[Bug 820] Quotas not limiting the exact specified limit

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Mon Jul 1 22:19:56 CEST 2013


--- Comment #7 from Phil Oester <netfilter at linuxace.com> 2013-07-01 22:19:54 CEST ---
I still think you are misinterpreting how the quota match works here.  If you
add this rule:  

 /sbin/iptables -A table1 -m quota --quota X -j ACCEPT

Then that rule WILL NOT CHANGE OVER TIME.  X will always remain X, and the rule
will not "disappear".  This is important, since if you want to use
iptables-save to save your ruleset, you should not have rules randomly
disappearing or changing their quota values.

What should happen, however, is that once a quota has been reached on a given
rule, it will NO LONGER MATCH.  At this point, the counters will stop
increasing for the rule.  

Are you not seeing this behavior?

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