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Re: iptables with no module support?

On Wed, 23 Apr 2003 15:17:03 +0100
David Ramsden <david@hexstream.eu.org> wrote:

> I'm building a 'secure' server.
> I downloaded the 2.4.20 kernel source from kernel.org and patched with
> grsecurity (latest patch).
> I also disabled loadable modules or any module support in the kernel for
> added security - So everything is compiled in to the kernel.
> However, iptables won't work, saying it can't initialise iptables table
> 'filter' and saying "do you need to insmod?".
> So does iptables require module support? I don't want to use modules
> though! :-)
> Surely the Netfilter people would have thought of this?
> I can't find an option to allow ipchains compatibility either - Does
> this no longer exist?
> So any workarounds, fixes etc. etc. would be most welcome.

Just to say it happened to me too, no reply from the netfilter ml


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