How To Install ip6tables-restore on Debian 11

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install ip6tables-restore on Debian 11. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update ip6tables-restore.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install iptables

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is ip6tables-restore and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Debian 11. This guide was written specifically with a server running Debian 11 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install ip6tables-restore on Debian 11. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install ip6tables-restore using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install ip6tables-restore using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install iptables

Install ip6tables-restore using apt

Because ip6tables-restore is available in Debian 11’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install ip6tables-restore using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install iptables

Install ip6tables-restore using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian 11. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install ip6tables-restore by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install iptables

How to upgrade (update) a single package ip6tables-restore using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the ip6tables-restore, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install iptables

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall ip6tables-restore from Debian 11

To uninstall only the ip6tables-restore package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove iptables

Uninstall ip6tables-restore and all its dependencies

To uninstall ip6tables-restore and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 11, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove iptables

Remove ip6tables-restore with all configurations and data

To remove ip6tables-restore configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge iptables

Remove ip6tables-restore completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to ip6tables-restore package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge iptables

Extra info and code examples

iptables is the userspace command line program used to configure the Linux packet filtering ruleset. It is targeted towards system administrators. Since Network Address Translation is also configured from the packet filter ruleset, iptables is used for this, too. The iptables package also includes ip6tables. ip6tables is used for configuring the IPv6 packet filter

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install ip6tables-restore using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the ip6tables-restore from Debian 11.

See also:

How To Install ip6tables-restore on Kali Linux

How To Install ip6tables-restore on Debian 11

How To Install ip6tables-restore on Fedora 34

How To Install ip6tables-restore on CentOS 8

How To Install ip6tables-restore on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install ip6tables-restore on Ubuntu 21.04

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