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authorJan Engelhardt <>2009-03-19 16:57:35 +0100
committerJan Engelhardt <>2009-03-19 16:57:35 +0100
commitfbb5639c02218acfd84c4f25f134efecb564fee1 (patch)
tree39b135a6d2937fcb8a732b68d901f6ea8132e2c2 /ip6tables-save.8
parent421157976351606bee0d2a33acee89178521f78a (diff)
iptables-save: module loading corrections
1. Ignore the absence of /proc/net/ip_tables_names, which happens when x_tables.ko is not loaded. This is equivalent to having x_tables.ko, but no tabe modules, loaded. As such, success should be returned. 2. Load table when explicitly requested by the -t option. Users might expect "*foo" etc. to be output when `iptables-save -t foo` is executed. So do autoload x_tables.ko and the table in this case. *. Do this for both iptables-save and ip6tables-save, and adjust the manpages for the new -M (modprobe program location) option that is introduced. Based upon a patch by Soren Hansen. Signed-off-by: Jan Engelhardt <>
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diff --git a/ip6tables-save.8 b/ip6tables-save.8
index c8b3e96a..47eb44ad 100644
--- a/ip6tables-save.8
+++ b/ip6tables-save.8
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@
ip6tables-save \- Save IPv6 Tables
-.BR "ip6tables-save " "[-c] [-t table]"
+.BR "ip6tables-save " "[-M modprobe] [-c] [-t table]"
@@ -29,6 +29,10 @@ ip6tables-save \- Save IPv6 Tables
is used to dump the contents of an IPv6 Table in easily parseable format
to STDOUT. Use I/O-redirection provided by your shell to write to a file.
+\fB\-M\fP \fImodprobe_program\fP
+Specify the path to the modprobe program. By default, iptables-save will
+inspect /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe to determine the executable's path.
\fB\-c\fR, \fB\-\-counters\fR
include the current values of all packet and byte counters in the output