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When configuring a firewall with IPTables you have to specify the protocol before the port number(s) in each command. Do this:
iptables -A INPUT -s 126.96.36.199 -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT
and not this
iptables -A INPUT -s 188.8.131.52 --dport 22 -p tcp -j ACCEPT
If you don't, you'll see error messages to the effect of "Unknown arg '--dport'"
When writing Snort rules, there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, rules come in two parts: the …