Make sure you have no spaces in there too. If you post what's actually there, that might be of more use as well.Probably a stupid question. I wrote a lenghty ipchains script and got two errors. One says that I have weird characters in the loopback interface (no aliases :, ! , or *)
How did you end it? Once again, if you post what's there, that would be of some help.and the other error says unexpected end of file (indicates the actual last line).
A buddy of mine wrote a basic ipchains script/template that you might have a look at to compare for possible errors: