Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 285231
Fedora iptables tool enhancement
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:15 EST
Description of problem:
Please name Fedora iptables tool, used to configure netfilter via iptables
(proper) something other than "iptables", as this is source of great confusion
with the proper iptables tool.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Any
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
To each one its own.
Additional info: I am not even sure against which component I opened this RFE. I
am pretty sure it is the wrong one, though :D
I am sorry, but I do not understand this. Can you please explain, what you are
Sure, I am referring to service /etc/init.d/iptables. That is cause for much
misunderstanding, especially for new users. They mistake this service for the
iptables tool and have difficulty grasping the concept that /etc/init.d/iptables
and iptables are not the same thing and that the former is a Fedora tool to ease
use of the iptables tool which is used to configure netfilter on Linux. So, just
changing /etc/init.d/iptables to, say, /etc/init.d/iptables_config or
/etc/init.d/cfgiptables or something like that would help to differentiate, thus
making things less confusing.
The name of the service matches the package name. I am sorry, but in my opinion
this is reasonable and expected.
Closing as "NOT A BUG".