Bug 115655 - RFE: include iptables reload
RFE: include iptables reload
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: iptables (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-02-14 08:28 EST by Michael Redinger
Modified: 2011-06-02 07:08 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-22 10:36:21 EDT
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Description Michael Redinger 2004-02-14 08:28:12 EST
Description of problem:

When restarting iptables, existing connections seem to get closed.
(I experience this with ssh (but I am using ssh.com): all ssh
connections except for the one where I run "service iptables
restart" are closed (I do not know why this one connection 
survives ...).

This can be fixed by not reloading the kernel modules.

Could you add a service iptables reload? It is basically the same
as restart, but without removing the modules:

reload() {
    # Do not stop if iptables module is not loaded.
    [ -e "$PROC_IPTABLES_NAMES" ] || return 1

    set_policy ACCEPT

#    echo -n $"Unloading $IPTABLES modules: "
#    ret=0
#    rmmod_r ${IPV}_tables
#    let ret+=$?;
#    rmmod_r ${IPV}_conntrack
#    let ret+=$?;

#    [ $ret -eq 0 ] && success || failure
#    echo



Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Taroon Update 1
iptables 1.2.8-12
kernel 2.4.21-9.EL

Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2004-02-16 17:07:38 EST
Internal RFE bug #115895 entered. Will be considered for future releases.
Comment 2 Suzanne Hillman 2004-04-22 10:36:21 EDT
Thank you for the suggestion. It was passed along to product
management, but not committed for a future release.

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