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provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.c.f. bug 424647
However, as far as I know, iptables is perfectly happy creating rules for non-existent
interfaces. Of course this can have changed, but when I first learned to use iptables
the doc specifically sugested setting up iptables rules before bringing up the network.
By the way, this is what I do at my firewall (allthough it runs debian, not gentoo),
first starting iptables and then networking. Probably it's paranoid, but that way there
is not even a theoretical possibility of an unsecure window during boot (for example,
if a misconfiguration brings up a vulnerable service before the firewall is up).
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