Reboot your machine and run iptables -L -n If you don't get the expected output, they don't work.
Sounds like your using slackware. I don't think that iptables looks for anything in /etc/rc.d. rc.iptables (or whatever the script is called) is a script the should be started at boot and for that reason should be in /etc/rc.d
Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; 10-05-2006 at 07:49 AM.