[CentOS] iptables local forwarding

Tom Brown tom at ng23.net
Thu Oct 23 14:37:14 UTC 2008

> AFAIK, "service iptables restart" does not cut off current
> connections. The stateful connections are kept by the conntrack
> module, which I believe will not be cleared on a restart of iptables,
> and "service iptables restart" also uses iptables-restore, which does
> the changes atomically instead of one by one.
> However, don't blindly follow what I'm saying here, this is all from
> memory and I might be wrong. If you really need to know it, verify it
> on a test environment before you do it on the production one.

yes of course - thanks for all assistance

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