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Long story short, I need a firewall that filters by MAC address. My problem is MAC address filtering does not seem to be working for forwarded packets. I am not ...
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    iptables MAC Filter for Forwarding


    Long story short, I need a firewall that filters by MAC address.
    My problem is MAC address filtering does not seem to be working for forwarded packets. I am not using nat or masquerade.

    Without any rules restricting the traffic, forwarding works great.
    I have tested MAC filtering in the INPUT table and it seems to work fine. (I can block access or permit access to the machine this way).
    I have tried filtering by MAC in the FORWARD table, the nat PREROUTING and in mangle PREROUTING (at seperate times). Filtering by IP in all of these places works without a problem.


    I am using Debian, with the default 2.4.27 kernel and iptables 1.2.11.

    Any suggestions?

    ~SW

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    Nevermind. It works, it was an issue with routing and how the mac is sent across the network.

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