ip_conntrack_max vs ip_conntrack

Mohamed Eldesoky eldesoky.lists at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 13:30:43 CEST 2004


Well, I know its function, just wanted to make sure.
As there is a small network misconfiguration that I wanted to know its root.

Thanks for the help.


On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 11:19:35 -0400, Alistair Tonner <alistair at nerdnet.ca> wrote:
> On September 28, 2004 10:48 am, Mohamed Eldesoky wrote:
> > Well, I want to make sure that it remembers only connections that
> > passes THROUGH it !!
> 
>         Are you saying you don't want to track local connections?
> 
>         This file keeps track of anything that *_conntrack_* would watch.
>         As far as I know this includes local connections --
> 
>         If you are accepting any connections locally, they are very likely in this
>         table.
> 
>         I've seen at least one discussion about breaking this up into different
> files.  That gets messy very quicky from a code point of view, as well as
> from a logic point of view.  I certainly prefer the idea of having one place
> to track connections.
> 
>         Alistair Tonner
> 
> 
> 
> 
> >
> > On 28 Sep 2004 16:27:53 +0200, Jose Maria Lopez <jkerouac at bgsec.com> wrote:
> > > El mar, 28 de 09 de 2004 a las 09:59, Mohamed Eldesoky escribió:
> > > > But still,
> > > > The /proc/net/ip_conntrack should contain all connections tracked by
> > > > that firewall (ie, passing through the firewall), am I right ??
> > >
> > > Yes, and it will remember the connections made for a time. It's
> > > a list of all the connections the conntrack system have seen, and
> > > it's used to check the established and related connections.
> > >
> > >
> > >
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> 
> 



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