BALANCE target disappeared (was Re: Planning to release
Tue, 16 Oct 2001 17:23:19 +0200
On Tue, Oct 16, 2001 at 04:09:17PM +0200, Sneppe Filip wrote:
> >Hi all!
> >Due to the unfortunately high number of remaining bugs in
> >1.2.3 I'm planning to release 1.2.4 ASAP.
> >This time I want to ask everybody about remaining bugs in the
> >current CVS tree.
> >Please inform me before Thu 18 Oct, 10:00 GMT+1 about any
> >remaining issues - otherwise 1.2.4 will be released in the
> >state of current CVS.
> This is not really a bug report, more of a question I came accross
> when trying to answer the person looking for server load balancing
> with server affinity:
> Where did the BALANCE target go to in current CVS ? I can't find
> a trace of it in patch-o-matic, not in any recent kernels (2.4.12).
> AFAIK there is also no mention of it disappearing in the
> netfilter-devel archives.
Hm. I think there was something on netfilter-devel about this. Anyway, if
you use CVSweb, you can see the comment when the file was removed:
"BALANCE patch deleted, as the 'randomness' patch (by rusty) in the main
kernel (since 2.4.8, at least) solves this issue"
> Looking for this target, I stumbled upon libipt_BALANCE.c in an
> extensions/ directory. I assume this directory is used for writing
> matches & targets...
This is true. The userspace extension should be in this directory for some
time, since people may compile a new iptables but still use an old kernel,
which still had the BALANCE patch compiled in...
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