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Query on –m option of iptables command

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I have a query on the use of the –m option of iptables command in RHEL 6.0. I have seen commands like:


iptables –A INPUT –m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED –j ACCEPT


which makes quite good sense but the below command:


iptables –A PREROUTING -s –d –p tcp –m tcp --dport 443 –j REDIRECT –to-ports 30080


does not seem to be useful as tcp is already given against the –p option then what is the use of specifying –m option again with tcp. I am be wrong on this.


I hope my query is clear.


Please revert with the reply to my query.



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