Iptables rules make communication so slow

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http://serverfault.com – When I have send a request to an application running on a machine which following firewall rules are applied, it waits so long. When I have deactivated the iptables rule, it responses immediately. What makes communication so slow? -A INPUT -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -p esp -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -i ppp+ -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -p udp -m udp --dport 500 -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -p udp -m udp --dport 4500 -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -p udp -m udp --dport 1701 -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -i lo -m state --state NEW,RELATED,ESTABLISH (HowTos)