I set rules in iptables a few months back and used iptables-persistent to make the rules persist through reboot. I just updated my rules and am trying to make them persist but nothing is working they keep resetting to the earlier version. I have tried:
Creating a cronjob that runs on reboot AND every minute,
#!/bin/bash iptables-restore -c < /home/amart219/iptables.backup
I have saved to the file that supposedly is default location of the rules and reconfigured iptables-persistent
iptables-save > /etc/iptables/rules.v4 dpkg-reconfigure iptables-persistent
I have placed a script in /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/ directory that says the following:
#!/bin/bash /sbin/iptables-restore < /home/amart219/iptables.backup /sbin/ip6tables-restore < /home/amart219/iptables.backup
None of these changes make any difference. My understanding is that dpkg-reconfigure iptables-persistent is the correct method however nothing I try works. I am afraid that some time in the past I might have attempted to make them persistent in some other way that worked prior to installing iptables-persistent but if so I have no idea how I might have done that. I ran: tail -500 /var/log/syslog right after reboot to see if the system loaded anything but I see nothing but the usual boot data. This server has no cron jobs aside from the one that I created trying to restore the iptables setting. I don't know if that is the problem or not, but if it was I don't know how to locate where it might be running from to change it.
If I manually run the script I set up in cron to restore iptables settings, it works just fine but does not persist through reboot. The cronjob is set up properly, on a separate server I have 40+ cronjobs, I am familiar with the process.
Any suggestions? I am not picky on the method I just need it to work.