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Re: my iptables setting not loaded after reboot in fc5

> First you should set the iptables rules to what you desire. Then you should
> save them with
> iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables
> and having set the settings I refered to to "yes", the iptables should
> survive after a reboot.
> It works perfectly with my system. I think the problem is that you
> rebooted/restarted
> iptables before setting them up, and that's why you don't get any rules now.
-- NO. I did exactly as what you said:
1. set my rules in /etc/sysconfig/iptables

2. edit /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config and set

3. run service iptables restart

4. run iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables
-- after that, I checked the file /etc/sysconfig/iptables, it does have what I
set, the only change is the timestamp.

5. reboot

6. the file /etc/sysconfig/iptables goes to the "oroginal" one and no port is
opened -- all of my settings are gone.

> The best way to correct this I guess is through the graphical helper go to
> Start->System->Administration->Security Level and Firewall

That is not useful. I discussed with several other people before -- it does
not provide the way to set source IPs.  I will try Firestater.


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