Article ID: 5228, created on Apr 28, 2008, last review on Aug 12, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Linux


The node runs 2.6.18-x kernel, older than 2.6.18-028stab053.10.
The NAT module does not work in the container, and you get a "can't initialize iptables table 'nat'" error:

# iptables  -t nat  -L -n
iptables v1.2.11: can't initialize iptables table `nat': Table does not exist (do you need to insmod?) Perhaps iptables or your kernel needs to be upgraded.


Upgrade your kernel to the latest version (see

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