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Old 06-19-2004, 05:13 AM   #1
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starting iptables fails with rhl9 and kernel 2.6.1.

I was proud of myself for finally successfully compiling my own kernel. I built a 2.6.1 from the generic source code and it comes up nicely, for the most part, but it rags about starting iptables. [Failed] is what I get.

Does anyone have good pointers? This may be something very obvious, so please be patient... when I shut down the new kernel, it seems to "stop" iptables, although it complains about not being able to start it.

I'd like to use the new kernel, because I get at least double hard disk speed (kernel 2.4.20 won't put my hdparm setting beyond udma2, while the new one gives udma6), but I want my firewall up.
Old 06-19-2004, 08:22 AM   #2
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What options did you enable on the Device Drivers-> Networking Support-> Networking Options-> Network packet filtering-> IP: Netfilter Configuration menu? It's probable safest to just say yes to them all if you're not sure which ones you need.
Old 06-19-2004, 09:33 PM   #3
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I am also having problems with IPTables myself...
The weird thing is I get different problems everytime I compile the kernel

There is one odd one which I encountered recently, the IPTables work fine in kernel 2.6.4, I was so happy since I compiled the filters as modules...
But when I went back to my old (original) kernel, I get IPTable failures! haha

Andrew: I agree with your method since I got it to work last time


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