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What is the easy way to update IPTABLES?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Secmas, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Secmas

    Secmas Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    is there a way to update IPTABLES with WHM?

    Regards,
    Sergio
     
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    The "iptables" functionality is installed with the Operating System; any updates would usually only come from the Linux distribution that is used, such as RHEL or CentOS.

    If not referring to an OS software update, are you referring to just the rule set or configuration of iptables?
     
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    Thank you Don for replying.

    What I intend to do is to upgrade IPTABLES to the latest version, I am using REDHAT Enterprise 5.2 i686 standard.

    It seems there is a bug in older IPTABLES:

    That is why I want to update my server to the latest IPTABLE version.

    Can you tell me how to do it?

    Thanks.

    (By the way HAPPY NEW YEAR!!)
     
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    Thank you for the additional information; I believe the following is the source of the quoted update announcement from Red Hat:
    https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2009-1539.html

    The following will work to ensure the system has the latest iptables package installed:
    Code:
    # /scripts/ensurerpm iptables
    Here are alternatives, varying depending on the OS software package manager:

    For YUM:
    Code:
    # yum update iptables
    For up2date:
    Code:
    # up2date -u iptables
     
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    Thanks a lot Don.

    I have done a YUM UPDATE just to update everything on the server and that does the trick, it updated IPTABLES along with another files.
     
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