[Bug 842] Addition of iptables rule referencing an ipset of the wrong address family does not fail

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Sat Aug 17 22:06:05 CEST 2013


--- Comment #4 from Quentin Armitage <quentin at armitage.org.uk> 2013-08-17 22:06:04 CEST ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> I have checked the iptables source tree: for family-independent matches/targets
> the actual family is not passed to the match/target functions. So the functions
> cannot know whether iptables or ip6tables called them. The issue cannot be
> fixed without iptables core modifications.

I don't think its worth a great deal of hassle about this from a coding
perspective, but it might be worth making mention of this in an appropriate man
page so users are aware that some things they can do won't work.

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