Bug 178917 - iptables won't start. errors with Too many levels of symbolic links
iptables won't start. errors with Too many levels of symbolic links
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 178526
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: iptables (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-01-25 08:42 EST by Steven Haigh
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-25 09:48:16 EST
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Description Steven Haigh 2006-01-25 08:42:54 EST
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Description of problem:
When trying to load the iptables initscript, the following error is presented.

# /etc/init.d/iptables restart
Flushing firewall rules: iptables: Too many levels of symbolic links
iptables: Too many levels of symbolic links
Setting chains to policy ACCEPT: filter iptables: Invalid argument
Unloading iptables modules:                                [  OK  ]
Applying iptables firewall rules: iptables-restore v1.3.4: Can't set policy `FORWARD' on `ACCEPT' line 21: Bad built-in chain name


Filing this under a security issue, as no firewalling can be done on the machine in this state. Also no NAT/filtering.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.15-1.1871_FC5 iptables-1.3.4-3

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to latest devel system via yum.
2. Reboot into new kernel
3. Try to start iptables.

Actual Results:  See Description.

Expected Results:  iptables should have loaded the firewall rules in /etc/sysconfig/iptables

Additional info:
Comment 1 Steven Haigh 2006-01-25 09:01:21 EST
Also, running iptables produces:

# iptables -L -n -v
ERROR: 0 not a valid target)
Comment 2 Thomas Woerner 2006-01-25 09:48:16 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 178526 ***

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