Who can unload a kernel module ?

Christopher K. Johnson ckjohnson at gwi.net
Thu Apr 22 11:33:44 UTC 2004

yavorsky gaetan wrote:

> Hi,
> On my iptables firewall, I need to insert the ip_nat_ftp module, so I 
> added /sbin/insmod/ip_nat_ftp in my rc.local startup file, and it's 
> working.
> After one or two days, this modules is unloaded ( lsmod ).
> Is there something in FC1 which can do that ?
> Regards.
> Gaetan.

If iptables were stopped or restarted it would have that effect.
The correct way to load iptables modules in FC is to include them on the 
IPTABLES_MODULES line in /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config and make sure 
the line is not commented out.  That way the iptables init.d script will 
be sure to load the module again when started or restarted.


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