Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 178917
iptables won't start. errors with Too many levels of symbolic links
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:22 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):
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
Also, running iptables produces:
# iptables -L -n -v
ERROR: 0 not a valid target)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 178526 ***