This is pretty cool. I've setup iptables on my dev. gateway, but I'm new and haven't setup enough rules to make the output interesting.. On the other hand, my laptop is using a prebuilt firewall and the rules are about 4 screens hight some are > 100 characters causing the output to skew like you said.. I find this very motivating though, I'm going to play with it and I'm sure it will help me learn a few things. Thanks!
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