Provided by: iptables_1.4.12-1ubuntu4_amd64 bug


       iptables-apply - a safer way to update iptables remotely


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


       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.


       -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.


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


       iptables-apply is copyright by Martin F. Krafft.

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

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

                                            2006-06-04                          iptables-apply(8)