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This is used to send back an error packet in response to the matched
packet: otherwise it is equivalent to
so it is a terminating TARGET, ending rule traversal.
This target is only valid in the
chains, and user-defined chains which are only called from those
chains. The following option controls the nature of the error packet
\fB\-\-reject\-with\fP \fItype\fP
The type given can be
\fBicmp\-host\-prohibited\fP, or
\fBicmp\-admin\-prohibited\fP (*),
which return the appropriate ICMP error message (\fBicmp\-port\-unreachable\fP is
the default). The option
can be used on rules which only match the TCP protocol: this causes a
TCP RST packet to be sent back. This is mainly useful for blocking
.I ident
(113/tcp) probes which frequently occur when sending mail to broken mail
hosts (which won't accept your mail otherwise).
(*) Using icmp\-admin\-prohibited with kernels that do not support it will result in a plain DROP instead of REJECT