Oracle Linux: What causes IPTABLES to load everytime after a reboot even when it's completely turned OFF (Doc ID 2039667.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 16, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 to Oracle Linux 6.6 [Release OL5 to OL6U6]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

Even though iptables is turned OFF using 'chkconfig --level 345 iptables off', 'service iptables status' still displays some iptables rules after every reboot.

Cause

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