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       ip6tables-converter  -  program to convert ip6tables commands from file
       to ip6tables-restore format


       ip6tables-converter [-s ip6tables-plain-file]


       The ip6tables-converter takes a regular file  containing  a  series  of
       ip6tables  invocations  and  converts  such  a  sequence  to  a  format
       compatible with the ip6tables-restore command. No attempt  is  made  to
       reorder  the  sequence of the commands, especially nothing in the input
       is  interpreted  in  any  way.   All  input  lines  not  starting  with
       "ip6tables"  or "/sbin/ip6tables" are ignored. Any input lines starting
       with "#" are treated as comments and therefore are ignored.

       if ip6tables-converter is run without any arguments, it tries to read a
       file named "rules" in workdir. That's the tribute to my way of doing.

       Output  generally  is  send to stdout for your convienience and nowhere
       else. So you can inspect it and write to file  for  later  feeding  the
       ip6tables-restore command.

       Something  needs  to be mentioned: ip6tables -E intellectually still is
       an unsolved problem and not implemented for now, sorry. Thank  you  for
       any  hints of how to do it, I can't imagine because of some lacks in my


       Normally ip6tables-converter returns a value of 0.  In accidential case
       of  errors  exit  status 1 is returned. For example, if there are shell
       variables or shell functions in the inputfile,  these  are  treated  as
       error, which is reported. To avoid these, execute your scripts and feed
       their output as a file to ip6tables-converter.


       ip6tables-converter   should   be   compatibe    to    any    ip6tables
       implementations out in the wild. If not, keep me informed, thanks. I'll
       do my very best.


       -s filename This option gives you a chance  to  take  another  filename
       instaed of "rules"


       Johannes  Hubertz <> wrote this in 2013, 2014, 2015.
       Any comments welcome anytime.


       ip6tables(8) ip6tables-save(8) ip6tables-restore(8)