Dear community! First of all I would like to congratulate you all on your knowledgable and friendly forum. I've ended up here many times during the last few months as I were in the process of setting up my server.
Now to my problem: When trying to restore my iptable ruleset I get:
FATAL: Module ip_tables not found.
iptables v1.3.6: Can't initialize itpables table ´filter´: iptables who? (do you need to insmod?)
Perhaps iptables or your kernel needs to be upgraded.
Up to this point my server was running iptables out-of-the-box just fine. Never reporting any errors.
I suspect that some system files or settings were damaged after I accidently saved a huge file to the wrong folder causing the system partition to be completely filled up, temporarily.
According to Google I should recompile my kernel with certain options enabled but since everything was running fine before my mistake I figured I should ask here before doing anything drastic.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Kernel version: 2.6.18-6-amd64
Dist: Debian 4.0
Edit: Perhaps my suspicion above is silly. I guess a more likely explanation would be that I, at some point ran a dist-upgrade without rebooting my system - until earlier today. Still that does not really make it clear to me what I am supposed to do to fix this issue.
As before, any advice or hints in the right direction would make me happy.