[RFC] alternative to conntrack ID
laforge at netfilter.org
Mon Jul 11 07:41:07 CEST 2005
On Wed, Jun 22, 2005 at 07:23:20PM +0200, Patrick McHardy wrote:
> Amin Azez wrote:
> > Err... the current problem is that the conntrack id _may_ be re-used
> > within milli-seconds?
> > I was trying to find a safe conntrack id.
> No, it is 64 bit wide and does not wrap for a long time.
I'm still not convinced that the ID is a good idea (or that it is needed
in most cases). However,
However, flow based accounting is basically finished, all that it lacks
is nfnetlink/ctnetlink. So I want to submit them pretty soon for
If you have decided onto which form of ID, please try to merge those patches
(if any) soon and tell me when I can finalize ctnetlink/nfnetlink for
- Harald Welte <laforge at netfilter.org> http://netfilter.org/
"Fragmentation is like classful addressing -- an interesting early
architectural error that shows how much experimentation was going
on while IP was being designed." -- Paul Vixie
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