If I want to build traffic counter for each IP on Iptables, Which table shall I put the rules in? Mangle, Raw, Nat or Filters?

I used to put it in Filters, but it seem doesn't count correctly

iptables -t filter -N COUNT
iptables -t filter -A COUNT -s
iptables -t filter -A COUNT -d
iptables -t filter -I FORWARD -j COUNT

Filter is the correct table to put the rules in. If you want help debugging your incorrect counts, you should probably give some details about that.

  • I Finally agree with your answer after 4 hours testing and debug between each table. Actually Mangle and Filters are quiet equals in counting. – Ta Coen Jul 20 '11 at 15:43

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