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Old 10-29-2003, 08:29 PM   #1
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Lightbulb RH8 - how to automatically run a shell script at boot time

Hi all.

I have created a shell script that sets iptables rules for my firewall. The script works as it should, but now I'd like this script run automatically when linux boots.
Where should I copy it?

Old 10-29-2003, 09:14 PM   #2
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Here is an example. You can name the script something else if you want to.

Do this while logged in as Root
Save the firewall script as /etc/sysconfig/firewall.
Important: Set the permissions for root to read, write and exec. Also, read and exec for group and others.
Something like chomd 755 /etc/sysconfig/firewall aught to do it.

Edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file with a path to the script. /etc/sysconfig/firewall
Run the command: service iptables stop
Type: source /etc/sysconfig/firewall
Type: iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables
Run the command: service iptables restart
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Thanks homey! It worked great for me. I appreciate the help.


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