iptables-restore --- Restore IP Tables

   ip6tables-restore --- Restore IPv6 Tables


   iptables-restore [-chntv] [-M modprobe] [-T name] [file]

   ip6tables-restore [-chntv] [-M modprobe] [-T name] [file]


   iptables-restore  and ip6tables-restore are used to restore IP and IPv6
   Tables from data specified on STDIN or in  file.  Use  I/O  redirection
   provided  by  your  shell  to  read  from  a file or specify file as an

   -c, --counters
          restore the values of all packet and byte counters

   -h, --help
          Print a short option summary.

   -n, --noflush
          don't  flush  the  previous  contents  of  the  table.  If   not
          specified, both commands flush (delete) all previous contents of
          the respective table.

   -t, --test
          Only parse and construct the ruleset, but do not commit it.

   -v, --verbose
          Print additional debug info during ruleset processing.

   -M, --modprobe modprobe_program
          Specify the path to the modprobe program. By default,  iptables-
          restore  will inspect /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe to determine the
          executable's path.

   -T, --table name
          Restore only the named table even if the input  stream  contains
          other ones.


   None known as of iptables-1.2.1 release


   Harald  Welte  <laforge@gnumonks.org>  wrote  iptables-restore based on
   code from Rusty Russell.
   Andras Kis-Szabo <kisza@sch.bme.hu> contributed ip6tables-restore.


   iptables-apply(8),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


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