Specifying the Target

After specifying the matching criterion, a second part of all rules is the target. This is the action that has to be performed when a rule matches a packet. All rules have a target, and the following targets are available:

ACCEPT: Use this target to allow the packet.

REJECT: The packet is discarded, and a message is sent to the sender of the packet.

DROP: The packet is discarded, and no message is sent to the sender of the packet.

LOG: The packet is logged. Note that this is the only target that doesn't stop the packet from further evaluation.

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