Iptables.service Listed As: Not-found Inactive Dead

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Hello fellow CentOS users,

on a freshly installed 7.2 machine and after reading

https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/System_Administrators_Guide/chap-Managing_Services_with_systemd.html

I try to enable iptables with following commands:

# cat /etc/CentOS-release CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core)

# rpm -qa | grep iptables iptables-1.4.21-16.el7.x86_64

# sudo systemctl list-units –type service –all | grep iptables
● iptables.service not-found inactive dead iptables.service

# sudo systemctl enable iptables.service Failed to execute operation: No such file or directory

What missing file is meant here please?

Thank you Alex

3 thoughts on - Iptables.service Listed As: Not-found Inactive Dead

  • ​you need iptables-services rpm (and disable/remove firewalld)​


    Marcelo

    “¿No será acaso que esta vida moderna está teniendo más de moderna que de vida?” (Mafalda)

  • Thank you, I have put my firewall rules into /etc/sysconfig/iptables:

    *filter
    :INPUT DROP [0:0]
    :FORWARD DROP [0:0]
    :OUTPUT ACCEPT [294:35064]
    -A INPUT -m state –state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
    -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT
    -A INPUT -p icmp -m icmp –icmp-type any -j ACCEPT
    -A INPUT -p tcp -m state –state NEW -m tcp -m multiport –dports
    25,80,443,8080 -j ACCEPT
    -A INPUT -p tcp -m state –state NEW -m tcp –dport 22 –tcp-flags FIN,SYN,RST,ACK SYN -m limit –limit 2/min –limit-burst 1 -j ACCEPT
    COMMIT
    Then issued the commands (there was no firewalld installed):

    # yum install iptables-services
    # systemctl enable iptables
    # systemctl start iptables

    And it seems to work well now

    Regards Alex

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