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       iptables-converter  -  program  to convert iptables commands from file to iptables-restore


       iptables-converter [-s iptables-plain-file]


       The iptables-converter takes a regular file containing a series  of  iptables  invocations
       and  converts such a sequence to a format compatible with the iptables-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  "iptables"  or
       "/sbin/iptables" are ignored. Any input lines starting with "#" are  treated  as  comments
       and therefore are ignored.

       if  iptables-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 iptables-restore command.

       Something  needs  to be mentioned: iptables -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 brain.


       Normally  iptables-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 iptables-converter.


       iptables-converter should be compatibe to any iptables 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.


       iptables(8) iptables-save(8) iptables-restore(8)