iptables-save(8) dump iptables rules to stdout


iptables-save [-M modprobe] [-c] [-t table]

ip6tables-save [-M modprobe] [-c] [-t table]


iptables-save and ip6tables-save are used to dump the contents of IP or IPv6 Table in easily parseable format to STDOUT. Use I/O-redirection provided by your shell to write to a file.

-M, --modprobe modprobe_program
Specify the path to the modprobe program. By default, iptables-save will inspect /proc/sys/kernel/modprobe to determine the executable's path.
-c, --counters
include the current values of all packet and byte counters in the output
-t, --table tablename
restrict output to only one table. If not specified, output includes all available tables.


None known as of iptables-1.2.1 release


Harald Welte <[email protected]>
Rusty Russell <[email protected]>
Andras Kis-Szabo <[email protected]> contributed ip6tables-save.