|| ||Jan Engelhardt <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||Netfilter Developer Mailing List <email@example.com>|
|| ||[announce] Xtables, Xtables-addons 1.5.1 and Writing Xtables Modules|
|| ||Thu, 21 Feb 2008 20:37:19 +0100 (CET)|
|| ||Linux Kernel Mailing List <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
I have released ?Xtables? 1.5.1, which is a package of my ongoing
iptables development¹ that I did lately. Patrick McHardy was not
available last week to merge patches due to higher powers, so I
branched off the iptables subversion trunk into git since quilting on
top of svn was not so fun.
Xtables, that is the goal sought, will merge and unify arptables and
ebtables² as becomes possible.
What will now become of the iptables and xtables packages? Xtables
clearly is "more recent" than the latest iptables svn, but I would
not want to do Xtables as a continuous parallel fork to iptables³.
Maybe merge? or declare it the new official thing -- who knows.
Additionally, ?Xtables-addons? 1.5.1 was released, which is supposed
to supersede patch-o-matic(-ng). As with POM, this package contains
not-so-officially-approved extensions. But different from POM is that
it does not (and will not) contain any "patches" that would require
patching the kernel. Just extensions that can be compiled and then
Furthermore, I would like to make aware of ?Writing your own Xtables
module? document, which describes the code needed to get started with
your own xtables modules. It is based upon Nicolas's earlier "Writing
your own iptables module"
. . . . . . . http://jengelh.hopto.org/documents/Writing_Xtables.pdf
tarballs . . . http://dev.computergmbh.de/files/xtables/
gitweb . . . . http://dev.computergmbh.de/gitweb.cgi?p=xtables
. . . . . . . http://dev.computergmbh.de/gitweb.cgi?p=xtables-addons
gitclone . . . git://dev.computergmbh.de/xtables
. . . . . . . git://dev.computergmbh.de/xtables-addons
SRPM for reference how to build it in an automatic environment
. . . . . . . http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/suser-jengelh/SRPMS/
RPMs (SUSE). . http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/suser-jengelh/SUSE-10.3/
¹It is supposed to be stable.
²FAQ: On a source base. User-visible commands like ip6tables remain.
³Read: merging forth and back between iptables-svn and xtables-git =
?There were talks about moving the iptables subversion repository to
git, but I could not wait for you guys, sorry ;-)
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