Multiple Address specification or match

Henrik Nordstrom hno at
Thu Sep 30 13:38:10 CEST 2004

On Thu, 30 Sep 2004, Temp02 wrote:

> The problem with the IPset/pool options are that they match only on a range
> of addresses, not specifically by source or destination

Eh? They match specificaly on either source or destination.

> also they seem to require the use of another userspace program to 
> actually build the sets which in itself complicates the process.


> Is it hard to extend the source and destination match functions to accept
> multiple arguments?

Yes and no.

It is not hard to make a custom match matching multiple IP addresses, but 
it would be restricted in the number of addresses you can match.

If you need to group very many addresses then ippool/ipset is the correct 


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