Ubuntu – How to enable iptables tarpit


I'm using ubuntu server 10.04 and I have to enable tarpit module .
I installed the followning packet :

aptitude install xtables-addons-common xtables-addons-source
module-assistant auto-install xtables-addons-source

but when i try to add a tarpit rule I get this error:

iptables: No chain/target/match by that name.

Thanks for your help .

Best Answer

  • Clean all rules:

    iptables -F
    iptables -X

    Use these default parameters:

    iptables -P INPUT    DROP
    iptables -P OUTPUT   DROP
    iptables -P FORWARD  ACCEPT

    Then do the following:

     iptables-save > /etc/network/iptables
     iptables-restore < /etc/network/iptables

    Then enter:

    iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp -dport 80 -j TARPIT

    Or you can set a trap for ALL ports, except for your own:

       iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT
       iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 25 -j ACCEPT
       iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp -j TARPIT