;
-.\" .B iptables
-.\" is a pure packet filter when using the default `filter' table, with
-.\" optional extension modules. This should simplify much of the previous
-.\" confusion over the combination of IP masquerading and packet filtering
-.\" seen previously. So the following options are handled differently:
-.\" .br
-.\" -j MASQ
-.\" .br
-.\" -M -S
-.\" .br
-.\" -M -L
-.\" .br
There are several other changes in ip6tables.
.BR ip6tables-save (8),
@@ -391,7 +376,7 @@ There are several other changes in ip6tables.
.BR libipq (3).
The packet-filtering-HOWTO details iptables usage for
-packet filtering, the NAT-HOWTO details NAT,
+packet filtering,
the netfilter-extensions-HOWTO details the extensions that are
not in the standard distribution,
and the netfilter-hacking-HOWTO details the netfilter internals.