Fix CentOS IPTables rule saving (iptables: Saving firewall rules to /etc/sysconfig/iptables: /etc/init.d/iptables: line 274: restorecon: command not found)

23-01-2013 | Remy van Elst


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On a default CentOS installation, when trying to execute the service iptables save command you can get an error like iptables: Saving firewall rules to /etc/sysconfig/iptables: /etc/init.d/iptables: line 274: restorecon: command not found.

This is fixed easily by installing the policycoreutils package, which is available in the default CentOS repositories:

yum install policycoreutils

After installation the service iptables save command works without errors.


Tags: centos, firewall, iptables, network, selinux,