'cannot locate module ip_tables': iptables 1.2.6a; debian unstable; custom kernel 2.4.18;
I have been lurking on this & the laptop lists awhile in preparation of
installing debian over my red hat partition, which I did last weekend.
It's debian 'unstable' and kernel 2.4.18 custom-compiled with help at an installfest to get X running on my Sony PKG-FX370K laptop.
What I am trying to do is set up a very simple firewall using iptables.
Eventually I will need a script that will drop all requests, on all
protocols, unless it is in response to a request by me. I'm having a
more fundamental problem than that, though, and I'm not really sure how
to describe it. I think this is significant:
# iptables --list
modprobe: can't locate module ip_tables
iptables v1.2.6a: can't initialize iptables table 'filter': iptables who? (do you need insmod?) Perhaps iptables or your kernel needs to be upgraded.
# insmod iptables
insmod: iptables: no module by that name found
using the ncurses
# make menuconfig
from the kernel source directory,
Networking Options ->
[*] Network packet filtering (replaces ipchains)
is checked. That's the one that looks like the one I want. and it
doesn't allow module installation, as far as I can tell, making the
above error messages incomprehensible to me.
I may very well be missing something standard; it was a very minimal
http install after booting from 2.2r6 i386 binary-1 CD
A shove in the right direction would be much appreciated.
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