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       iptables-apply - a safer way to update iptables remotely


       iptables-apply [-hV] [-t timeout] ruleset-file


       iptables-apply   will  try  to  apply  a  new  ruleset  (as  output  by
       iptables-save/read by iptables-restore) to iptables,  then  prompt  the
       user  whether the changes are okay. If the new ruleset cut the existing
       connection, the user will not be able to answer affirmatively. In  this
       case,  the  script rolls back to the previous ruleset after the timeout
       expired. The timeout can be set with -t.

       When   called    as    ip6tables-apply,    the    script    will    use
       ip6tables-save/-restore instead.


       -t seconds, --timeout seconds
              Sets  the  timeout  after which the script will roll back to the
              previous ruleset.

       -h, --help
              Display usage information.

       -V, --version
              Display version information.


       iptables-restore(8), iptables-save(8), iptables(8).


       iptables-apply is copyright by Martin F. Krafft.

       This manual page was written by Martin F. Krafft <>

       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify  this  document
       under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0.

                                  2006-06-04                 iptables-apply(8)