Iptables not saving...

Devon Harding devonharding at gmail.com
Mon May 8 11:07:23 UTC 2006

> You shouldn't have to do that. That you had to do this suggests that you
> don't have your firewall service(s) (iptables and optionally ip6tables)
> turned on.
Firewall was set to disabled!

> You generally want them turned on as soon as you turn on networking.
> You can see whether on this is true using chkconfig, such as:
> [bruno at wolff ~]$ chkconfig --list iptables
> iptables        0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
Mine was st to:
[root at mars ~]# chkconfig --list iptables
iptables        0:off   1:off   2:on    3:off   4:on    5:off   6:off

> Because the supplied init script specifies that this service is supposed to
> be used in levels 2, 3, 4 and 5 when it is running, you should be able to
> simplify the above to:
> chkconfig iptables on

I remember when I installed FC3, I specifically disabled the firewall.
 I guess this is what caused iptables not to start on level 3 & 5.  I
also noticed that the firewall service was still diabled after reboot.


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