[solved] problem with recent match
martin f krafft
madduck at madduck.net
Sat Mar 11 00:02:16 CET 2006
This issue seems known and solved. Following is a clear explanation
I received elsewhere, included here with permission for
Sounds like you are experiencing the timer overflow bug in
ipt_recent. On 32bit machines with HZ at 1000 (the default in 2.6),
you'll hit the bug after ~25 days of uptime. This could explain why
you're only seeing this on some of your machines.
There are a couple of workarounds available  , but the
consensus from the Netfilter maintainers is that a full rewrite is
Apparently, patches exist and I have been told they have been
rejected by the maintainer as ipt_recent "needs a complete rewrite".
Could someone clue me in on the outlook? Is a rewrite already in
progress? Are there plans to remove the buggy module from the stable
martin; (greetings from the heart of the sun.)
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