1. NAME

iptables-restore Restore IP Tables

2. SYNOPSIS

iptables-restore [-c] [-n]

3. DESCRIPTION

iptables-restore is used to restore IP Tables from data specified on STDIN. Use I/O redirection provided by your shell to read from a file

  • -c, --counters
        restore the values of all packet and byte counters
  • -n, --noflush
        don't flush the previous contents of the table. If not specified,

iptables-restore flushes (deletes) all previous contents of the respective IP Table.

4. BUGS

None known as of iptables-1.2.1 release

5. AUTHOR

Harald Welte < >

6. SEE ALSO

iptables-save(8), iptables(8)

The iptables-HOWTO, which details more iptables usage, the NAT-HOWTO, which details NAT, and the netfilter-hacking-HOWTO which details the internals.