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Loading additional iptables modules under CentOS 4.x

If you need a recurrent iptables modules to be loaded (let's say the conntracking modules for FTP connections) you can either : - issue "modprobe ip_conntrack_ftp" at the CLI everytime you need it - add "modprobe ip_conntrack_ftp" under rc.local - edit /etc/init.d/iptables and add "modprobe ip_conntrack" under the "start" argument


  • the proper way : edit /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config


Anytime you'll start or restart iptables, the modules will be loaded :

<code>[root@localhost](1035)# service iptables condrestart
Flushing firewall rules:                                   [  OK  ]
Setting chains to policy ACCEPT: nat filter                [  OK  ]
Unloading iptables modules:                                [  OK  ]
Applying iptables firewall rules:                          [  OK  ]
Loading additional iptables modules: ip_conntrack_ftp      [  OK  ]</code>