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I have these iptables rules

# Generated by iptables-save v1.4.10 on Thu Oct  6 17:16:01 2011
*filter
:INPUT ACCEPT [22517:2222881]
:FORWARD ACCEPT [2:176]
:OUTPUT ACCEPT [16961:69145734]
COMMIT
# Completed on Thu Oct  6 17:16:01 2011
# Generated by iptables-save v1.4.10 on Thu Oct  6 17:16:01 2011
*nat
:PREROUTING ACCEPT [29:3325]
:INPUT ACCEPT [18:2668]
:OUTPUT ACCEPT [0:0]
:POSTROUTING ACCEPT [0:0]
-A POSTROUTING -s 192.168.245.0/24 -j MASQUERADE 
COMMIT
# Completed on Thu Oct  6 17:16:01 2011

They are generated from iptables-save.

I would like to have these rules as iptables commands that I can launch in a script instead.

How do I "convert" these rules to iptables commands?

  • What is your final goal? – quanta Oct 20 '11 at 11:14
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You do know that you can apply the ruleset by iptables-restore < yourrules.conf?
add the -c option to restore all counters.

You can export the rules with iptables-xml

I found this script and it seems to do the job.

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