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I got a new VPS with a new company and all that.

Anyway when I try to edit /etc/sysconfig/iptables the file is empty!

What should I do? I want to import my old iptable settings to open some ports...

I am running centOS 6...I will be going from 5.7

Also my old server was a dedicated server if that makes any difference.

Any ideas?

I installed CentOS 5.6 and iptables didn't even exist...the config did but not the file I created it and it seems to be working fine when I do iptables -L

but I try to do a restart so they'll take affect and I get this error

Flushing firewall rules: [ OK ] Setting chains to policy ACCEPT: security raw nat mangle fi[FAILED] Unloading iptables modules: [ OK ] Applying iptables firewall rules: [ OK ]

Has anyone else ever had this issue, how should I go about fixing it?

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You can use:

iptables-save > rules.txt

to dump the rules to a text file.

Then, you can use:

iptables-restore rules.txt

to activate these rules.

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Ok I did that but when I try restarting iptables I get this iptables: Setting chains to policy ACCEPT: security raw nat[FAILED]filter – Josip Gòdly Zirdum Feb 18 '12 at 12:15
How did you restart iptables? Did you overwrite the empty file /etc/sysconfig/iptables? – Khaled Feb 18 '12 at 12:17
service iptables restart is what I did. But it seems "iptables-restore rules.txt" did nothing. Should I just copy paste them in... One thing I did notice is the iptables file doesn't even exist, it wants to make one. – Josip Gòdly Zirdum Feb 18 '12 at 12:20
@JosipGòdlyZirdum: Yes, you need to create one and fill it with your rules. Then, service iptables restart. – Khaled Feb 18 '12 at 12:38
I did it and it seems ok but when I try restarting it I get this "Setting chains to policy ACCEPT: security raw nat mangle fi[FAILED]" – Josip Gòdly Zirdum Feb 18 '12 at 14:16

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