Re: 2.6.12: connection tracking broken?

From: Bart De Schuymer
Date: Thu Jun 23 2005 - 01:14:52 EST

Op do, 23-06-2005 te 07:49 +1000, schreef Herbert Xu:
> Longer term though we should obsolete the ipt_physdev module. The
> rationale there is that this creates a precedence that we can't
> possibly maintain in a consistent way. For example, we don't have
> a target that matches by hardware MAC address. If you wanted to
> do that, you'd hook into the arptables interface rather than deferring
> iptables after the creation of the hardware header.

Iptables also sees purely bridged packets and at least for these packets
the physdev module is useful and harmless. I think removing physdev
alltogether is a bit drastic.

I wonder what flood of messages from angry users the removal of the
physdev functionality for routed packets will stirr.


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