In this post we will learn about how to save iptables permanently on Ubuntu. We will use the package called iptables-persistent.
Step 1 – Update repositories.
Step 2 – Install iptables-persistent
Step 3 – The below given screen is for selecting IPv4.
Step 4 – The below given screen is for selecting IPv6(if you do not want to install for IPv6,select no).
Step 5 – Make static IP Address. Open network config file with this command nano /etc/network/interfaces and change the current content for eth0 with this:
iface eth0 inet static
Step 6 – Add iptables rules permanent – open network config file nano /etc/network/interfaces add the following line of the end. This is for ip version 4 if you want you can add ip version 6
Step 7 – If you want to block ip address, you can execute the following command.
Step 8 – If you want to block ip address range, you can execute the following command.
Step 9 – If you want to block ip address range but you want to allow access of one ip address from this range, you can execute the following commands.
Step 10 – Save iptables
Step 11 – Show iptables
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination
1 ACCEPT all — 192.168.1.15 0.0.0.0/0
2 DROP all — 192.168.0.0/16 0.0.0.0/0
3 DROP all — 192.168.0.0/16 0.0.0.0/0
4 DROP all — 192.168.1.111 0.0.0.0/0
Step 12 – Delete ip address from iptables. You must see number of ip address. For example I will remove 192.168.1.111
Step 13 – Save iptables agein.