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How to install nftables on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install nftables

Installing nftables package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nftables

nftables package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name nftables
version 0.5+snapshot20151106-1
description Program to control packet filtering rules by Netfilter project
subsection net
maintainer Arturo Borrero Gonzalez

Uninstall nftables

To remove just nftables package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove nftables

Uninstall nftables and it’s dependent packages

To remove the nftables package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove nftables

Purging nftables

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of nftables from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge nftables

To delete configuration and/or data files of nftables and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove nftables