[Bug 1171] New: define statement does not accept negative numbers

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Tue Aug 22 00:44:02 CEST 2017


            Bug ID: 1171
           Summary: define statement does not accept negative numbers
           Product: nftables
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P5
         Component: nft
          Assignee: pablo at netfilter.org
          Reporter: netfilter at allycomm.com

To replicate:

define PRI_DEFRAG    = -400 

results in the error

nftables.conf:22:24-24: Error: syntax error, unexpected -
define PRI_DEFRAG    = -400

Expected behavior:

Could "define" a negative number (as opposed to a string)

Possible work around:

define PRI_DEFRAG    = "-400"

(Unclear if this is parsed to a number, remains a string, or if it even

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