[CentOS] iptables local forwarding

Tom Brown tom at ng23.net
Thu Oct 23 14:01:10 UTC 2008


> iptables-save will only output the rules in a way that
> iptables-restore will be able to rebuild the rules from.
>
> If what you want is for these rules to be up when you boot the
> machine, what you want is probably "service iptables save", which will
> use iptables-save to record these rules to /etc/sysconfig/iptables,
> and a script automatically calls iptables-restore to read that file
> upon boot.
>
>
>   

thanks - once added do i need to do anything to make these 'live' ? I 
imagine that a iptables restart will cut off current connections ? Is 
there not a 'reload' or similar?

thanks




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