Bug 522000

Summary: [RFE ] Connlimit kernel module support [rhel-4.9]
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Reporter: Eugene Teo (Security Response) <eteo>
Component: kernelAssignee: Jiri Pirko <jpirko>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Evan McNabb <emcnabb>
Severity: high Docs Contact:
Priority: urgent    
Version: 4.9CC: dhoward, eteo, jolsa, jpirko, jplans, jskrabal, lwang, rkhan, twoerner, vgoyal
Target Milestone: rcKeywords: FutureFeature, Triaged, ZStream
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Clone Of: 483588 Environment:
Last Closed: 2011-02-16 15:43:45 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 483588, 525132    
Bug Blocks: 563222, 563223    

Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2009-09-09 03:07:30 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #483588 +++

Support for connlimit in the kernel was added in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via the advisory RHSA-2009:1243. This bug was filed to ensure that we also provide support for connlimit on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

# cat /etc/redhat-release 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 8)
# uname -rm
2.6.9-89.7.EL i686
# iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --syn --dport 80 -m connlimit --connlimit-above 15 -j REJECT
iptables: No chain/target/match by that name


AFAIK, the iptables package has support for connlimit, but the kernel needs to provide the required module in order for this feature to work.

This is related to bug 483588.

We will need this in 4.8.z as well.

Comment 2 Jiri Pirko 2009-09-23 14:10:50 UTC
depends on iptables package simple change.

Comment 11 Vivek Goyal 2010-04-05 19:31:01 UTC
Committed in 89.22.EL . RPMS are available at http://people.redhat.com/vgoyal/rhel4/

Comment 17 errata-xmlrpc 2011-02-16 15:43:45 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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