[Server-devel] iptables generation (was Re: pppd restarting mysteriously)

Joshua N Pritikin jpritikin at pobox.com
Tue Aug 11 02:15:15 EDT 2009

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 08:55:55PM +0200, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 2:15 PM, Joshua N Pritikin<jpritikin at pobox.com> wrote:
> > Here is the script I promised Martin.
> Right - thanks for that! I assume it works well and it's been tested
> for normal and ppp0 connectivity over there. How do you trigger it?

/etc/init.d/iptables sets IPTABLES_CONFIG to 
/etc/sysconfig/iptables-config and runs it.

I'm not sure what /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config.in is for. It seems to 
be ignored.

> Can you load the ruleset even if ppp0 is down?


> I am wondering -- do we want local admins teams to be able to add
> rules relatively easily, in normal iptables syntax (meaning they can
> copy rules from books and howtos)? If so, a template to run through
> 'sed' might work better?
> What do you think?

See my attempt, attached.
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