iptables-restore(8) — Linux manual page


IPTABLES-RESTORE(8)          iptables 1.8.10         IPTABLES-RESTORE(8)

NAME         top

       iptables-restore — Restore IP Tables

       ip6tables-restore — Restore IPv6 Tables

SYNOPSIS         top

       iptables-restore [-chntvV] [-w seconds] [-M modprobe] [-T name]

       ip6tables-restore [-chntvV] [-w seconds] [-M modprobe] [-T name]

DESCRIPTION         top

       iptables-restore and ip6tables-restore are used to restore IP and
       IPv6 Tables from data specified on STDIN or in file. Use I/O
       redirection provided by your shell to read from a file or specify
       file as an argument.

       -c, --counters
              Restore the values of all packet and byte counters.

       -h, --help
              Print a short option summary.

       -n, --noflush
              Don't flush the previous contents of the table. If not
              specified, both commands flush (delete) all previous
              contents of the respective table.

       -t, --test
              Only parse and construct the ruleset, but do not commit

       -v, --verbose
              Print additional debug info during ruleset processing.
              Specify multiple times to increase debug level.

       -V, --version
              Print the program version number.

       -w, --wait [seconds]
              Wait for the xtables lock.  To prevent multiple instances
              of the program from running concurrently, an attempt will
              be made to obtain an exclusive lock at launch.  By
              default, the program will exit if the lock cannot be
              obtained.  This option will make the program wait
              (indefinitely or for optional seconds) until the exclusive
              lock can be obtained.

       -M, --modprobe modprobe
              Specify the path to the modprobe(8) program. By default,
              iptables-restore will inspect /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe to
              determine the executable's path.

       -T, --table name
              Restore only the named table even if the input stream
              contains other ones.

BUGS         top

       None known as of iptables-1.2.1 release

AUTHORS         top

       Harald Welte <laforge@gnumonks.org> wrote iptables-restore based
       on code from Rusty Russell.
       Andras Kis-Szabo <kisza@sch.bme.hu> contributed ip6tables-

SEE ALSO         top

       iptables-apply(8), iptables-save(8), iptables(8)

       The iptables-HOWTO, which details more iptables usage, the NAT-
       HOWTO, which details NAT, and the netfilter-hacking-HOWTO which
       details the internals.

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the iptables (administer and maintain packet
       filter rules) project.  Information about the project can be
       found at ⟨http://www.netfilter.org/⟩.  If you have a bug report
       for this manual page, see ⟨http://bugzilla.netfilter.org/⟩.  This
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       ⟨git://git.netfilter.org/iptables⟩ on 2024-06-14.  (At that time,
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