SSH hank attempts… bad?

Stuart Jansen sjansen at
Wed Apr 12 10:30:59 MDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-04-12 at 10:27 -0600, Wade Preston Shearer wrote:
> > No, probably "service iptables stop". That will always flush all the
> > iptables and set every rule default to accept.
> Do you then need to start it?

Depends. If you modified /etc/sysconfig/iptables, then yes you need to
service iptables start.

If you used /sbin/iptables, you need to service iptables save after
you're happy with the config.

iptables stop doesn't unload any kernel modules, it merely flushes all
rules. iptables start loads rules from /etc/sysconfig/iptables. iptables
save writes the current active rules to /etc/sysconfig/iptables.

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