Restore iptables rules after a reboot on debian
Published: 12-12-2012 | Author: Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article
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This small tutorial will help you set up iptables to survive a reboot. First you need to define the rules you want, then continue with this tutorial.
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After the rules are defined and tested, execute the following command to save
the rules to
iptables-save > /etc/iptables.conf
Now edit the
/etc/network/interfaces file, and add the following right after
the line which looks like
iface eth0 inet static (eth0 and static might be
pre-up iptables-restore < /etc/iptables.conf
Now save the file, and after a reboot the IPtables rules will be in place.Tags: debian , firewall , iptables , rules , tutorials