Many tools in Linux allow for checking things as a non-root user. For example, at any time, I can check whether a service is running:
$ systemctl status ntp
iptables needs to be used as root whatever the option. I'm wondering what issue there could be to allow
-L to a non-root user:
$ iptables -L -nvx
still tells me that I need to be root.
Wouldn't a good hacker be able to figure out the firewall anyway and thus blocking the
-L option is just obfuscation which as we know is not security?