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cdist-type__iptables_rule - Deploy iptable rulesets

This cdist type allows you to manage iptable rules in a distribution independent manner.

The rule to apply. Essentially an iptables command line without iptables in front of it.

'present' or 'absent', defaults to 'present'

# Deploy some policies
__iptables_rule policy-in  --rule "-P INPUT DROP"
__iptables_rule policy-out  --rule "-P OUTPUT ACCEPT"
__iptables_rule policy-fwd  --rule "-P FORWARD DROP"
# The usual established rule
__iptables_rule established  --rule "-A INPUT -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT"
# Some service rules
__iptables_rule http  --rule "-A INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT"
__iptables_rule ssh   --rule "-A INPUT -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT"
__iptables_rule https --rule "-A INPUT -p tcp --dport 443 -j ACCEPT"
# Ensure some rules are not present anymore
__iptables_rule munin --rule "-A INPUT -p tcp --dport 4949 -j ACCEPT" \

--state absent

cdist-type__iptables_apply(7), iptables(8)

Nico Schottelius <>

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February 16, 2019 4.10.6