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Old 09-19-2003, 08:00 AM   #1
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iptables-firewall failure on startup!

I have this fail message on startup altough I don't have a network set or I am not connected internet by any means. What does this mean?

Applying iptables firewall rules: iptables-restore: line 15 failed

How do I configure firewall on Red Hat 9.0
Old 09-19-2003, 09:59 AM   #2
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Re: iptables-firewall failure on startup!

Originally posted by Baran
I don't have a network set or I am not connected internet by any means.... How do I configure firewall on Red Hat 9.0
Well if you aren't on a network nor are you connected to the internet you don't... need a firewall at all. I'm thinking the problem you are having is, iptables is unable to re-instate the rules you saved because whatever is in line 15, requires you to have an active internet connection, which you are saying you don't. Therefore it is unable to launch because you aren't connected to the internet.
Did i mention that a computer not hooked up to the internet or a network of any sort doesn't need a firewall :P.
Hope this helps
Old 09-19-2003, 07:40 PM   #3
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chkconfig --level 12345 iptables off

That should end the error message. If you ever connect to the internet and want to use iptables just do this to restore iptables:

chkconfig --level 345 iptables on


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