Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 995179
iptables no longer has a useful manpage, describing all modules and their targets
Last modified: 2013-11-25 07:35:41 EST
iptables does not have a useful manpage, describing all modules and their targets.
See, for example, the corresponding Debian package.
iptables package version 1.4.18
Use man iptables-extensions. This is described in the iptables man page.
Alright, sorry for the noise then, I feel like this bug can be closed.
It'd be lovely, though, if the "go to iptables-extensions manpage for
the usual stuff" was noted more prominently.
The reason I'm suggesting this is stemming from how I came to miss these
actually not-that-obscure references.
When you use a certain utility for a _long_ time, you learn its
documentation ins and outs -- and you switch from the "parse the
document" mode to a "grep the document for well-known keywords" mode.
And the grep thing totally failed me, indeed.
So, I think, a bigger, louder "the structure of this document has
changed in significant ways" disclaimer at the start of the manpage
would be helpful for lost souls like me..
Closing as "NOT A BUG".
BTW: iptables-extensions is referenced in "MATCH AND TARGET EXTENSIONS" and also in "SEE ALSO".