Bug 173729 - libipt_recent missing
Summary: libipt_recent missing
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: iptables (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Blocks: 190430
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-11-19 20:32 UTC by Christopher McCrory
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-24 15:59:05 UTC
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Description Christopher McCrory 2005-11-19 20:32:53 UTC
Description of problem:
libipt_recent is missing from the iptables package

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install iptables
2. try to use -m recent
Actual results:
Applying iptables firewall rules: iptables-restore v1.2.8: Couldn't load match
`recent':/lib/iptables/libipt_recent.so: cannot open shared object file: No such
file or directory

Expected results:
library loads

Additional info:

sample rule:
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 22 -m recent
--rcheck --name SSH -j ACCEPT 
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 5500 -m recent
--name SSH --set -j DROP 
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 5501 -m recent
--name SSH --remove -j DROP

rpmbuild --rebuild iptables-1.2.8-12.3.src.rpm 
and it shows up ( built on: RHEL3 U6 2.4.21-37.ELsmp #1 SMP)

Comment 1 Milan Kerslager 2006-01-19 14:43:04 UTC
To test rebuilded package, you may use my repository (ver 1.2.8-12.3.ker.rhel3):


Comment 2 Milan Kerslager 2006-01-19 14:44:41 UTC
Doh. You have to cut "iptables-*" from the URLs above. Sorry.

Comment 3 Milan Kerslager 2006-01-19 17:06:33 UTC
As of posting to the Taroon list, this version is broken when trying to save
iptables rules with rule with recent module:


I'm using newer version from RHEL4 (rebuilded for RHEL3) to support
ipt_connlimit and it seems to work good for longer time. The saving rules works
too. So I replaced iptables in my stable repository (to


Comment 6 Christopher McCrory 2007-01-11 01:47:08 UTC
any chance of this making RHEL3 U9 ?

Comment 7 Issue Tracker 2007-07-04 16:13:18 UTC
Hallo Uwe,

ich schliesse dieses, da RHEL3 geschlossen wurde und dieses nicht
augenommen wurde.

Daher macht es keinen Sinn dieses Issue offen zu lassen.



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Comment 8 Thomas Woerner 2007-07-24 15:59:05 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Engineering for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.

Red Hat does not currently plan to provide this change in a Red Hat Enterprise
Linux update release for currently deployed products.

With the goal of minimizing risk of change for deployed systems, and in
response to customer and partner requirements, Red Hat takes a conservative
approach when evaluating enhancements for inclusion in maintenance updates
for currently deployed products. The primary objectives of update releases
are to enable new hardware platform support and to resolve critical

However, Red Hat will further review this request for potential inclusion
in future major releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. 

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