Discrete packaging of experimental modules

Sven Schuster schuster.sven at gmx.de
Sun Sep 19 00:30:35 CEST 2004


Hi Kenneth,

On Sat, Sep 18, 2004 at 02:55:42PM -0700, Kenneth Porter told us:
> Expected, hence my question/suggestion about making the extensions 
> dynamically loadable. For instance, it would be nice if an extension could 
> drop its userspace into, say, /usr/libexec/netfilter/xxx.so and be 
> instantly recognized. One could then release a kernel-matched rpm or deb 
> with the kernel module and the userspace component for the extension.

thats's actually the way it works by default. The userspace extensions for
the iptables command are compiled and linked as shared libraries and loaded
at runtime, the default location is /usr/local/lib/iptables.


Sven

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