New to Backtrack, but not to *nix....

Situation:

This is a brand new Backtrack 5 R1 install. I don't really want to use 'ufw' firewall manager for my iptables. Iptables is clearly installed, but can't find a way to start/stop/restart specifically the IPTABLES service.

/etc/init.d/iptables (non-existent), can't service iptables restart either....none of that stuff works....

Also where would the IPTABLES rules file reside in this distribution?

Couldn't find anything on blogs about it either..., got so desperate that I'm posting on this blog (first time in my life I have to be missing something here...