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       iptables-restore — Restore IP Tables

       ip6tables-restore — Restore IPv6 Tables


       iptables-restore [-chntv] [-M modprobe] [-T name] [file]

       ip6tables-restore [-chntv] [-M modprobe] [-T name] [file]


       iptables-restore  and ip6tables-restore are used to restore IP and IPv6
       Tables from data specified on STDIN or in  file.  Use  I/O  redirection
       provided  by  your  shell  to  read  from  a file or specify file as an

       -c, --counters
              restore the values of all packet and byte counters

       -h, --help
              Print a short option summary.

       -n, --noflush
              don't  flush  the  previous  contents  of  the  table.  If   not
              specified, both commands flush (delete) all previous contents of
              the respective table.

       -t, --test
              Only parse and construct the ruleset, but do not commit it.

       -v, --verbose
              Print additional debug info during ruleset processing.

       -M, --modprobe modprobe_program
              Specify the path to the modprobe program. By default,  iptables-
              restore  will inspect /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe to determine the
              executable's path.

       -T, --table name
              Restore only the named table even if the input  stream  contains
              other ones.


       None known as of iptables-1.2.1 release


       Harald  Welte  <>  wrote  iptables-restore based on
       code from Rusty Russell.
       Andras Kis-Szabo <> contributed ip6tables-restore.


       iptables-apply(8),iptables-save(8), iptables(8)

       The iptables-HOWTO, which details more iptables usage,  the  NAT-HOWTO,
       which  details  NAT,  and the netfilter-hacking-HOWTO which details the