Bug 22306 - iptables broken
Summary: iptables broken
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: iptables
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-12-14 17:12 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-14 17:12:56 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2000-12-14 17:12:54 UTC
Platform: RH 7.0 ISO (Server Install) on ASUS P5-99VM (P233MMX, 128Mb, 20gb HD)

Running  'iptables'  with any options returns this error message:

    can't initialize iptables table `filter': iptables who? (do you need to insmod?)
         Perhaps iptables or your kernel needs to be upgraded.

Can't find info anywhere on net.  Searched for hours.

How can i fix this quickly?

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-12-14 17:28:15 UTC
iptables is provided for compatibility with the (future) 2.4.x kernels.
kernel 2.2.x does not support iptables, that's why it's complaining.

Use ipchains for 2.2.x kernels.

Comment 2 Avi Alkalay 2001-03-04 14:30:32 UTC
RH7.0 comes with iptables support, but the module loading is not automatic
(don't know why).
You have to 'modprobe iptables' to make it work.

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