iptables -i lo doesn't appear in listing?

Rob 'Feztaa' Park feztaa at shaw.ca
Mon Aug 12 12:38:40 PDT 2002

Alas! Dennis spake thus:
> I was alarmed when iptables -L listed:
> ACCEPT all -- anywhere anywhere
> corresponding to the rule (from blfs' personal firewall section):
> iptables -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT
> Is this normal, is or there a typo in my rule? I would have expected a 
> "-i lo" qualifier to appear at the end of the line, (as states 
> ESTABLISHED, RELATED appear for a different rule), but lo doesn't appear 
> anywhere.

Try this:

iptables -L -nv --line-numbers

It'll give you really verbose output, it'll show all the qualifiers on
each rule.

Rob 'Feztaa' Park
Klingon function calls do not have 'parameters' -- they have 'arguments'
-- and they ALWAYS WIN THEM.
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