Bug#626424: Please implement a method to save and restore netfilter rules at boot
If I remember right such functions were removed from the iptables package for
various good reasons, for example to avoid that people lock themselves out.
Implementing something similar is pertty easy, add something like
pre-up iptables-restore < /etc/network/iptables.save || true
to the network config in your /etc/network/interfaces and at the point when you
have a well working iptables config use
iptables-save > /etc/network/iptables.save
I'd never recommend to let something save iptables rules automatically. Do it
manually when you;re sure that you have a working configuration.
Or even better, use ferm instead.
Bernd Zeimetz Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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