Setting Iprange Module On Oracle Exalytics Server Iptables (Firewall) Fails With Errors: "iptables-restore: line 432 failed" Or "iptables: Unknown error 18446744073709551615" (Doc ID 1595884.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.8 to Oracle Linux 5.8 [Release OL5U8]
Oracle Exalytics Software - Version 1.0.0.0.0 to 1.0.0.3.0 [Release 1.0]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

When trying to modify the /etc/sysconfig/iptables on an Oracle Exalytics server, to specify firewall rules that allow the the use of the iprange module, it fails with errors.

In one instance, the error was:

  

 

Changes

 Modified the /etc/sysconfig/iptables to set firewall rules that allow the use of the iprange module.

Cause

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