IPTABLES-RESTORE(8)                           IPTABLES-RESTORE(8)

     NAME
          iptables-restore - Restore IP Tables

          ip6tables-restore - Restore IPv6 Tables

     SYNOPSIS
          iptables-restore [-chntvV] [-w secs] [-W usecs] [-M
          modprobe] [-T name] [file]

          ip6tables-restore [-chntvV] [-w secs] [-W usecs] [-M
          modprobe] [-T name] [file]

     DESCRIPTION
          iptables-restore and ip6tables-restore are used to restore
          IP and IPv6 Tables from data specified on STDIN or in file.
          Use I/O redirection provided by your shell to read from a
          file or specify file as an argument.

          -c, --counters
               restore the values of all packet and byte counters

          -h, --help
               Print a short option summary.

          -n, --noflush
               don't flush the previous contents of the table. If not
               specified, both commands flush (delete) all previous
               contents of the respective table.

          -t, --test
               Only parse and construct the ruleset, but do not commit
               it.

          -v, --verbose
               Print additional debug info during ruleset processing.

          -V, --version
               Print the program version number.

          -w, --wait [seconds]
               Wait for the xtables lock.  To prevent multiple
               instances of the program from running concurrently, an
               attempt will be made to obtain an exclusive lock at
               launch.  By default, the program will exit if the lock
               cannot be obtained.  This option will make the program
               wait (indefinitely or for optional seconds) until the
               exclusive lock can be obtained.

          -W, --wait-interval microseconds
               Interval to wait per each iteration.  When running

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               latency sensitive applications, waiting for the xtables
               lock for extended durations may not be acceptable. This
               option will make each iteration take the amount of time
               specified. The default interval is 1 second. This
               option only works with -w.

          -M, --modprobe modprobe_program
               Specify the path to the modprobe program. By default,
               iptables-restore will inspect /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe
               to determine the executable's path.

          -T, --table name
               Restore only the named table even if the input stream
               contains other ones.

     BUGS
          None known as of iptables-1.2.1 release

     AUTHORS
          Harald Welte <laforge@gnumonks.org> wrote iptables-restore
          based on code from Rusty Russell.
          Andras Kis-Szabo <kisza@sch.bme.hu> contributed ip6tables-
          restore.

     SEE ALSO
          iptables-apply(8),iptables-save(8), iptables(8)

          The iptables-HOWTO, which details more iptables usage, the
          NAT-HOWTO, which details NAT, and the netfilter-hacking-
          HOWTO which details the internals.

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