iptables-save man page

iptables-save — dump iptables rules to stdout

ip6tables-save — dump iptables rules to stdout


iptables-save [-M modprobe] [-c] [-t table]

ip6tables-save [-M modprobe] [-c] [-t table]


iptables-save and ip6tables-save are used to dump the contents of IP or IPv6 Table in easily parseable format to STDOUT. Use I/O-redirection provided by your shell to write to a file.

-M, --modprobe modprobe_program

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

-c, --counters

include the current values of all packet and byte counters in the output

-t, --table tablename

restrict output to only one table. If not specified, output includes all available tables.


None known as of iptables-1.2.1 release


Harald Welte <laforge@gnumonks.org>
Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Andras Kis-Szabo <kisza@sch.bme.hu> contributed ip6tables-save.

See Also

iptables-restore(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-restore(8), iptables-xml(1).

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

iptables 1.6.1