[ANNOUNCE] conntrack-tools 0.9.9 released

Pablo Neira Ayuso pablo at netfilter.org
Thu Dec 18 12:27:11 CET 2008


The netfilter project proudly presents another development release of
the conntrack-tools. This release includes important updates, fixes and
improvements. See changelog for details.

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?
A: http://www.netfilter.org/projects/conntrack-tools/downloads.html

Q: Where can I get more information about them?
A: http://conntrack-tools.netfilter.org

Q: Where can I have a look at the user manual?
A: http://conntrack-tools.netfilter.org/manual.html

Q: What are the main changes in this release?
A: The main changes in the conntrack command line interface are:
- filtering support for related connections (-L --status EXPECTED)
- several manpage updates
A: The main changes in the conntrackd user-space daemon are:
- new message format in the replication protocol (note that this breaks
backward compatibility with previous conntrack-tools releases)
- several performance improvements
- CIDR-based filtering support
- fixes and improvements in the state injection to kernel (aka. committing)
- several cleanups

On behalf of the Netfilter Project,


"Los honestos son inadaptados sociales" -- Les Luthiers

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