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I want to allow localhost traffic in iptables so I added the rule

iptables -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT

When I run iptables -L it shows me that this rule got translated into

ACCEPT     all  --  anywhere             anywhere  

That confuses me. Doensn't that mean that iptables allows all INPUT traffic? Please help

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Try running iptables -L -v instead -- this will include interface names in the output.

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Ok that's the point. Thanks – Flexx Jul 12 '12 at 11:42

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