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authorFlorian Westphal <>2016-04-26 18:15:43 +0200
committerFlorian Westphal <>2016-04-26 18:15:43 +0200
commitd7b813f0a097f81c5781a6a6f08c1d41a4affead (patch)
treea7cd9db6920354b6541b3f24e45f8efd0a85a20c /iptables/
parente65b672fb1aec0e71305bcbd3394d8073dc5b158 (diff)
iptables.8: nat table has four builtin chains
SNAT section in iptables-extensions(8) already mentions this but the main section did not. Reported-by: Lion Yang <> Signed-off-by: Florian Westphal <>
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diff --git a/iptables/ b/iptables/
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@@ -103,8 +103,9 @@ the built-in chains \fBINPUT\fP (for packets destined to local sockets),
This table is consulted when a packet that creates a new
-connection is encountered. It consists of three built-ins: \fBPREROUTING\fP
-(for altering packets as soon as they come in), \fBOUTPUT\fP
+connection is encountered. It consists of four built-ins: \fBPREROUTING\fP
+(for altering packets as soon as they come in), \fBINPUT\fP (for altering
+packets destined for local sockets), \fBOUTPUT\fP
(for altering locally-generated packets before routing), and \fBPOSTROUTING\fP
(for altering packets as they are about to go out).
IPv6 NAT support is available since kernel 3.7.