cannot install iptables on centos

June 17, 2019 161 views
Firewall CentOS

[root@grants-vps ~]# sudo yum install iptables-services -y
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Setting up Install Process
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile

  • base:
  • extras:
  • updates: No package iptables-services available. Error: Nothing to do

this is the error message, almost everything i try to install gives me this error.

Can someone please tell me why?

1 Answer


Have you tried to install EPEL repository? You can do that using the following commands:

yum -y update
yum -y install epel-release
yum repolist

then run as root:

yum install iptables-services -y

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