[Firehol-support] are the generated rules optimized?

Bernhard Gruen bjmg at h0t.de
Thu Mar 13 22:45:29 GMT 2003


I have a question about some generated rules on my firewall setup.
There is a rule:
-A in_home_samba_c21 -p tcp -m tcp --sport 139 --dport 1024:4999 -m 
state --state ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT

now I am thinking that a rule like
-A in_home_samba_c21 --state ESTABLISHED, RELATED -j ACCEPT
should do the same job? Am I right?
I think this because a (related) packet that is from a established 
connection is already checked by the tcp/ip protocol (tcp sequence 
number and so on).


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