Description Reads the byte counter on the last rule in a chain (from the 'filter' or other specified table) on Unix box using iptables as a firewall.

If the following rules were entered on a Linux box with iptables setup then the script could be used to read values for the data to and from The idea is simple, direct output that you want to measure to a custom chain and add an accept rule to the chain.

#iptables -N testin
#iptables -N testout

#iptables -A OUTPUT -d -j testout
#iptables -A INPUT -s -j testin

#iptables -A testin -j ACCEPT
#iptables -A testout -j ACCEPT
Operating Systems Linux
Requirements IPTables::IPv4
Scope Local
Workspace Wizard No
In Args
0Chain Name
1Table Name (if none set the 'filter' is assumed)
Out Args
0The counter value of the last rule in the chain.
Alarm Usage No
Graph Usage Yes, note data is of counter type.

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