[Bug 51] New: Supplying more than 8 ports to connection tracking triggers unusual system behavior
Sun, 16 Feb 2003 01:15:24 +0100
Summary: Supplying more than 8 ports to connection tracking
triggers unusual system behavior
Component: connection tracking
I use gShield (http://muse.linuxmafia.org/gshield.html) to set up iptables
configuration on my RedHat 8.0 system. I recently decided to add several more
ports to the list of ports that irc connection tracking handles, approx. 13.
This caused a number of unusual symptoms in my system. The first indication was
the mouse stopped working. The second was when I rebooted the system, linux
would hang during boot as it was loading services such as sshd, sendmail, lpd,
etc. The system would just stop processing, although it would respond to
cntl-alt-del. I could always boot to single-user.
I spent about a week chasing this bug thinking it was a hardware problem (new
mouse, new motherboard, new cpu....).
Fortuitously, I noticed some error messages today about too many ports for
connection tracking, so I reduced the number to 8. And the problems went away.
Hope this helps.
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