Provided by: iptables-converter_0.9.8-1_all bug


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


       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


       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


       -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)