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Bug 424513 - iptables comment for working w/ UML
Summary: iptables comment for working w/ UML
Alias: None
Product: [OLD] Docs on
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Other documents (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Docs Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-07-02 15:44 UTC by Grant Goodyear
Modified: 2013-07-23 14:10 UTC (History)
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Description Grant Goodyear 2012-07-02 15:44:13 UTC
I received the following e-mail from a user:

Jun 30 (1 day ago)
I followed the Gentoo UML guide ( and was successful at getting a running UML instance. However, I struggled with the networking and have a tip that may save others some time:
if using iptables, make sure the FORWARD chain on the packet filtering is letting the packets through. My chain was empty but the policy was set to DROP. As soon as I changed the policy to ACCEPT I was able to ping

Thanks again for the documentation!

Reproducible: Always

Heh.  I didn't realize anybody still used UML.
Comment 1 Sven Vermeulen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-07-23 14:10:42 UTC
I have moved the UML guide to