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Bug 10907 - /etc/rc.d/init.d/ipchains enhancement
/etc/rc.d/init.d/ipchains enhancement
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ipchains (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 2000-04-19 03:57 EDT by Mihai Ibanescu
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-19 04:08:46 EDT
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Patch to /etc/rc.d/init.d/ipchains, to properly exclude comments and new lines from $IPCHAINS_CONFIG (553 bytes, patch)
2000-04-19 04:08 EDT, Mihai Ibanescu
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Description Mihai Ibanescu 2000-04-19 03:57:10 EDT
ipchains-restore is somewhat picky when it comes to parsing the file saved
with ipchains-save. If a human intends to edit that file, almost for sure
she will insert blank lines. The default startup script for ipchains
already allows for comments in /etc/sysconfig/ipchains. But it will fail to
properly filter comments starting with spaces, or empty lines. The normal
grep would be:

grep -v "^[[:space:]]*#" | grep -v "^[[:space:]]*$"

instead of grep -v "^#"

Patch attached
Comment 1 Mihai Ibanescu 2000-04-19 04:08:59 EDT
Created attachment 207 [details]
Patch to /etc/rc.d/init.d/ipchains, to properly exclude comments and new lines from $IPCHAINS_CONFIG
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-07-10 19:55:57 EDT
Incorporated directly into ipchains-1.3.9-10.  Thanks for the patch.

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