This article explains how to make IPtables firewall rules sustain a boot in Debian. But this can also be applied on other Debian based OSes like Ubuntu and Knoppix. You show execute all these commands as the root user or use the sudo command to do it.
First view the list of rules in IPtables
If its a new installation there will be no rules. So add some firewall rules, the following rules will allow HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SMTP, SSH incoming connections and rejects all other incoming connections including ICMP ping packets.Continue Reading…