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@@ -123,6 +123,17 @@ hooks with higher priority and is thus called before ip_conntrack, or any other
IP tables. It provides the following built-in chains: \fBPREROUTING\fP
(for packets arriving via any network interface) \fBOUTPUT\fP
(for packets generated by local processes)
+This table is used for Mandatory Access Control (MAC) networking rules, such
+as those enabled by the \fBSECMARK\fP and \fBCONNSECMARK\fP targets.
+Mandatory Access Control is implemented by Linux Security Modules such as
+SELinux. The security table is called after the filter table, allowing any
+Discretionary Access Control (DAC) rules in the filter table to take effect
+before MAC rules. This table provides the following built-in chains:
+\fBINPUT\fP (for packets coming into the box itself),
+\fBOUTPUT\fP (for altering locally-generated packets before routing), and
+\fBFORWARD\fP (for altering packets being routed through the box).
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