When running the command iptables -vL you may find that :
- the output displays slowly.
- the output (appears) to have hung.
You can further see what IPtables is doing via running iptables -vL. From this you will most likely see iptables trying to run a reverse DNS lookup (and failing).
Due to IPtables trying to resolve the IP addresses to name you will need to add the -n switch to successfully list the chains. . The -n switch ensures the numeric output of addresses and ports.
[[email protected] ~]# iptables -nvL
Chain INPUT (policy DROP 0 packets, 0 bytes)
pkts bytes target prot opt in out source destination
16500 1052K ACCEPT all -- * * 0.0.0.0/0 0.0.0.0/0 state RELATED,ESTABLISHED
1 52 ACCEPT tcp -- * * 172.16.1.100 0.0.0.0/0 state NEW tcp dpt:9876
0 0 ACCEPT tcp -- * * 172.16.1.1 0.0.0.0/0 tcp dpt:80
!! remainder of output omitted !!
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