[Bug 580] iptables-restore and iptables-save lack comparison of a saved ruleset against the currently deployed rules

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Mon Jun 24 23:34:52 CEST 2013


--- Comment #7 from Phil Oester <netfilter at linuxace.com> 2013-06-24 23:34:51 CEST ---
> would you be thrilled if all the rules were in random order too?

This comparison is a bit far fetched, given that ordering of rules is so
important (accept before drop, etc).  The order in which tables are output in
iptables-save is largely irrelevant, except for the corner case this user is
asking for.  Otherwise many other users would be clamoring for it.

> Because anything users have to construct above it
> is going to be more error-prone

Right, like the Nagios monitoring script this user is creating...

But we'll leave this 4 year old request opened.  Perhaps someone will get
around to it someday.

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