17.5. iptables Control Scripts

There are two basic methods for controlling iptables under Red Hat Enterprise Linux:


To use the same initscript commands to control netfilter for IPv6, substitute ip6tables for iptables in the /sbin/service commands listed in this section. For more information about IPv6 and netfilter, refer to Section 17.6 ip6tables and IPv6.

17.5.1. iptables Control Scripts Configuration File

The behavior of the iptables initscripts is controlled by the /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config configuration file. The following is a list of directives contained within this file: