firehol-iptables - include custom iptables commands
ip6tables helper commands pass all of their arguments to the real iptables(8) or ip6tables(8) at the appropriate point during run-time.
When used in an
router, the result will not have a direct relationship to the enclosing definition as the parameters passed are only those you supply.
You should not use
/sbin/ip6tables directly in a FireHOL configuration as they will run before FireHOL activates its firewall. This means that the commands are applied to the previously running firewall, not the new firewall, and will be lost when the new firewall is activated.
ip6tables helpers are provided to allow you to hook in commands safely.