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iptables-restore - Restore IP Tables


iptables-restore [-c] [-n]


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.


None known as of iptables-1.2.1 release


Harald Welte <>

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.

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