cdist-type__iptables_apply - Man Page

Apply the rules


This cdist type deploys an init script that triggers the configured rules and also re-applies them on configuration. Rules are written from __iptables_rule into the folder /etc/iptables.d/.

It reads all rules from the base folder as rules for IPv4. Rules in the subfolder v6/ are IPv6 rules. Rules in the subfolder all/ are applied to both rule tables. All files contain the arguments for a single iptables and/or ip6tables command.

Rules are applied in the following order: 1. All IPv4 rules 2. All IPv6 rules 2. All rules that should be applied to both tables

The order of the rules that will be applied are definite from the result the shell glob returns, which should be alphabetical. If rules must be applied in a special order, prefix them with a number like 02-some-rule.

Required Parameters


Optional Parameters



None (__iptables_apply is used by __iptables_rule automatically)

See Also

cdist-type__iptables_rule(7), iptables(8)


Nico Schottelius <> Matthias Stecher <>


Copyright (C) 2013 Nico Schottelius. Copyright (C) 2020 Matthias Stecher. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Referenced By


Dec 21, 2020 6.9.4 cdist