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I've just installed xtables-*, compiled the geoip database, but when I try to use an iptables command it always gives back the following error:

Command:

iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -m geoip --src-cc 'DE' -j DROP

Error:

Could not open /usr/share/xt_geoip/LE/DE.iv0: No such file or directory

iptables v1.4.8: Could not read geoip database

The problem is, that the support scripts create the geoip database, but they all end as iv4 and iv6, not iv0. When I rename the DE.iv4 file to DE.iv0, the error becomes:

iptables: No chain/target/match by that name.

How can I breathe life into the system?

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Debian administration explain in the last part how create the countries files. I didn't test.

OOpps, sorry I didn't see that this question is very old.

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I have followed step by step in this tutorial, everything is describe, how to install and use iptables with geoip to block countries. http://terminal28.com/how-to-block-countries-using-iptables-debian/

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Please don't just post links here: include the relevant information so that it isn't necessary for people to have to click through... –  jasonwryan Oct 4 '13 at 23:26

Do no use 'DE' .. just write DE,CA,UK, like this, without quotes

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You might want to provide an exact working command line. –  Karlson Mar 5 '12 at 16:29
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I don't think quotes make differences , 'DE' is same as DE here under bourne shell –  warl0ck Jun 3 '12 at 7:14

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