iptables issue with xen perfect setup - debian

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by alexnz, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. alexnz

    alexnz New Member

    hi falko

    im currently having an issue with getting iptables to work under the xen kernel AND 2.6.18.3 kernel

    ive gone through 2 formats and im still having this issue, i have followed your debian perfect setup AND xen perfect guides to the letter - twice - and im having an issue:

    Code:
    mail:/boot# iptables -L
    iptables v1.2.11: can't initialize iptables table `filter': Table does not exist (do you need to insmod?)
    Perhaps iptables or your kernel needs to be upgraded.
    

    IM still have the same issue as above, ive been reading like CRAZY over the last few days and im all out of steam, i would really like to get XEN working with the ability of iptables and so forth, im out of ideas, please help!

    the WIERD THING is that under 2.4.27 kernel iptables WORKS fine, i cant seem to find the problem!!!

    this time, the third time, ive decieded to compile the lastest kernel 2.6.18.3 using this guide - and also applying iptables with it

    http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21

    now when i do the "make menuconfig" i am enabling these options as laid out by the xen perfect setup:

    Code:
    File systems --> [*] Quota support
    <M> Old quota format support
    <M> Quota format v2 support
    
    Networking ---> Networking options ---> [*] Network packet filtering (replaces ipchains) ---> Core Netfilter Configuration ---> <M> Netfilter Xtables support (required for ip_tables)
    
    Networking ---> Networking options ---> [*] Network packet filtering (replaces ipchains) ---> IP: Netfilter Configuration ---> <M> IP tables support (required for filtering/masq/NAT)
    
    to show that, here is my config-2.6.8.13 file - which looks okay to me:

    Code:
     
    #
    # Networking
    #
    CONFIG_NET=y
    
    #
    # Networking options
    #
    # CONFIG_NETDEBUG is not set
    CONFIG_PACKET=m
    CONFIG_PACKET_MMAP=y
    CONFIG_UNIX=m
    CONFIG_XFRM=y
    CONFIG_XFRM_USER=m
    CONFIG_NET_KEY=m
    CONFIG_INET=y
    CONFIG_IP_MULTICAST=y
    CONFIG_IP_ADVANCED_ROUTER=y
    CONFIG_ASK_IP_FIB_HASH=y
    # CONFIG_IP_FIB_TRIE is not set
    CONFIG_IP_FIB_HASH=y
    CONFIG_IP_MULTIPLE_TABLES=y
    CONFIG_IP_ROUTE_FWMARK=y
    CONFIG_IP_ROUTE_MULTIPATH=y
    # CONFIG_IP_ROUTE_MULTIPATH_CACHED is not set
    CONFIG_IP_ROUTE_VERBOSE=y
    # CONFIG_IP_PNP is not set
    CONFIG_NET_IPIP=m
    CONFIG_NET_IPGRE=m
    CONFIG_NET_IPGRE_BROADCAST=y
    CONFIG_IP_MROUTE=y
    CONFIG_IP_PIMSM_V1=y
    CONFIG_IP_PIMSM_V2=y
    # CONFIG_ARPD is not set
    CONFIG_SYN_COOKIES=y
    CONFIG_INET_AH=m
    CONFIG_INET_ESP=m
    CONFIG_INET_IPCOMP=m
    CONFIG_INET_XFRM_TUNNEL=m
    CONFIG_INET_TUNNEL=m
    CONFIG_INET_XFRM_MODE_TRANSPORT=y
    CONFIG_INET_XFRM_MODE_TUNNEL=y
    CONFIG_INET_DIAG=y
    CONFIG_INET_TCP_DIAG=y
    # CONFIG_TCP_CONG_ADVANCED is not set
    CONFIG_TCP_CONG_BIC=y
    
    #
    # IP: Netfilter Configuration
    #
    CONFIG_IP_NF_CONNTRACK=m
    CONFIG_IP_NF_FTP=m
    CONFIG_IP_NF_IRC=m
    CONFIG_IP_NF_TFTP=m
    CONFIG_IP_NF_AMANDA=m
    CONFIG_IP_NF_QUEUE=m
    CONFIG_IP_NF_IPTABLES=m
    
    I then compile and mount the kernel without any issues, and then when i try iptables -L i get the same error!!! arggghhh

    here is some other configs for diagnoses


    lsmod shows her loaded:

    Code:
    
    mail:/boot# lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    ip_tables              11608  -
    x_tables               13120  -
    ipv6                  222720  -
    ehci_hcd               26244  -
    usbcore               115076  -
    8139cp                 20828  -
    shpchp                 35128  -
    pci_hotplug            13764  -
    via_agp                 9532  -
    8139too                24252  -
    mii                     5180  -
    crc32                   4124  -
    parport_pc             32324  -
    parport                33160  -
    agpgart                32204  -
    quota_v1                2908  -
    .....
    ....
    ....
    
    
    ive noticed that i have alot of iptables related stuff here:

    locate iptables | less

    Code:
    /lib/iptables
    /lib/iptables/libip6t_ah.so
    /lib/iptables/libip6t_condition.so
    /lib/iptables/libip6t_dst.so
    /lib/iptables/libip6t_esp.so
    /lib/iptables/libip6t_eui64.so
    /lib/iptables/libip6t_frag.so
    /lib/iptables/libip6t_fuzzy.so
    /lib/iptables/libip6t_hbh.so
    /lib/iptables/libip6t_hl.so
    /lib/iptables/libip6t_HL.so
    /lib/iptables/libip6t_icmpv6.so
    /lib/iptables/libip6t_ipv6header.so
    /lib/iptables/libip6t_length.so
    /lib/iptables/libip6t_limit.so
    ....
    ......
    .......
    
    AND i have the modules in here aswell

    Code:
    
    mail:/lib/modules/2.6.18.3/kernel/net/ipv4/netfilter# ls
    ip_conntrack_amanda.ko  ip_conntrack_irc.ko  ip_conntrack_tftp.ko  ip_tables.ko ip_conntrack_ftp.ko     ip_conntrack.ko      ip_queue.ko
    
    

    might as well post this stuff:

    /etc/fstab

    Code:
    
    
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
    /dev/hda1       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro,usrquota,grpquota 0
    /dev/hda5       none            swap    sw              0       0
    /dev/hdd        /media/cdrom0   iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0
    
    

    oh and this could help:

    /boot/grub/menu.lst

    Code:
    
    
    title           Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18.3
    root            (hd0,0)
    kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18.3 root=/dev/hda1 ro
    initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18.3
    savedefault
    boot
    
    title           Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18.3 (recovery mode)
    root            (hd0,0)
    kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18.3 root=/dev/hda1 ro single
    initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18.3
    savedefault
    boot
    
    title           Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.4.27-2-386
    root            (hd0,0)
    kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.27-2-386 root=/dev/hda1 ro
    initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.4.27-2-386
    savedefault
    boot
    
    title           Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.4.27-2-386 (recovery mode)
    root            (hd0,0)
    kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.27-2-386 root=/dev/hda1 ro single
    initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.4.27-2-386
    savedefault
    boot
    



    ummmmm if ive missed anything let me know


    THANKS!!!!!!!
     
  2. alexnz

    alexnz New Member

    oh i compiled xen from the sources,
     
  3. alexnz

    alexnz New Member

    -bump-

    4th format - followed the xen perfect setup to the letter, and still getting the same iptables problem.....


    anyone have any ideas?
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    If you compile Xen from the sources, Xen downloads the kernel sources it needs, so downloading the 2.6.18.3 kernel is wrong. All you have to do is follow the instructions of the Xen tutorial. Please don't compile another kernel yourself.
     

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