iptables-restore man page

iptables-restore — Restore IP Tables

ip6tables-restore — Restore IPv6 Tables


iptables-restore [-chntv] [-M modprobe] [-T name] [file]

ip6tables-restore [-chntv] [-M modprobe] [-T name] [file]


iptables-restore and ip6tables-restore are used to restore IP and IPv6 Tables from data specified on STDIN or in file. Use I/O redirection provided by your shell to read from a file or specify file as an argument.

-c, --counters

restore the values of all packet and byte counters

-h, --help

Print a short option summary.

-n, --noflush

don't flush the previous contents of the table. If not specified, both commands flush (delete) all previous contents of the respective table.

-t, --test

Only parse and construct the ruleset, but do not commit it.

-v, --verbose

Print additional debug info during ruleset processing.

-M, --modprobe modprobe_program

Specify the path to the modprobe program. By default, iptables-restore will inspect /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe to determine the executable's path.

-T, --table name

Restore only the named table even if the input stream contains other ones.


None known as of iptables-1.2.1 release


Harald Welte <laforge@gnumonks.org> wrote iptables-restore based on code from Rusty Russell.
Andras Kis-Szabo <kisza@sch.bme.hu> contributed ip6tables-restore.

See Also

iptables-save(8), iptables(8)

The iptables-HOWTO, which details more iptables usage, the NAT-HOWTO, which details NAT, and the netfilter-hacking-HOWTO which details the internals.

Referenced By

ferm(1), iptables(8), iptables-apply(8), iptables-save(8), iptables-xml(1), ufw(8), ufw-framework(8).

The man page ip6tables-restore(8) is an alias of iptables-restore(8).

iptables 1.6.1