Unable to start iptables service as its failing with error.

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  • Unable to start IPtables services, its failing with below error;
~]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/iptables start
iptables: Applying firewall rules: FATAL: Module off not found.
iptables-restore v1.4.7: iptables-restore: unable to initialize table 'filter'

Error occurred at line: 2
Try `iptables-restore -h' or 'iptables-restore --help' for more information.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7,6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • iptables

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