iptables-xml [-c] [-v]
iptables-xml is used to convert the output of iptables-save into an
easily manipulatable XML format to STDOUT. Use I/O-redirection pro-
vided by your shell to write to a file.
combine consecutive rules with the same matches but different
targets. iptables does not currently support more than one tar-
get per match, so this simulates that by collecting the targets
from consecutive iptables rules into one action tag, but only
when the rule matches are identical. Terminating actions like
RETURN, DROP, ACCEPT and QUEUE are not combined with subsequent
Output xml comments containing the iptables line from which the
XML is derived
iptables-xml does a mechanistic conversion to a very expressive xml
format; the only semantic considerations are for -g and -j targets in
order to discriminate between <call> <goto> and <nane-of-target> as it
helps xml processing scripts if they can tell the difference between a
target like SNAT and another chain.
Some sample output is:
<chain name="PREROUTING" policy="ACCEPT" packet-count="63436" byte-
Sam Liddicott <firstname.lastname@example.org>
iptables-save(8), iptables-restore(8), iptables(8)
iptables 1.4.21 IPTABLES-XML(1)
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