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Re: [PATCH|RFC] IPv6 netfilter: a module for complete proxy ND support

To: "YOSHIFUJI Hideaki / ?$B5HF#1QL@" <yoshfuji@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH|RFC] IPv6 netfilter: a module for complete proxy ND support
From: Harald Welte <laforge@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 12:33:58 +0100
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On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 09:04:27PM +0900, YOSHIFUJI Hideaki / ?$B5HF#1QL@ wrote:
> In article <Pine.LNX.4.58.0401141250470.24125@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> (at Wed, 14 
> Jan 2004 13:25:42 +0200 (EET)), Ville Nuorvala <vnuorval@xxxxxxxxxx> says:
> 
> > the packets for local processing. I think the cleanest solution for this
> > is a netfilter module (which I have incidentally written already :)
> 
> I don't think so. Proxy should not depend on netfilter.

Where is the problem?  It doesn't depend on hevyweight functions like
iptables/conntrack/whatever... it just depends on the netfilter hooks in
the core network stack (which are very lightweight, compared to what the
rest of the packet filtering subsystem does).

> --yoshfuji

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- Harald Welte <laforge@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>             http://www.netfilter.org/
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