R: [rsbac] Re: 1.2.0 backport to 2.2 kernels?

Alberto Guglielmo rsbac@rsbac.org
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 07:35:32 +0100

To encourage Marc Martinez.....
Especially if you employ it in a firewall, the 2.4.x kernel has many
advantages, one for all, iptables!
I currently have some firewall boxes with 2.4 kernels and RSBAC (1.1.2, I
wait 1.2 "stable" ...) with full satisfaction, ok, about full ;-)

Alberto Guglielmo
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-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: rsbac-admin@rsbac.org [mailto:rsbac-admin@rsbac.org]Per conto di
Marc Martinez
Inviato: martedi 26 febbraio 2002 21.55
A: rsbac@rsbac.org
Oggetto: [rsbac] Re: 1.2.0 backport to 2.2 kernels?

On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 12:30:19PM +0100, Amon Ott wrote:
> Hi!
> Since I am not likely to need it, and backporting is a lot of work, who of
> you does need 1.2.0 on 2.2 kernels?
> Please speak out now or I am not going to do the port...

I was personally very much looking forward to it so that I can easily
switch between 2.2 and 2.4 kernels with a new firewall box I'm building.
if there is not much real interest in it and the port does not happen
I can certainly manage, but I was hoping to be able to avoid
maintaining 2 different sets of rsbac utilities and have the CAP
management modules available for 2.2..

> Additionally, we could get rid of all the old 2.2 compatibility stuff and
> bunch of #ifdef's for the kernel version. Until the next big changes come,
> course. :(

this is certainly a worthy argument for considering dropping the 2.2

guess it's time to start testing a 2.4 kernel on the new box..

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