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Revision as of 14:42, 14 July 2019

Welcome to the nftables HOWTO documentation page. Here you will find documentation on how to build, install, configure and use nftables.

If you have any suggestion to improve it, please send your comments to Netfilter users mailing list <netfilter@vger.kernel.org>.


Getting started

Basic operation

Supported selectors for packet matching

Possible actions on packets

Note that, unlike iptables, you can perform several actions in one single rule.

Advanced data structures for performance packet classification

You will have to redesign your rule-set to benefit from these new nice features:

If you are already using ipset in your iptables rule-set, that transition may be a bit more simple to you.



Check Portal:DeveloperDocs - documentation for netfilter developers.

External links

Watch some videos:

Additional documentations and articles:


To the NLnet foundation for initial sponsorship of this HOWTO:


To Eric Leblond, for boostrapping the Nftables quick howto in 2013.