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A system running on a Linux distribution and a Linux kernel version 4.
nftables replaces the successful iptables and its related frameworks built on Netfilter. With nftables come improvements to performance and usability, but also significant changes to syntax and usage.
Implemented as Netfilter modules, iptables is a user-space utility program that allows a system administrator to configure the IP packet filter rules of the Linux kernel firewall.
What is UFW?UFW, or uncomplicated firewall, is a frontend for managing firewall rules in Arch Linux, Debian, or Ubuntu.
Firewalld is frontend controller for nftables (or its older counterpart, iptables) used to implement persistent network traffic rules.
TCP wrappers are a host-based access control system. They are used to prevent unauthorized access to your server by allowing only specific clients access to services running on your server.
iptables is an application that allows users to configure specific rules that will be enforced by the kernel’s netfilter framework.
Firewall software is designed to limit access to network resources running on your Linode to authorized parties.
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