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I'm having trouble setting up a VPN on my VPS that's running Ubuntu 11.04. I'm been following this guide http://tipupdate.com/how-to-install-openvpn-on-ubuntu-vps/

I'm able to start the VPN, but the command it tell's me to do after I start the VPN doesn't work for me. I've tried it about 5 different way's and i'll show you what i get now.

:~# iptables -A FORWARD -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
iptables: No chain/target/match by that name.

:~# iptables -A FORWARD state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
Bad argument `state'
Try `iptables -h' or 'iptables --help' for more information.

I just can't get that to work and the VPN doesn't seem to be workign with out it.

Can someone help me fix this?

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Your FORWARD chain is missing, you can create it with:

sudo iptables -N FORWARD

Consider using iptables-save and iptables-restore (or iptables-apply for remote machines) for saving/applying rules.

If you still have issues, contact your VPS provider for more help.

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