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Persistent iptables

Out of the box, any changes you make to your iptables on Linux will be discarded on reboot. That might not always be desirable. There’s a package sitting in the repos for Ubuntu that allows your changes to persist.

sudo apt install iptables-persistent

On install it offers the option to save the current iptables configuration. The config gets saved in /etc/iptables/rules.v4 (and rules.v6 for ipv6).

You can save any further rule changes using iptables-save, which spits out the entire ruleset on stdout. A quick way to save your rule changes forever:

iptables-save > /etc/iptables/rules.v4

(copied from my old site)

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