Bug 642268 - ip6tables-restore unable to initialize table 'filter'
Summary: ip6tables-restore unable to initialize table 'filter'
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: iptables
Version: 5.6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact: qe-baseos-daemons
Depends On:
Blocks: 638638
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-10-12 13:52 UTC by Alexander Todorov
Modified: 2014-10-01 17:51 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2014-06-03 12:48:56 UTC

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Boot screen screenshot (10.91 KB, image/png)
2011-12-12 18:18 UTC, David Kovalsky
no flags Details

Description Alexander Todorov 2010-10-12 13:52:07 UTC
Description of problem:
After fresh RHEL 5.6 install I get error when the system boots and starts the ip6tables service. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Perform an install of latest RHEL5.6
2. /etc/sysconfig/network contains NETWORKING_IPV6=no

3. Or service ip6tables start if it has been stopped.
Actual results:
When the system boots I get the message:

Applying ip6tables firewall rules: ip6tables-restore v1.3.5: ip6tables-restore: unable to initializetable 'filter'

Error occurred at line: 3
Try `ip6tables-restore -h' or 'ip6tables-restore --help' for more information.

Expected results:
No error. 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2010-10-19 10:30:14 UTC
The ip6tables init script does not have a check for ipv6. Therefore it is complaining because netfilter-v6 fails to initialize.

This is some kind of cosmetics, because there is no damage and ipv6 is not in use. If you disable ipv6 you can also disable the ip6tables service.

Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2011-05-31 15:24:54 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the
current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this
request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support
representative to propose this request, if appropriate and relevant,
in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Comment 5 David Kovalsky 2011-12-12 18:18:11 UTC
Created attachment 545852 [details]
Boot screen screenshot

Comment 6 RHEL Product and Program Management 2014-03-07 12:43:12 UTC
This bug/component is not included in scope for RHEL-5.11.0 which is the last RHEL5 minor release. This Bugzilla will soon be CLOSED as WONTFIX (at the end of RHEL5.11 development phase (Apr 22, 2014)). Please contact your account manager or support representative in case you need to escalate this bug.

Comment 7 RHEL Product and Program Management 2014-06-03 12:48:56 UTC
Thank you for submitting this request for inclusion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. We've carefully evaluated the request, but are unable to include it in RHEL5 stream. If the issue is critical for your business, please provide additional business justification through the appropriate support channels (https://access.redhat.com/site/support).

Comment 8 James LEE 2014-10-01 17:51:14 UTC
I think we can probably help you.
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