I read your comment, and think the script would work great. However, and forgive me if I'm wrong, but I think it would be best to leave the howto as is... with your addition left as a comment (which will be seen).
The reason being, I've attempted to present iptables the 'Debian' way. Though having an init script such as yours would be awesome, and ease administration... its still a custom script. I think understanding how the Debian init script functions, save/reloads rules, etc is important to know... and then, after that, finding what works for you with customization.
I did add a "Reader Additions" section, with a breif discription of your comment... as well as a link to it.
Thank you for you for adding that, I think alot of people will find that useful.
Last edited by themachine; 29th October 2005 at 22:41.