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python modules to manipulate iptables rules
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python-netfilter - Python modules for manipulating netfilter rules Copyright (C) 2007-2012 Bolloré Telecom Copyright (C) 2013 Jeremy Lainé See AUTHORS file for a full list of contributors.


python-netfilter is a set of modules for the Python programming language which allows you to manipulate netfilter rules.


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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Simple example

from netfilter.rule import Rule,Match
from netfilter.table import Table

rule = Rule(
    matches=[Match('tcp', '--dport 80')],

  table = Table('filter')
  table.append_rule('INPUT', rule)

  table.delete_rule('INPUT', rule)
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