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September 12th, 2011, 08:03 PM

I am trying to install arptables on a SheevaPlug (A plug computer) with Jaunty (9.04) on it. I installed the package successfully, but when I run it I get:

arptables v0.0.3.3: can't initialize arptables table `filter': arptables who? (do you need to insmod?)
Perhaps arptables or your kernel needs to be upgraded.

Then I tried to add arptables to the kernel, but I couldn't find such module anywhere. The kernel is

Before advising me to upgrade to Natty, I can't. SheevaPlug is not compatible with anything higher than 9.04.

Thanks in advance,

September 12th, 2011, 08:40 PM
Verify that you are running the command as root

sudo arptables -A ...
If that does not work you can try building the package from source sometimes arptables-filter.ko gets left out when installing from the repos.

Use the packages from hardy to build from source (Lucid will likely fail without a kernel update)


EDIT : Now that I see you are using the same version that ships in Lucid repos, you may consider building from source on version 0.3.0 if running the command as root fails.