iptables extensions removed from package
In the most recent version of iptables, IPMARK and several other extensions
were removed .
I disagree with this change, and contacted the maintainer about it by filing a
bug report . The maintainer declined to put the extensions back into the
package, but provided no reason why, other than "I do not have to include any
A historical version of the README.Debian file included with iptables 
(it's no longer included in current versions) states that as many extensions
as possible will be included in the package. I think this is a great idea.
A recent dicussion on the netfilter-devel mailing list  discussed the fact
that the patch-o-matic system is undergoing/has undergone a change in
structure, whereas the actual patches are hosted on third-party sites rather
than on netfilter.org. I don't see why this would cause the extensions to be
removed from the Debian package.
Am I missing something here? Extensions such as IPMARK are stable and used by
many in the community. I don't understand why they have been removed from
Debian. I would like to see them put back into the mainstream so I don't
have to maintain my own separate package.
What do you think?