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iptables-save - Save IP Tables


iptables-save [-c] [-t table]


iptables-save is used to dump the contents of an IP Table in easily parseable format to STDOUT. Use I/O-redirection provided by your shell to write to a file.

-c, --counters
include the current values of all packet and byte counters in the output

-t, --table tablename

restrict output to only one table. If not specified, output includes all
available tables.


None known as of iptables-1.2.1 release


Harald Welte <>

See Also

iptables-restore(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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