Manual Reference Pages  - iptables-apply (8)

NAME

iptables-apply - a safer way to update iptables remotely

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Options
Legalese

SYNOPSIS

iptables-apply [-hV] [-t timeout] ruleset-file

DESCRIPTION

iptables-apply will try to apply a new ruleset (as output by iptables-save/read by iptables-restore) to iptables, then prompt the user whether the changes are okay. If the new ruleset cut the existing connection, the user will not be able to answer affirmatively. In this case, the script rolls back to the previous ruleset after the timeout expired. The timeout can be set with -t.

When called as ip6tables-apply, the script will use ip6tables-save/-restore instead.

OPTIONS

-t seconds, --timeout seconds
  Sets the timeout after which the script will roll back to the previous ruleset.
-h, --help Display usage information.
-V, --version
  Display version information.

SEE ALSO

iptables-restore(8), iptables-save(8), iptables(8).

LEGALESE

iptables-apply is copyright by Martin F. Krafft.

This manual page was written by Martin F. Krafft <madduck@madduck.net>

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0.


iptables-apply (8) 2006-06-04
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