|| ||Pablo Neira Ayuso <email@example.com>|
|| ||firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com|
|| ||[ANNOUNCE] conntrack-tools 0.9.10 released|
|| ||Sun, 25 Jan 2009 22:05:30 +0100|
|| ||firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com|
|| ||Article, Thread
The netfilter project presents another development release of the
conntrack-tools. As usual, this release includes important fixes,
improvements and new features, mainly:
= command line interface: conntrack =
* New option `-C': you can use it to display the number of entries in
the conntrack and expectation tables.
= userspace daemon: conntrackd =
* Internal performance improvements: important rework of the
hashtable/caching/queueing infrastructure; single output path for state
transmissions; improved event-driven architecture. See ChangeLog
attached for more details.
* Support for multi-dedicated links: you can define a pool of dedicated
links, ie. if the current dedicated link fails, another available in the
pool is selected to propagate state-changes. See the example files under
doc/ for more information.
* Extended statistics information: you can display networking, caching,
runtime and queueing statistics with `conntrackd -s [type]'. See the
manpage for more information on the statistics types.
* Polling (or batch-based) synchronization: you can configure the daemon
to send batches periodically instead of the soft real-time state
synchronization. This allows you to set up a relaxed replication while
consuming less computational resources. See `PollSecs' clause.
Q: How stable are the conntrack-tools?
A: This software is under development. Nevertheless, it has been tested
in a cluster environment composed of two stateful firewalls running
Debian 4.0 (Etch) with a Linux kernel 2.6.28, keepalived 1.1.15, using
conntrackd in FT-FW mode, randomly (in periods of 10 seconds) setting
links down to force the fail-over between the nodes. The results has
shown no hangs/closure in any TCP connection.
Q: What are the conntrack-tools?
A: The conntrack-tools are:
- The userspace daemon so-called conntrackd that covers the specific
aspects of stateful Linux firewalls to enable high availability
solutions. It can be used as statistics collector of the firewall use as
well. The daemon is highly configurable and easily extensible.
- The command line interface (CLI) conntrack that provides an interface
to add, delete and update flow entries, list current active flows in
plain text/XML, current IPv4 NAT'ed flows, reset counters, and flush the
complete connection tracking table among many other.
Q: Where can I download it from?
Q: Where can I get more information about them?
Q: Where can I have a look at the user manual?
On behalf of the Netfilter Project,
"Los honestos son inadaptados sociales" -- Les Luthiers
Pablo Neira Ayuso (48):
headers: delete unused flags in conntrackd.h
src: add network statistics via `-s network'
src: add cache statistics via `-s cache'
src: add run-time statistics via `-s runtime'
sync-mode: remove unnecessary split lines
conntrackd: fix missing \n in conntrackd -h
cache_iterators: display the commit time taken in the logs
cache_iterators: add total entries available in the cache to stats
cache: fix ENOSPC errors due to over-population of inactive entries
filter: skip filtering by state if the event has no state info
run: show current netlink buffer size in `-s runtime'
netlink: don't double the netlink buffer twice during resize
src: constify hashtable parameter in hash() callbacks
hashtable: use calloc instead of malloc + memset
hashtable: check NULL instead of ! for pointers
filter: add prefix ct_filter_ to hash and compare functions
run: limit the number of iterations over the event handling
src: rework of the hash-cache infrastructure
cache: add status field to store the object status
run: relax resynchronization algorithm when netlink overruns
sync: unify tx_list and tx_queue into one single tx_queue
ftfw: move helloing to ftfw_xmit()
sync: add generic tx_queue for all synchronization modes
sync: enqueue state updates to tx_queue
network: do not re-set the message type in nethdr_set* functions
src: support for redundant dedicated links
src: rename overrun handler to resync handler
src: remove register_fds hooks
src: add state polling support (oppossed to current event-driven)
cache: add objects statistics
ftfw: add ResendQueueSize and deprecate ResendBufferSize clauses
src: add `-s queue' and change `-v' behaviour
conntrack: add -C command to display the counter
src: obsolete `DestroyTimeout' clause
conntrack: fix use of -u which is optional with -I
cache_iterators: start a clean session if commit finds an entry
cache: remove nl_exist_conntrack() function
cache: mangle timeout inside nl_*_conntrack() functions
src: don't clone when calling nl_*_conntrack functions
src: change behaviour of `-t' option
cache: move lifetime feature to main cache code
src: add support for approximate timeout calculation during commit
src: increase default PurgeTimeout value
netlink: set IP_CT_TCP_FLAG_CLOSE_INIT for TIME_WAIT states
doc: unset CommitTimeout by default
doc: use 'From' instead of 'from' in the example configfiles
doc: increase hashtable bucket size and limits in example files
configure: bump version to 0.9.10