Remove specific entries from iptables

iptables -L INPUT --line-numbers
Then you can remove the specific entry: iptables -D INPUT 10 Just make sure these are set: IPTABLES_SAVE_ON_STOP="yes" IPTABLES_SAVE_ON_RESTART="yes" Else your changes won't stick when you restart iptables.
Sample Output
1    ACCEPT     all  --  anywhere             anywhere            /* 000 accept related established rules */ state RELATED,ESTABLISHED 
2    ACCEPT     icmp --  anywhere             anywhere            /* 020 accept all icmp */ 
3    ACCEPT     all  --  anywhere             anywhere            /* 030 accept all to lo interface */ 

2013-12-19 16:14:25

What Others Think

Lord no. Do not make those changes to IPTABLES_SAVE_ON_STOP="yes" IPTABLES_SAVE_ON_RESTART="yes". OP's tip is valuable for troubleshooting, but once you determine the culprit, then just use the built in save function manually, or edit your iptables init script. That way, if you fuck up a rule, you can reboot the box and all is well. You do not want to permanently get locked out of your box. That's fixable, but a PITA.
finegameofnil · 389 weeks and 4 days ago

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