ipchains will only work with later editions of the 2.1 development kernels,
and with 2.2's. The command is obviously not available on RH 5.1, but it
is easily obtainable. If you choose to upgrade the kernel, you will have to
up ipfwadm as well.
I upgraded to 2.2.11 and ipchains some months ago, and I have not regretted
The ipchains HOWTO is really worthwile reading, and ipchains is quite easy
use. The HOWTO also includes a section on ipfwadm emulation.
Recompiling the kernel is not difficult: it just takes time. Take a look at
Hope this helps,
> I'm not sure if there are ipchain in 5.1....i think its called ipfwadm
> that you need to enable. Also, try turning on the code maturity option,
> if off it will hide some development stuff from you....ipchains might be
> under devel in that version.
> hope that helps
> > I would like to know how to add IP-Chains to Red Hat Linux 5.1.
> > I was trying to recompile the kernel which is 2.0.34-0.6 and
> > there was no choice to add IP-Chains.
> > Is the only way to use a newer kernel? And if I do what other
> > changes do I have to do to my system and how would I do it?
> > Mike