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Bug 85203 - iptables rules saved to /etc/sysconfig/iptables do not restore on startup
Summary: iptables rules saved to /etc/sysconfig/iptables do not restore on startup
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: iptables
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: wdovlrrw
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-26 16:57 UTC by Ajoy Chundee
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-28 11:33:56 UTC

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Description Ajoy Chundee 2003-02-26 16:57:58 UTC
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Description of problem:
Hi All,

Rules are created and stored in /etc/sysconfig/iptables without problems.

When the system is started up these rules do not restore.  A set of "blanket" 
rules are applied.  However if i execute "/sbin/service iptables restart", the 
rules that I have created load correctly.


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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create custom IPTABLES rules after flushing current rules.
2. use iptables-save  > /etc/sysconfig/iptables
3. restart the system
4. use iptables -L and the ruleset created does not appear, standard rules 
5. use /sbin/service restart iptables
6. use iptables -L and the correct rules appear.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2003-02-26 21:21:52 UTC
You can close this report because it is not a bug.

The correct procedure is to enable service "iptables" with running "chkconfig
iptables on". That will enable the script for current run-level.

Comment 2 Ajoy Chundee 2003-02-26 22:19:14 UTC
So which runlevel should I be assigning iptables to please?


Comment 3 Michael Schwendt 2003-02-27 15:18:04 UTC
The one you use and all run-levels that should enable the iptables rules.

Look into redhat-config-services or consult "man chkconfig" for more information. 

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