I have a Ubuntu 10.10 server. I have an iptable rule that needs to get added before networking is started. How can I do that?
...which says to put an entry in the /etc/rc.local file that enters the rule. However, I've noticed that the server is on the network a couple seconds before my rule gets entered. It does that every time. In this instance that couple seconds is unacceptable because a remote computer is constantly pinging this server. If a ping gets through before my rule gets entered then bad things happen. Any ideas?