+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #242457 +++
Description of problem:
ip6tables and iptables init scripts contain several bugs. Both of them wrongly
return error codes and also call of status code is not correct. For example
if lsmod 2>/dev/null | grep -q ipchains ; then
echo -n $"ipchains and $IPTABLES can not be used together."; warning; echo
should not return exit code 0. Also status shoud be run always (irrespectible
whether the service could be successfully started).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
When fixing this bug, please obbey our init script guidelines and be sure that
status command is run correctly.
Our guidelines are on following two pages:
For an example of the script that returns the error codes correctly and always
runs status see:
This bug is tracked by 237789.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Engineering for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.
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However, Red Hat will further review this request for potential inclusion
in future major releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.