KISS firewall + iptables

Paul W. Frields paul at
Wed Jul 14 17:17:17 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-07-14 at 10:59, Jaider Viola - Deltaned wrote:
> I try to install on my fedora core 2 server a KISS firewall.
> The firewall is installed without any problem but when I try to start the
> kiss firewall I get the follow: Since the ip_tables, ipt_state, and/or
> ipt_multiport modules do not exist,
> KISS can not function. Firewall script aborted!
> I do: chkconfig --list | grep -E "iptables|ipchains" and get the follow
> output: iptables        0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on
> 6:off

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Nevertheless, here's a couple things to think about: Even if your
chkconfig listing shows that iptables defaults to "on" for your
runlevel, that does not mean it is on currently. If "lsmod" shows you
that the iptables modules are not loaded, that could explain this
message. If your defaults for iptables are set up so that your rulesets
are all empty and defaulting to ACCEPT (for example, because you didn't
install the firewall during installation, or because you used
{redhat,system}-config-securitylevel to set the default state to "No
firewall"), the iptables modules are probably not loaded automatically.

Try either changing those settings or manually loading the iptables
modules. Beyond that I am not that familiar with KISS, so hopefully you
can find help through Google. Good luck and best wishes.

Paul W. Frields, RHCE

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