No chain/target/match by that name

Steve Turnbull steve.turnbull at
Sun Sep 5 17:55:42 CEST 2004

Jason Opperisano wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-09-05 at 10:31, Steve Turnbull wrote:
>>Our web server is configured;
>>Debian (Woody) (No X installed)
>>Kernel 2.4.23 - configured with iptables in mind
>>iptables v1.2.6a
>>When we start the firewall script, we get this message;
>>'No chain/target/match by that name'
> start your fw script with the following:
>         bash -x <script>
> and it will show you the parsing of every line and you will be able to
> see which line causes the error.
> if i had to take a stab in the dark--i'd guess it's "-m state" rule;
> which would mean you built your kernel without connection tracking
> support--which would explain the other behavior as well...
> the connection tracking option is "CONFIG_IP_NF_CONNTRACK" in your
> kernel config.  i *highly* recommend including it unless you have a very
> compelling reason not to.
> -j
Also, using bash -x did show that the script falls over at the '-m 
state' rule...


Steve Turnbull
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