ippool and such
Thu, 28 Feb 2002 10:37:13 +0100
2002-02-28 00:33:26-0500, Matthew Keller <firstname.lastname@example.org> ->
> I've been playing withe the "latest" ippool and associated modules. It
> seems a little backwards to me. I would think that one could create an
> empty pool (much like one creates an empty chain) and then populate it
> with ippool -A commands (much like one populates iptables the same way).
> Instead it seems that it wants a fixed-range pool defined, and only
> allows you to add and delete from that range. (I understand this is a
> limitation of the "bitmap proof-of-concept").
> I've been through the archives and there was a flurry of activity on
> this topic at the end of March of 2001, with a lot of forward-thinking
> and good ideas. Wondering if anyone was working on any of that? If not,
> I'd like to take a stab at some of it (namely the ability to maintain
> dynamic lists like chains). I'm probably a horrible C programmer these
> days, as I've been engulfed in Perl for the last few years but I used to
> be decent at it, and as this is something I really really would like to
> see efficiently working, I'd be willing to dump some time at the
> problem. I've checked out the CVS code, and it looks straight forward
> enough. If anyone has any uncommitted code they'd like to share or
> commit to CVS that'd be helpful.
It's already completly rewritten to support more pooltypes and being more
modulized. Its finished and on testing right now as of 2 weeks back. Expect
a large patch to be sent in soon.
/Gozem A.K.A. Joakim Axelsson