Connection states information tables

Aleksandar Milivojevic amilivojevic at
Tue Sep 21 21:10:29 CEST 2004

Lorenzo Rossi wrote:
> My question is:
> How many state tables are used? one table for each main chain?
> One for INPUT and one for OUTPUT?

Only one table is used, regardless of how many tables and/or chains you 
have.  Everything goes into that one table.  Having separate tables, one 
for each chain, wouldn't be of much use (than you couldn't match 
incoming and outgoing packets of single connection, unless you traverse 
all those tables which is just the same as having one table).

Aleksandar Milivojevic <amilivojevic at>    Pollard Banknote Limited
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