[CentOS] iptables.service listed as: not-found inactive dead

Tue May 31 12:57:15 UTC 2016
Alexander Farber <alexander.farber at gmail.com>

Hello fellow CentOS users,

on a freshly installed 7.2 machine and after reading


I try to enable iptables with following commands:

# cat /etc/centos-release
CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core)

# rpm -qa | grep iptables

# sudo systemctl list-units --type service --all | grep iptables
● iptables.service                       not-found inactive dead

# sudo systemctl enable iptables.service
Failed to execute operation: No such file or directory

What missing file is meant here please?

Thank you