Re: IPTABLES rules lost at reboot.

From: Chris Lowth (dont_at_want.spam)
Date: 05/21/03

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    Mairhtin O'Feannag wrote:

    > Hello,
    > I have a problem in that (along with having difficulty posting to this
    > group - sigh) every time I reboot, I lose my IPTABLES settings. I
    > have a script, which we'll call iptables-script, which contains my
    > IPTABLES rules. I run the following commands to establish my firewall
    > :
    > /etc/init.d/iptables stop
    > sh /etc/sysconfig/iptables-script
    > iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables
    > /etc/init.d/iptables start
    > And all is well. But ... once I reboot, I lose all of my settings.
    > *scratching head* what am I doing wrong? I thought the iptables-save
    > command would save the settings between sessions? Where might I look
    > for more information on why this is going wrong?
    > Mairhtin O'Feannag

    What distro are you using. If it's a RedHat one, you need to enable the
    iptables service using (as one option) the ntsysv command.

    "service iptables save" - will save the firewall for restore at reboot.
    "service iptables stop" - to turn iptables off (wipes in-memory config)
    "service iptables start" - to turn iptables in and restore saved config


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