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Old 07-31-2003, 01:22 AM   #1
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iptable usage on uCLinux?

Hi all,

I am currently trying to setup a firewall using iptables on my board, however, if I enter the commands for iptable, the message shows:

/>iptables v1.2.7a: can't initialize iptables table `filter': iptables who? />(do Perhaps iptables or your kernel needs to be upgraded.

What is this filter it is speaking of? I know that on RedHat9.0 that this filter seems to be located at:


So do I just copy this file onto uClinux or there is more to be done? Can I construct this "filter" file? Directions and suggestions are much appreciated.

Old 08-07-2003, 12:28 AM   #2
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1__Check and make sure that support for IPTABLES has been compiled in to your kernel. (as root, 'cd /usr/src/linux' , 'make menuconfig')
2__Do a 'whereis iptables', if not found then go to and download/install new version.
3__If iptables is found, go to There are some really good tutorials and starter configs there.

Let us know if this helps, Good Luck!!!
RJ :-)


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