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       iptables-restore — Restore IP Tables

       ip6tables-restore — Restore IPv6 Tables


       iptables-restore [-chntv] [-M modprobe]

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


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

       -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
       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 internals.