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The iptables man page defines it as "a local address" but does this refer only to the 127 range (localhost) or does it include 10, 169, 192 as well ?

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Pretty good explanation here: http://security.maruhn.com/iptables-tutorial/x6330.html

Another discussion about it: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-networking-3/wtf-addrtype-in-iptables-manpage-746659/

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So the answer is: "addresses on the host itself ... in the 127.x.x.x range". –  Steven Monday Oct 21 '10 at 20:02

-m addr-type LOCAL is the 127.0.0.0/8-network.

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